The Modern Languages Extravaganza is today Friday, 29 March 2019 at the Grenada Boys’ Secondary School Auditorium, from 9 am–11:30 am.
The conceptualisation of the Modern Languages Extravaganza 2019 hinges on empirical data which indicate that there is need for more emphasis to be placed on the teaching and learning of Modern Languages in our schools.
Additionally, there is sufficient evidence to indicate that the unpopularity of and the less than stellar performances in Modern Languages at the CXC CSEC and CAPE levels are directly connected to the lack of visibility of Modern Languages in everyday life, in the local world of work and quite simply in co and or extra-curricular activities.
The Modern Languages Extravaganza 2019 aims to begin addressing some of these issues through its ludic and relaxed approach. Students will deliver presentations in 2 target languages (French and Spanish) using a variety of cross-curricular mediums, namely, poetry, drama, song, dance, mimes, monologues, digital and other exhibitions.
One of the main goals of this initiative is to give a small cross-section of students an opportunity to display their competence in Modern Languages in a non-conventional academic environment. At the end of the activity, students will recognise that Modern Languages is not restricted to textbooks for exclusive use in classrooms but rather, that these target languages can be used in a variety of situations for several purposes.
Teachers will have an opportunity to gauge their students’ adeptness and at a later point meet and share concerns and ideas with some of their colleagues.
Ultimately, students and teachers will be richer for the interactions among themselves as together, they continue on their journey of Modern Languages proficiency.
Ministry of Education
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