This issue of the magazine includes celebrations from different countries, that take place around the start of the year and near Spring time. You will also find some songs, recipes and activities in various languages.
The names of the winners of the S1 and S2 competition ‘Write a recipe in French’ are also revealed !
on behalf of the Language Ambassadors
Culture Magazine – Issue 12
Attention all S1 and S2 pupils, details below or check your Google Classroom for French to find out about an exciting competition!
Competition – Write a recipe in French
Thanks to our wonderful ambassadors and Mme Parisot for the production of this amazing magazine. Enjoy!
CULTURE MAGAZINE- Issue 11
From our wonderful Modern Languages Ambassadors:
Bonjour! ¡Hola! 你好!
This magazine will regularly update you about French, Spanish and Chinese cultures and allow you to read, cook, sing and enjoy cultures from around the world. This term’s magazine is themed around different festivals!
Any answers to games or quizzes could earn pupils house points – please return your completed activity/activities to one of our Language
Ambassadors for a chance to win house points.
A massive thanks to our language ambassadors who have done an amazing job on collating articles and putting them together!
Mod Langs CULTURE MAGAZINE- ISSUE 10
Enjoy everyone, and we would like to wish you all a happy and restful summer break. Looking forward to seeing your faces in August!
Magazine Issue 9
We are delighted to confirm that Discovering the Arabic World will start for S6s the week beginning 21st of September 2020. Please put the date in your diaries. You will be able to participate remotely in each lesson – either in school or at home. Lessons will be recorded and posted in Microsoft Teams within the Glow portal. Class materials will also be available to you in MS Teams.
In order to access the live streamed lessons, you will need access to the internet and Chrome.
Just to remind you, the timetable will be as follows:
· Monday 13:15 – 14:05
· Wednesday 13:50 – 14:40
Please note: In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, it is unlikely that the Arabic Language Assistants will be visiting schools throughout term 1. However, we will review this on an ongoing basis in line with Scottish Government advice and local circumstances.
Please check your Modern Languages yeargroup Google classrom for information as to how to join this amazing event, organised by the British Council!
Enjoy the latest edition of our culture magazine!
Magazine Issue 8
ARABIC EVENT – TUESDAY 23RD JUNE – SAVE THE DATE
Please see below details on an event focusing on the language and culture of the Arabic-speaking world. YOU DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE TO BE STUDYING ARABIC TO TAKE PART.
This virtual event will take place on Tuesday 23rd June from 13:25 – 15:00.
13:30 An introduction to Arabic language and cultures by Tony Calderbank from the QFI. This will also be an opportunity for students to share their ideas of what the Arabic-speaking world means to them
13:50 A traditional Arab story told by Elias Mattar. Elias is a Palestinian play specialist, story teller drama therapist, performer and founder of the El Bayet Centre for Performing Arts & Drama Therapy. He is a Youth well-being Programme Coordinator specialising in working with unaccompanied young asylum seekers and refugees.
14:10 A session on stereotypes of the Arab world by Hana Mohamed who works for Caabu (The Council for Arab British Understanding). This session will look at the stereotypes of the Arab world by exploring the influence of film and media stories. It will also highlight the value of looking beyond stereotypes and generalisations and explore the need for mutual respect and understanding
14:30 Live performances and discussions by Syrian American hip-hop artist Omar Offendum. Born in Saudi Arabia and now living in Los Angeles, California, Omar is also a designer, poet and peace activist whose work blends Arabic and English words and rhythms. Please see the following link to share with pupils an example of his music https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWyGm1LBpnQ
This event will be delivered through a Microsoft teams webcast. This means that none of the pupils will be able to see or interact with one another. You will be able to ask questions via the Q and A function – all questions will be approved by a moderator.
The event will include multiple interactive elements such as Q&A sessions for each speaker and there will be suggested tasks that pupils to complete after the event.
DETAILS OF HOW TO JOIN THIS EVENT WILL BE POSTED EITHER TOMORROW OR ON MONDAY.
Enjoy the latest edition of our French cultural magazine!
Magazine Issue 7