Lasswade High School


Tuesday 10th December 2019

Going Further With Modern Languages
Assembly Hall, Lasswade High School
7 – 8.30 pm, Wednesday 11th December 2019

❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞

‒ Frank Smith, psycholinguist

6.30 pm : next year’s potential linguists / double-linguists and their parents begin to arrive, welcomed by current S3 linguists. Opportunity to find out about Heriot Watt’s Scholar Programme (in the Atrium before entering Assembly Hall) from Mr Cheung and Dr Bill Beveridge, Director of Scholar Heriot-Watt University.

7.00 Mrs Brown, Depute Head Teacher, welcomes guests, outlines plans for Modern Languages

7.05 Mr Poots, Principal Teacher Modern Languages, adds to welcome, speaks about format of event

7.09 Professor Laura Bradley, Department of European Languages and Cultures (German), University of Edinburgh

7.13 Professor Peter Dayan, Department of European Languages and Cultures (French and Francophone Studies), University of Edinburgh

7.17 Mr Mike Cheung – Area Coordinator at Heriot-Watt University (Scholar)

7.21 Dr Michael Lynch – Institute for Education, Teaching and Leadership, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh

7.25 Mr Thomas Chaurin – Head of Languages for All, Centre for Open Learning
The University of Edinburgh

(Q & A opportunity)

7.29 – 7.37 The Two McDonalds (current S4 double-linguists, French and Mandarin)

7.37 : Mr Euan Smith Euan Smith, Partner for Pinsent Masons LLP

7.41 Mr Curtis Weir, Vice President of the China Futures Society

7.45 Mr Simon Gooch, Director of Student Recruitment, Europe & Africa for ELS Educational Services, Inc and parent of two current S3 linguists

7.49 Mr David Binns – UK Business Manager, Sanako Corporation

(Q&A opportunity)

7.53 Mr Poots

7.55 – 8.30 Light refreshments served, opportunity to mingle with guest-speakers, Modern Linguists, Modern Languages teachers and Mrs Brown. Chance to ask any further questions and complete ‘exit survey.’

“One who speaks only one language is one person, but one who speaks two languages is worth two people.”
‒ Turkish Proverb

Thank you – Danke – merci – xiè xie for attending this evening ! The Modern Languages teachers hope to see you again soon at S3 parents’ evening !

James Poots
Principal Teacher Modern Languages
Lasswade High School

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