A festival of films
The Modern Foreign Languages department recently celebrated a short film festival, showing a variety of films in French, Spanish and German. Pupils enjoyed watching a little bit of cinema in the languages they are studying. The films watched included ‘Une Vie de Chat’ a French story about a cat burglar in Paris; the well-known fairy tale ‘Rapunzel’ which was portrayed in German and ‘Extra’ a Spanish film about an American who relocates to Spain.
Eva Uraiz, Senior Girls Spanish teacher, spoke of the benefit of learning another language: “Studying foreign languages expands cultural horizons, breaks down barriers and increases living and working opportunities for young people. Watching a film is a perfect way to learn a foreign language in context while being exposed to real-life conversation and new day-to-day phrases and vocabulary.”