Sunday, 22 June 2014

Success at the prestigious Nihongo Cup 2014

We are proud to announce that Cynthia was awarded second place in the KS4 category at the highly prestigious Nihongo Cup - the annual Japanese speech contest at the Japanese Embassy in London. There were 6 other finalists in KS4 from around the country. Cynthia was the first to give her speech and although she looked slightly nervous, she spoke absolutely freely (of course!) whereas many finalists used notes. Cynthia received a silver medal, a digital camera and Japanese reading books for her to improve her Japanese even more!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

World Cup Songs

France: Allez les bleus!
Germany: Mister Santos
La copa de todos:
Japanese fan song:

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

World Cup trailers in different languages

French trailer 1
French trailer 2:
German world cup team - promo trailer:
Spanish: World Cup song by Shakira in Spanish
Japan: team profile:

Friday, 6 June 2014

Rotkäppchen II

Here is a second writing sample of our students' independent work on Rotkäppchen:

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

... the Language Perfect World Championship results are in!

A massive well done to all our competitors in this year's Language Perfect World Championship! We can't wait to hand out the certificates in assembly and announce the overall winner whose name will be the first to be engraved on our trophy (see previous post).

Two new awards/trophies

Our brand new shiny trophies - for the West Coventry Sixth Form Language Awards and the Language Perfect World Championships: Winners to be engraved annually!

Visitors from Japan

Our Y8 and 9 students have had a great time getting to know the 15 trainee teachers from Hiroshima, Japan. The teachers are completing a 3 month placement at Warwick university and are helping out in our Japanese lessons with all sorts of activities including origami, kanji writing, speaking and listening work and a variety of cultural exchange activities.