It has been a busy term already in MFL with trips and visits for both German and French to start the year off. Our German A-Level students spent a jam-packed four days in Germany this term, when a group jetted off to Berlin to take in the sights and sounds, as well as practising their speaking and listening skills!
The group beat the January blues by flying out on Thursday 9th January, and then spent four days sight-seeing, including a walking tour and visits to a former Stasi Prison and the DDR Museum as well as getting the opportunity to meet and interview Frau Hucke and Herr Ellmann, who spoke about their experiences of being in East Germany before the Berlin Wall fell and what life is like now 30 years post wall.
It was a great experience all round for the students who thoroughly enjoyed soaking up the German culture as well as getting in some excellent speaking practice.
Our French students have been busy too, welcoming a group of 20 French Exchange students from Bourg-Les-Valence as part of our annual French Exchange.
The students arrived on January 18th and spent the weekend with their exchange partners families before heading into College on Monday for the day, shadowing in lessons, before visiting the Harris Museum in the afternoon. For the remainder of the week the students took in the best that the North West has to offer, visiting the BBC and Media City at Salford Quays, Haworth for a conference on the Brontes, The Science and Industry Museum in Manchester and a day out to Liverpool where they were able to see many of the famous sights, including Matthew Street and the Albert Docks.
It is a great experience and an excellent chance for both the French and English students to practice their language skills and hopefully make life-long friends! Our students will be heading over to France in March for to stay with their host families.