WARMINSTER - DAY 4
Une journée studieuse ou nos élèves approfondissent des méthodes d'enseignement radicalement différentes. Et le soir c'est sport !
Merci à nos élèves de partager avec nous cette expérience !
Le mot des élèves :
Today at Warminster school some of us started with one hour and a half of French. The French teacher made us sit next to English students. At the end of the year, the French learning students have to sit an oral exam and this is very important to them as it is taken in account when they apply for university. So in this course we asked them questions in French about the subject that they might have during the exam and helped them to improve their answers. The course was very interactive and it was nice to help the English pupils with their French. I enjoyed this course very much.
After this course we had one hour of history during which we prepared a debate about whether or not the generals were to blame for the Losses of world war one. The English way of teaching is quite different from the French. As there are very few pupils in a class it is easier to interact with one another and help each other. The students construct the debate and the teacher just supervises it and helps them. I think this is a very good method since it involves the students in the work, makes us think and interact.
So overall it was very interesting and rewarding Ella
Today, we went at a french lesson with a few people of our class. Students who were in this lesson are in year 9 which corresponds to "troisième" in France. They were supposed to work on an oral exam which corresponds to the "brevet" in France. For this exam, they have to speak for 2 minutes about a subject which is in their subject list, just like we do in France in english and spanish. We had a lot of questions on the different subjects. We had to choose 3 questions per subjects and ask our student these questions. They had to answer in french without notes using the 3 tenses : futur, past and present. Personnally, I chose a question which was about the opinion of my student about the Brexit because I thought that it could be interesting to have an english student opinion about this subject, and of course it was. English people were in difficulty when they had to speak in french, my student used a lot of drawings because he didn't have enough vocabulary. It was a very good experience to see how foreign students learn our language.
This afternoon, three of us went to a mathematic lesson. The lesson was for only 2 students which is a huge advantage. The topic of the lesson was the arithmetic sequences. The lesson was very interactive : the students go to the board and explain us the subject. It was great to see how english school works and it was cool to do math with them because it's an international language. Noémie