This week we have been celebrating European Day of Languages. This is a special day for linguists to celebrate the variety of different languages spoken across Europe. The children learnt about why it is important to learn other languages with Mrs Dickinson, and then made posters.
Mrs Jordan teaches French across Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust and was very impressed with the colourful and well-presented posters. Wren’s poster highlighted that you don’t need to be fluent to communicate in another language. Jessica’s poster included lots of benefits of language learning and including the fact that 75% of the world’s population speak no English at all. Millie stated that learning languages are good for your brain and fun to learn. Emily commented on her poster that learning another language helps you understand your own language. Theo wrote that the joy of learning another language is that you also learn about different cultures.
This week in our French lesson we learnt that Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg also have French as an official language. It would be wonderful if children could do some research at home to identify other countries across the world that have French as an official language. We also learnt how to have an introductory conversation in French and how to spot France on a map.
Mrs Jordan looks forward to teaching Class 2 every Thursday afternoon.