School Closures – Where do I find my lessons?

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Hola, Bonjour, Hello! By now you’ll have been updated about the closing of our schools. Whilst we are all really sad that about this, we’ll have some lessons and work updated on Google Classrooms. Class teachers will have told you about how to access this, however if you were absent we’d suggest you ask one of your classmates for the class code to access your Google Classroom. We will be updating it with tasks and projects which we hope you’ll enjoy, and which we hope will help you. Stay courageous and keep working hard during the coming months. From the Modern Languages Department.

S3 Spanish – Are you thinking about it?

Last night we had a great time at the S2 Information Evening, where we had the chance to meet and talk to lots of our S2 pupils and their parents & carers. We are so pleased that so many of you are considering taking Spanish in S3! If you haven’t made your mind up, or if you have any more questions then please come along and see us in the Modern Languages Department. We hope to see you in Spanish next year! ¡Hasta luego!

Prelim Exams – Senior Pupils

We would like to wish all the best to our senior pupils who are sitting exams in our various languages. It is a very busy time but please know that you can succeed based on all the hard work that has been put in. If you have any last minute questions about the exams, please come and see us in the Modern Languages Department.

S3 Assessments

Just a wee reminder to all those in S3 that your Reading and Listening assessments are now happening. These will include all vocabulary you have learned since the beginning of the S3 course. Take plenty time to revise for these so that you have a good chance of success.

Chanson de la Semaine

Bonjour à tous! This week’s song of the week – Chanson de le Semaine – is from French artist Soprano. His recent song is called ‘A nos héros du quotidien’. Have a listen, and tell your teacher if you can work out what you think the title means. Enjoy!

S4 Talking Exams – SQA

Bonjour to all S4 French pupils. As you know we are now on our way to the National 5 Talking exam which will take place at the end of November. This is your final SQA exam and is not a prelim. Please let your teacher know if you have any doubts or worries. In the meantime, please find below the timeline for your National 5 course, so you can see when everything is happening. Bon courage!

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Canción de la Semana

This week’s canción de la semana – song of the week – is here and it’s from a great Spanish band called Morat. They always have a lot of fun with their music, so why not have a listen to their song ‘Cuando nadie ve’ and see what you think. Can anyone tell us what the name of the song means too?

Nice Trip 2020

Bonjour to all S3 pupils who are interested in the Nice trip 2020. You can go ahead and start making payments via ParentPay. It’s a great trip and we’d love you all to be a part of it. If you have any other questions please see Mrs Pierre or Mrs Boulton-Jones.

Careers Day 2019

We are very excited to host the very first Modern Languages Careers Day this year. This is targeted at S4 and will take place on Tuesday 8th October. We’re really excited to host lots of different companies and universities for a day to allow you all to see how languages can help in your future career. If you’re in S5 and S6 and would like to find out more too, please let us know.

Calling all S1 pupils!

Bonjour to all you S1 pupils! This is just a wee reminder to make sure you’ve completed your first Peer Assessment on page 19 of your vocabulary booklet. This lets you check how you’ve got on so far in the S1 course. If there’s anything you’re not too sure about, come and let your teacher know and they’ll be happy to help you.

 

Canción de la Semana

Hola! This week’s song of the week is a Spanish one, and in Spanish we say ‘canción de la semana‘. We’ve gone for the song called La Gozadera by Gente de Zona. Have a watch and see if you like it! Oh yeah, you can also try the challenge of listening out for as many Spanish-speaking countries as possible that are mentioned in the song…

Italian Club

Ciao! Buongiorno!

Our Italian Club will be starting up next week and all are welcome to come along. You’ll have the chance to learn some Italian as well as soaking up some of the culture of Italy.

It will take place on Mondays at lunchtime in romm G15.

If you’ve any questions, come and ask Mrs Boulton-Jones.

Chanson de la Semaine

Our new song of the week is here – chanson de la semaine! This week it’s by a famous French artist called Stromae. This song, called Papaoutai, became very popular in France a few years ago over 650million Youtube views. Have a listen and let us know what you think…