LANGUAGES

 

Would you like to win a Leitner Libelle folding ebike or a German language course? Simply capture your favourite German saying (Sprichwörter) along with the meaning and the literal English translation and be part of the #literallyEurope photo competition. The competition is open to people over the age of 18.

 

If you want to find out more please click here 

 

Please also check out the media release by the German Consulate.

AGTV POETRY COMPETITION - YEAR 7 STUDENTS TAKE THE BRONZE MEDALS!

SE Bayside Regional Final 2020

Congratulations to all Year 7s who rehearsed a poem or maybe read a German one for the first time and recorded themselves on Flipgrid, an App that allows for short spoken video responses. 

 

With this App students could add and create a frame, the title or some suitable emojis. 

 

Their speaking skills have been developing well, supported by online sound files that they could listen to in preparation for their performance.

 

Congratulations to Leonardo Goldberg and Thea Dodos for achieving Bronze Medals amongst all Year 7 entries of the AGTV Poetry Competition with their poem “Machen wir Frieden” von Georg Bydlinski.

 

Thank you to Frau Reid and Herrn Nutting for organising this event and creating an online page in support of this competition. 

MAYBE ANOTHER FUTURE CAREER OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR GERMAN STUDENTS

The results of the 2020 GERMAN-AUSTRALIAN OPERA GRANT held via Zoom have been announced. This event that is sponsored by Hans A Henkell is held annually but required quite some modifications this year. 

 

Mr Henkell expressed this in an email:

 

"Were it not for the famous wisdom “necessity is the mother of invention” (in German: “Not macht erfinderisch”), you wouldn’t have thought that an international singing competition with competitors from Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne and with adjudicators from Melbourne and Wiesbaden could come together in virtual space, sing, interview and adjudicate all via Zoom, quite an unbelievable feat."

 

The winner receives a one-year contract with the ensemble at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, a one-month language course at a Goethe-Institut and $4500 towards expenses.

 

Listen to snippets of the performances and presentations on this 9 minute video

 

For all lovers of German films please visit:

 

http://www.globale-leipzig.de/

 

Andrea Fowler

Head of Languages

LANGUAGE ASSISTANT IN SPAIN

 

Do you fancy living in Spain! Then join the Language and Culture Assistant Program of the Education Office at the Spanish Embassy BUT first, learn the basics of Spanish language at McKinnon Secondary College.

 

Watch the video that explains how to become a Language Assistant in Spain. Enjoy.

 

SPANISH: A COMMUNITY WITH 577 MILLION SPEAKERS

If you need some inspiration to undertake the sweet path of learning Spanish, please read this article and you will find your reason and motivation to learn one of the most spoken languages and growing economies in the world. 

 

Spanish: a community with 577 million speakers

 

DISCOVERING PERU

This term the Year 10 Spanish class had the pleasure of learning the Past Tense in Spanish and to make their learning more enjoyable we worked on several articles about one of the most beautiful Spanish Speaking Countries in the world, Peru.

 

Learning a foreign language is not only about learning grammar and vocabulary, it is also about discovering and appreciating the rich culture behind the language.

 

If one day you dream to travel to South America you must include Peru on your bucket list.

 

In preparation for this, please enjoy this fascinating documentary called Peru Tesoro Escondido - Peru: Hidden treasure in Netflix. It is in Spanish with English subtitles. 

 

I highly recommend it.

 

Buen viaje!

 

Mari Carmen Jimenez Victoria

Spanish/French Teacher