EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES

Wellington School celebrates European Day of Languages

 

Hot on the heels of our multilingual and multinational Erasmus+ week, pupils and staff at Wellington have been celebrating European Day of Languages on 26th September 2018.

This year, we were delighted to welcome Mark Pentleton to talk to the girls and boys in P7, S1 and S2. Mark is the Managing Director of Radio Lingua, an Ayr-based company which offers language learning courses and podcasts worldwide. He talked to S2 about his route into languages and the value of a knowledge of other languages in the workplace and for enhancing quality of life when travelling and making new friends.

 

P7 and S1 pupils thoroughly enjoyed their workshops where they discovered the world of language families, learned to say ‘I can speak Mandarin Chinese’ in Mandarin and played a very lively quiz which included identifying foreign languages and translating song titles. A final sing-along to Baby Shark, Castle on the Hill and Beauty and the Beast by our young polyglots meant that everyone left the workshops with a big smile on their faces.

Merci! Danke! Gracias! Grazie! Hvala! Tak! Obrigado!