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European Day of Languages

Our Language students celebrate

French and Spanish students in Year 7, 9 and 10 celebrated European Day of Languages on Wednesday, 26th September. They taught the class some words in their native language or a language that they know, they took part in a quiz and enjoyed some European breakfast.

Learning a second language will increase your cognitive skills.  It will show how much you can analyse and memorise.  Therefore this will increase your chance to get into the top universities.  Being bilingual or trilingual will make your brain work harder, which will increase your learning ability, in any aspect of a subject. This also deceases the chance of diseases.  Being able to speak more than one language is also increasing chances of employment across the world.  So come, on start now. It’s never too late.
Ammara Year 9 Urdu.

Learning a new language is not only important for developing your speaking skills and challenging your brain, but it helps to bring different communities from all over the world  together, and you can understand someone who lives on the other side of the world.  Communication is so important, and you need to be able to do so with other people.​​​​​​​
Beatrix 9S

Learning different languages help you in many ways: mentally and socially. Firstly, learning a second language will enhance your listening skills, memory and concentration, as well as increasing your knowledge on the language. Additionally, you will be able to communicate with a variety of people across the globe easily and by communicating with native speakers, you’ll learn more about the language, your surroundings, and other people very quickly. Moreover, you will enjoy the language and have fun learning, speaking, writing and reading! Personally, learning French has made me much more open minded and I love speaking with many people!  I find that it is very important to learn a language because I am a more confident speaker.​​​​​​​Amanta 9S 

This week,  in our French lesson, we learnt different languages to celebrate EDL Students volunteered to teach the rest of the class a bit of their chosen language. We learnt Russian, Urdu, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Somali, Korean, Portuguese and even Back Slang! Learning languages allows us to communicate with people around the world, to explore different cultures and traditions.
Year 10 French students

Year 10 Spanish are currently studying the theme of culture, for example, festivals, fiestas and food, so it was really relevant to celebrate with food!

Para celebrar el Día Europeo de Idiomas, hicimos una celebración muy divertida! Comimos un desayuno europeo, por ejemplo, croissants y bollos con chocolate con quesos franceses. Estaba riquísimo todo. Hablamos en español con nuestras amigas. Me encantó la celebración porque fue fenomenal. Quiero que lo hagamos de Nuevo.

To celebrate European Day of languages we had a really fun celebration at the beginning of Spanish. We ate a European breakfast, for example croissants, pain au chocolat, and French cheeses. It was really nice. We spoke Spanish with our friends. I loved the breakfast celebration because we had a lovely time. I’d love to do it again sometime.​​​​​​​
Amira  10G

Ms Prieto​​​​​​​
Head of Modern Foreign Languages Faculty