This week the whole MFL Department organised a series of activities across the Primary and Secondary schools in order to celebrate our diversity and internationalism. We encouraged everyone to reflect on this controversial question: “What if English was the only language spoken in the world?” Throughout the week we organised a series of challenges and activities which confirmed that the vast majority of our students appreciate the value of learning modern foreign languages, especially in terms of broadening job opportunities. We also got innovative by running an online MFL Spelling Bee challenge which allowed the rest of Secondary to safely enjoy.
Students also highlighted that if everyone only spoke English, it might be easier, but at the same time it would be boring and we would lose out in so many ways. As language is culture, it is linked to food and music, so we reflected this in some special lunch menus and in a wonderful “Wake up, Shake up” activity with the whole Primary school dancing to some French and Spanish songs.
All in all, it was a wonderful experience which we hope everyone enjoyed and got learn something new.