LANGUAGES

DEUTSCH FÜR DIE ZUKUNFT - German for the future 

 

The AGTV (Association of German Teachers Victoria) released a new website to provide information to parents and students how German can benefit our students´ future. 

 

Please ensure you read about the many beneficial connections in any field that can be made here in Australia and worldwide. The site also offers some interesting fun facts and resources. 

 

GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL

German-made and co-produced films will return to Melbourne, Palace Balwyn, Brighton Bay, Como Cinema & Kino from 27/05/21 - 13/06/21.

 

The program includes a contemporary selection of feature-length films varying from award-winning dramas and box office comedies to documentaries and a selection of short films. 

 

The Goethe-Institut will also offer again the Kino for Kids program with hand-picked films for kids and teens. Stay tuned for details and dates!

2021 SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL

 

Want to enjoy a Spanish movie with your family? An amazing selection of movies is offered here in Melbourne, The Palace Cinema. The film festival still runs until Sunday 9 May. Visit the official website to book your tickets below:

 

 

LANGUAGE LEARNING AND MUSIC 

Learning a language becomes a lot easier with the help of music. Singing a song in another language is not only enjoyable, it is also developing excellent pronunciation. It helps to discover and practice new words and even grammatical structures. But all areas of the brain are benefitting from these learning activities. Students form connections in the brain and the multiple repeats of these multi-sensory activities strengthen these connections. Students do not only improve their additional language skills, they also strengthen their first language abilities.

 

Andrea Fowler

Head of Languages

FRENCH MUSIC WITH 7F

What do you do when you have a class of very enthusiastic students with a passion for music and French? You play French music.

 

In the last week of Term 1, students from 7F had the opportunity to learn a popular French song from the 1960s: Les Champs-Elysées from music legend Joe Dassin. 

 

Although the tune was challenging, the students worked really hard and by the end of the week, they were able to sing the words accurately. 

 

Everyone had a great time (me included!). Hopefully we can do the same thing some time soon. 

 

A la prochaine fois !

 

Monsieur Cedric Chamontin

French Teacher