Turning Japanese!

Turning Japanese!

Japanese, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish phrases echoed around the Richard Smith Hall as Year 9 students took part in a languages workshop.

Postgraduate students from the University of Sheffield led fun and interactive teaching sessions in small groups as part of their mentoring programme in schools.

The Tupton students, who have all chosen a Modern Foreign Language to study at GCSE, found that the session revealed similarities between some languages. It also showcased the opportunities that can be opened up by learning languages.

Students practiced basic greetings and introductions in each language. They even got a chance to try out the Cyrillic alphabet - used in Russian - and the symbols used in Chinese and Japanese writing.

They also learned about each country's culture and customs through activities and a languages quiz.

Find out more about the benefits of learning languages at:

www.whystudylanguages.ac.uk

Read about the languages courses available at Tupton Hall School:

In Years 7 - 11

In the Sixth Form