Sunday, 12 June 2016

What our students think about studying extra subjects in English

Little by little at our school we are introducing more and more subjects in English in order to improve the students' proficiency in this language. Difficult though it might seem at the beginning, as it definitely requires an extra effort from the students, it turns out to be an excellent tool to increase our students' level.

This year we had Social Sciences taught in English in 2ESO. Now that the school year is coming to an end, it is time to dedicate some thought to how successful the experience has been. For this reason, we interviewed some 2ESO students who volunteered to give their opinions on the matter. Thank you very much for your help and your enthusiasm!

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Apart from Social Sciences, the students at our school learnt Citizenship, Ethics, Entrepreneurship in English this year. Here are the opinions of two 4ESO students about learning Ethics in English:

TAMARA DIOSES: "This year I think it was a good idea to have more subjects in English, because we have learnt more vocabulary about Ethics and also we have learnt how to memorise faster and more easily in other languages, in this case in English. Furthermore, we have improved our speaking skills because we have done a lot of presentations."

SERGIO MORENO: "From my point of view it's a great idea to study subjects in English because we can improve our level of English and we can develop skills such as speaking, listening...and this is a benefit for our future because we are going to be able to use it whenever we want.

Let's hope we will be able to increase the number of subjects in English next year!

The Big Challenge Prize-Giving Day

One more year our students gathered at the school hall to receive their certificates and prizes after their participation in the Big Challenge contest.

The 51 students were called one by one and were given an envelope containing various gifts, according to their marks. The most fortunate two were Diego Gelinck and Maria RancaƱo who, apart from getting the presents from the  organisers of the competition, also got a voucher worth 20 euros to be spent at Fnac. That was the school's special prize for the two students who were outstandingly good at the competition.

Perhaps the most enjoyable moment was the raffle. Two 1ESO students were very fortunate as they won the two special prizes: a USA flag and an enormous alarm-clock.

Thank you everybody for attending the ceremony and we look forward to seing you all again at the next edition. Our special thanks to those 4ESO students who have been taking part in the competition year after year ever since they started 1ESO at our school and no longer will be able to participate next year.