| 122242 - from Nadia (Great Britain) - 2018-06-25 |
: "Language exchange French/English"
I am looking to start a language exchange with a French school in any parts of world but preferably in France. This could commence with a PenPal letter exchange then could lead to a visit with the partner school. Below is the profile of our new school.
Our school is a Christian school which just opened three years ago in Birmingham West-Midlands. We have three year groups (Year 7,8 and 9). This is an all through school, which means, we have a primary and secondary school in the same building and hopefully in the years to come we will have students preparing their A levels with us.
Our students are of mixed background reflecting the diverse ethnicity of Birmingham city (African Caribbean, Asian/We have a minority of White students/Our oldest students are 14 years old).
The main foreign language taught in our school is French however students benefited from Mandarin lessons during year 7 and year 8. The school offers extra-curriculum lessons after school and occasionally on Saturday through an enrichment program. At the moment, our year 8 students are more capable than our year 9 students. Some of them will be studying French and sit their GCSEs in two years’ time.
My main aim would be to show students the benefit of learning a new language and arrange a contact with a school in France so they can use the language they are learning via letters, mails, skype and if everything goes well, hopefully visits could be arranged with both schools. This could become a successful exchange where our students can practise their French in an authentic way and your students could also improve their English when performing the exchange.
Their level of French is quite low as they only have 1 hour per week. This will hopefully motivate our pupils to improve their language skills. They are offered a broad curriculum as they are taught Maths, triple Sciences, History, Geography, English, International Business, French, PE, Religious Education, Drama, Arts, ICT and Technology.
Finally our school ethos is based on the fruits of the spirit taken from the bible. Our children are encouraged to pray during assemblies and during form time. They are guided continually and it is common to see moments of prayer in the morning.
Please feel free to e-mail me if you would be interested to start this exchange with us.