Happy Easter holidays!
There is plenty of work here and on teams for you to do if you fancy, and don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.
However, please relax and have fun over the holidays! It’s been a bizarre time, but a good opportunity to spend time with family and keep in touch with your friends. We hope you are all doing well, stay safe and have a well deserved break!
Here is a Languages Challenge for you to try! How many of these can you complete?
(Don’t forget to scroll down this page to see the list of activities that you can do at home to practise your French / German)
Please check your Glow. Your teacher may have added you to a Team and put files up online for you to work through.
Go on the following websites to practise the topics you’ve been studying in school:
Make a note of new vocab and try all the activities. Beginners (S1 and S2) or Intermediate (S3 and S4)
Quizlet is also available – put the following codes into your Google browser:
For French –
- S1 – https://quizlet.com/mrsgraham6/folders/s1-french/sets
- S2 – https://quizlet.com/mrsgraham6/folders/s2-french/sets
- S3 –https://quizlet.com/mrsgraham6/folders/s3-french/sets
- S4 –https://quizlet.com/mrsgraham6/folders/s4-french/sets
- S5 – https://quizlet.com/mrsgraham6/folders/s5-french/sets
For German –
Take your time to work through the different sets.
Play games like penalty shoot, fling the teacher to practise vocabulary
This is great for grammar and for vocabulary – there are drills with immediate feedback so very useful.
languages online french topics
This is great for games to practise different topics
This can be played yourself – just search through for any Kahoot on any topic you’ve covered this year so far.
S4/5/6 – Scholar will be available; if you don’t have your login, check with your teacher as soon as possible.
Any questions, please contact us by email or through Glow!
Take care and stay safe!
Rosetta Stone, an online language learning platform that gets good reviews, is offering its services free for 3 months. It’s quite expensive, so set a reminder cancelling it, but go on and have a shot at it. You can even do other languages if you feel so inclined.
VERY USEFUL NATIONAL 5 EXAM VOCABULARY FROM BRIGHT RED PUBLISHING
Nat 5 German pupils should access the SQA website and do Nat 5 past papers whilst at home.
Click here for past papers
Members of the Goethe Institute in Glasgow visited Braidhurst High School last week to organise a ‘German Adventure’ morning for S3 pupils. Pupils were put into groups and were required to ‘visit’ a number of cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and to carry out prescribed tasks. The group which covered the most cities and gained the most answers correct in the shortest time won a prize. Tasks included identifying famous brands aftershave in German, finding words on a giant word square, looking at Facebook posts in German, cracking number codes, and learning about famous German manufacturers. They also had the opportunity to don German wigs and hats to resemble German football fans at football matches. There was much frantic moving from room to room as pupils carried out the tasks with zeal and determination.
The winning group comprised of Jake Cassidy, Chloe Henderson, Ellie Murphy and Kori Turnbull who attained a higher number of points than any school so far. Also winning a prize for remembering the code to unlock the ‘safe’ were Craig Campbell, Callum Bickett, Ewan Simm and Kyle Easton.
All pupils were complimented on their enthusiasm, excellent behaviour and team-working skills. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to extend their knowledge of the culture of German speaking countries and the German language. Many hope to continue their studies of German into S4.
A group of Higher French pupils from Braidhurst High School, accompanied by the French student, Ms Laure Deluche, visited the The Alliance Française in Glasgow last week to take part in a French immersion day. The pupils engaged in a number of activities, all carried out in the French language, with groups of students from other schools in North Lanarkshire. Of particular interest to the pupils were the workshops in which they were able to listen to and discuss modern French music, as many have already downloaded popular French music on to their i-pods and access songs outwith their Higher French lessons. Pupils were able to extend their knowledge of French culture further by finding out about French Francophonie and the importance of the French language in the world for business and the economy. All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to practise their oral and aural skills in French and found it very valuable to be able to spend time in the company of the French assistants from the Institute who delivered the sessions. Some Braidhurst pupils are interested in continuing their study of a Modern Language when they leave school, and the Immersion Day succeeded in heightening their enthusiasm for languages.