S2 Modern Linguists at the Beijing Opera

Tuesday 17th December 2019

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Xie  Xie  to  Ms  Zhao,  our  Mandarin  teacher, for  organising  a  visit  from  the  Beijing  Opera  as  part  of  China  Week !

The  event  yesterday was  mainly  aimed  at  our  S2  pupils  – who  will  soon be making  their  choices  as  to which  languages  to  continue  and/or  begin  in S3  –  but  was also  attended  by  some of  our  Senior  Phase  classes  and  some  S1  pupils.

All  S2  pupils  found  out  about  how  to  use  a  Chinese  abacus  (based  on  multiples  of  5, not  10)  and  heard  our  visiting  musicians  perform  on  a  variety  of  traditional  Chinese  instruments  (One  of  two  ladies  played  twenty-three  instruments).  Our  pupils  had  a  go, as  well,  as  you  can  see  from  the  pictures.

This  year  (2018-19)  we  have  one  class  of  S3  pupils  learning  Mandarin.  We hope  to  increase this  to  two  classes  next  year.  Hopefully  this  will  have  inspired  some pupils  that  Mandarin will  be  the  right  language choice  for  them next  year !

Any  of  our  S2  pupils  who  would like more  info  about  learning  mandarin  in  S3  should  see  Mrs  Zhao.

Parents  can also  get in  touch  with  me  directly  if  I  can  help  in  any  way :    J.Poots@mgfl.net

Mr  Poots

Principal Teacher Modern Language

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