The Modern Languages Department is delighted to announce the arrival of our new team member, Miss Duan. Miss Duan, who is from Shanghai, will be spending a year assisting Miss Zhao in Mandarin classes. We look forward to working with Miss Duan !
The Modern Languages Department is delighted to announce the arrival of its new French dictionaries ! There will be a new set in Rooms 214, 212, 210 and 209 next week. They’re a bit bigger and more clearly laid-out than the set we have been using up to now and come with free online support. [...]
The new S3 beginners’ German class is now three weeks into their new course and coping well with their Hausaufgabe (homework), if this piece of work by Fraser R is anything to go by. The task was to do a bit of research and find out the German names for European and non-European countries. If [...]
The Primary Seven pupils who will be visiting ‘the Big School’ on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week have already made a very good impression on their future Modern Languages teachers ! Since April, P7 classes at Bonnyrigg, Hawthornden, Lasswade, Rosewell, Paradykes and Burnbrae Primary Schools have been busy preparing short films and Powerpoint presentations [...]
Learning a Modern Language has many advantages. One of them is that you can always support the team whose language you’re learning if the Scottish team doesn’t make it to the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. New S3 pupils who have continued learning French or are just starting German or Mandarin [...]
The Modern Languages Department is beginning to use Google Classroom. New S2 French classes 2D, 2G, 2H and 2J will find that a link to the youtube clip used in class this week to revise the French numbers 1-100 has been posted (just in case the class-members would like to revise this topic following their [...]
‘Hearty welcomes’ to all S3 pupils who will be having their first-ever German lesson this morning. As the Germans say : Hals und Beinbruch (Break your neck and leg = Good luck) ! Mr Poots, PT Modern Languages