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Website pp oct12

  1. 1. FRENCH GERMAN JAPANESE SPANISH LindsayThurberComprehensiveHighSchool RedDeer,AB
  2. 2. Second Languages at LTCHSCourses Japanese Spanish French German 9, 10, 20, 30 20IB, 30IB French 10H, 20IB, 30IB Japanese 20 IB, 30IB
  3. 3. Student Samples
  4. 4. Academic Reasons “I enjoy learning it” “I’m good at it” “I find it easy” “I like learning a language with a different writing system.” Personal Interest & Relationships “I can speak with my grandparents.” “I can go on the exchange trips.” Career Reasons “It might be useful when I get a job” “Great skill to have in life” “Can help in a future career path” Why do students learn a second language?
  5. 5. A language is not just words but a window to another culture •Second language study will help you relate better to people from other languages and cultures around the world. •Learning a second language is FUN and occupationally rewarding.
  6. 6. More critical thinkers More creative problem solvers More understanding of other individuals, cultures, ways of seeing the world, faiths More compassionate More understanding of your first language
  7. 7. Monolingualism will not serve the next generation well. It implies inflexibility and that others should always be prepared. Only knowing English makes you dependent on the linguistic competence and goodwill of others. Nuffield Languages Inquiry 2000 - UK
  8. 8. Nelson Mandela 2007
  9. 9. BACKPACKS to an Orphanage in Guatamala: students donations Make a Wish Foundation Japan, Germany, France
  10. 10. Through learning LANGUAGE we learn about culture. Through learning about CULTURE we learn respect for others. Through learning RESPECT for others we can hope for PEACE. Anonymous 2008 The International Year of Languages
  11. 11. References: S. Eaton. (n.d.) Want to change the world? Learn another language.

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