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The youngsters of Mid Argyll adopted a continental diet for the day after learning jokes in a language they had never been taught before.
On the occasion of the European Day of Languages on Monday 26 September, primary and secondary school pupils learned to say simple expressions such as ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’ and ‘thank you’ in various languages spoken across Europe. Europe.
Launched by the Council of Europe in 2001, the Strasbourg-based human rights organization which covers 46 member states and 700 million people – young people in Mid Argyll used Language Day to hear words that many of them use daily.
Catherine Kemp, Head Teacher of Modern Languages at Lochgilphead Joint Campus, said: ‘Here at Lochgilphead Joint Campus we teach French, Spanish and German, but the department has celebrated European Day of Languages for several years.
“Through simple activities, we want students to make connections between their own language, the languages they are learning and even new ones. We want them to have knowledge of other languages so they realize that certain words are similar or sound like the ones they already use.
This year, the party extended to the Lycée Learning Center and to the P7 class.
“Elementary children looked at greetings and essential words to convey courtesies in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.
“This was illustrated by posters to be displayed in the primary school.
“In high school and at the learning center, students chose three new languages and searched them for words and phrases they already knew in the language(s) they are currently studying.
“They used the Linguascope site and were able to listen and repeat these new words.
“From a pedagogical perspective, this all contributes to literacy skills across the curriculum.
“From the students’ perspective, they also value the opportunity to experience different cultures.”