German Taster Afternoon: Grundisburgh Primary @ Farlingaye High School

On Monday the 9th of July year 6 students from Grundisburgh Primary School visited Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge for a German taster afternoon. Anna and Annalena, originally from the University of Wuppertal in Germany and currently on a work placement at Farlingaye, taught the most important phrases you need to know when starting out in a new language. Students then tested two language learning apps to evaluate their effectiveness and appeal to learners. They were then joined by year 9 students of German at Farlingaye, who had prepared a number of interactive activities and games to teach the year 6 students basic vocabulary, such as numbers, colour and animals. The year 6 students thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and were engaged and enthusiastic throughout. I would like to thank the Goethe Institut London for their financial support and our year 9 students for their hard work and commitment when preparing and delivering the activities.

Some great feedback from year 6 included:

Really fun and best lesson ever... The activities on the iPads were really fun... My favourite thing was the memory pair game with year 9.
— Year 6 Students

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