Modern Foreign Languages

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Here you will find resources and information about the study of Modern Foreign Languages at Lordswood Boys’ School as well as up to date news about the many interesting activities that go on in MFL.

Latest News and Activities

‘Promoting German’ campaign

May 8, 2014 12:00 pm

The Goethe Institute, which promotes the study of German and german culture worldwide, has

applauded the recent campaign at Lordswood Boys’ School promoting the language. Read the full story here and view the posters below.

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‘Karneval’ mask making with Year 9

May 8, 2014 11:57 am

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A report from the MFL department on an artistic project

Karneval is the celebration that comes before Lent and is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a traditional time of fasting before Easter. Karneval or Fasching, as it is also known in Germany, is celebrated with masquerade parades and parties. To celebrate the festival this year, Year 9 German students produced some fantastic masks, many of which were of such a high quality that they will be displayed in our language classrooms for all to see. All students showed a great deal of enthusiasm and creativity for the event and thoroughly enjoyed learning about a new aspect of German life and culture.

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German Theatricals For Lordswood

March 8, 2014 7:50 am

News of an entertaining approach to learning languages

All boys in Year 8 at Lordswood Boys’ School,together with some visiting pupils from Turves Green Boys’ School and King Edwards Five Ways, were treated to a visit from the Onatti Theatre Company inScreen Shot 2014-05-08 at 8.46.31 AM March.

Two very talented German actors kept over a hundred pupils thoroughly entertained for an hour. Pupils were able to use their knowledge of German to follow the play ‘Erster Eindruck’ which was about first impressions of a teenage girl and boy.

The comedy and skilful acting meant pupils loved the experience. Pupils were amazed at how much they understood and how well they followed the story. Two pupils were persuaded to go onto the stage to take part and their participation and good-humour added to the great atmosphere. Thank you to the SWAN network who funded the visit, the fantastic Onatti actors and all the enthusiastic pupils who made the morning such a success.

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Year 8 Attend Language Conference

January 23, 2014 12:20 pm

Screen Shot 2014-05-08 at 1.15.12 PM On Thursday 23rd January 12 Year 8 pupils had the opportunity to take part in a Language Conference at Hillcrest School. The day was organised by the Oaks Collegiate and involved a French theatre production and taster sessions for pupils in German, Mandarin, Japanese, Latin and Portuguese. The day was a huge success and all pupils thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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