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Published: 17/09/2015
KS3 | All languages | Thinking skills
16 pages

Why learn a language?

A series of activities designed to challenge some myths about learning a language and encourage year 7 or 8 students to see the value of their MFL studies. Teaching notes, answers and an interactive sequencing task provided.      

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Brilliant, thanks. However, there is a mistake in the order of languages by speakers and I will definitely amend the copy I give to my students. The point I need to make is that we should look at native speakers, just to give an idea of how important to learn another language is. Native English speakers in particular seem to be quite dismissive about the importance of other languages, which translates into an endemic laziness even when being immigrants in another country with a different language. Sadly they do not seem to apply to themselves the same need of integration they expect from immigrants to the UK and tend to form barriers and ghettos abroad. All countries want immigrants to adapt and integrate, and learning the language is essential. With this in mind, 1st Mandarin Chinese (928 Mill), 2nd, Spanish (460), 3rd English (379). Data from 2019.

Posted on 14th August 2019
Precious Tochi
Precious Tochi
Thanks so much. The material is worth it.
Posted on 8th September 2016
Aga Borowska
Aga Borowska
Merci. Tout à fait intéressant.
Posted on 26th June 2016
Simplice SIMEU
Simplice SIMEU
It's a brillant idea for sharing all these resources
Posted on 5th January 2016
Cristina Duarte
Cristina Duarte
Very useful, thank you very much.
Thanks for sharing.
Posted on 20th September 2015
Carmen Colmena
Carmen Colmena
thanks for sharing
Posted on 17th September 2015

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