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Do you know more than one language? 

Click here to find out how this can help you learn another language.

French Language learning is growing

  Kathy Stein-Smith explains why demand is growing for French the world over. Click here (hyperlink) to find out why: 
https://www.languagemagazine.com/2017/02/why-french/

 

Learning a second language
isn't just good for your brain —

—it's good for democracy, too! Click here for an interesting article from Ms. Coburn.

 

Travel to Germany! Macau! Mexico! Quebec! Spain!

If you are currently in Grade 10 and are planning on taking a 20 level language (French, German or Spanish) you have the exciting opportunity to go to Germany, Quebec or Spain next year. Please see Madame Dieng, Frau Moes or Senora Coburn for more information.

Click here to learn more about these exchange programs and/or apply to be part of this exciting opportunity!

 

INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES NEWS

Bilingual Benefits: Is it worth the trouble of learning French anymore? Click here for an interesting article.

Hey language learners!  What can facial expressions tell us about what you are trying to communicate?
What one snarky facial expression can teach us about language. Check out this link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/03/28/what-one-snarky-facial-expression-could-teach-us-about-the-evolution-of-language/

WHICH LANGUAGE DO BOYS TEND TO STUDY MORE? WHICH LANGUAGE DO GIRLS TEND TO STUDY MORE?   CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/03/05/the-worlds-most-male-and-female-languages-according-to-learners/

WHY SHOULD YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION INCLUDE STUDYING ANOTHER LANGUAGE?

Check out the link  http://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/celine-cooper-lets-start-talking-about-language-differently

ANOTHER REASON TO LEARN A LANGUAGE AT SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL HIGH SCHOOL

Children exposed to more than one language may acquire skills that make them more effective communicators, compared with their monolingual peers, according to a recent study. Bilingual children in the study performed a communication task correctly 77% of the time, compared with about a 50% rate among monolingual children. Click on the link to read more … Study: Bilingualism may boost communication skills

WHICH LANGUAGES WILL BE THE MOST DOMINANT IN THE FUTURE???

Please check out this news items for more information: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/09/24/the-future-of-language/.

What language should I study? Interested in studying another language?

Here's a little quiz to help you decide which one is best for you!

CLICK HERE AND FIND OUT MORE. IT TAKES ABOUT A MINUTE!

 

WANT TO USE YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS IN A NEW AND DIFFERENT WAY?  CHECK THIS OUT!

Travel takes learning beyond the classroom. Marvel at the monuments and museums you’ve only seen in textbooks. Explore some of the most culturally rich cities in the world. Ignite your sense of wonder at landscapes that take your breath away. Lose yourself in the sights, smells and tastes of far off lands. Most importantly, connect with new friends. Go to the places you’ve always dreamed of. Where will you go?
There are many language and culture learning opportunities available for you.  Check out this website for interesting opportunities.

http://www.isemn.org/educational-travel.html?utm_source=FutureSpotlight&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SmartBrief

(March 2015)

Language is a pathway toward understanding,

Language is a pathway toward understanding, a way to break down cultural as well as purely linguistic barriers
A  U of C prof discusses the importance of knowing more than one language.  http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/nelson-freedom-is-the-same-in-any-language

 

Here is an interesting article: What are the French, German and Spanish Words of the Year?