Margaret River SHS collected SIX Languages awards in the 2022 Modern Language Teachers’ Association (MLTAWA) Side-by-Side speaking competition. Helen Kuehs, the MLTAWA president, stated that the students and the school had done exceptionally well. She will send an invitation to the awards ceremony, where your students will receive their certificates, vouchers and the school trophy.
In this speaking competition, two students of a similar age stand side by side and video record a spontaneous conversation by asking and answering questions about any topic using familiar language recently explored in class. The school’s success stems from the strength of the Languages programs that use the Side-by-Side format as a Common Assessment Task (CAT) across all six languages offered: German, French, Spanish, Italian, Indonesian and Chinese.
Students with a home Language background participated in the MLTAWA Let Me Tell You a Story, Let Me Tell You in My Language 2022 competition. Lilly Coleman, Arnika Dale and Caspian McAuliffe (all German speakers) received a highly recommended award. The judges were very impressed by their entries, but the spoken eBooks they created needed to include an intercultural component.
Congratulations to the following winners:
French, Year 7: Jace Reynolds and Jordan Beere
Video link: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AuMd_nVaQVa4ipc-BlVsHBRsyNGEdQ?e=8oeH01
French, Year 9: Mali Rosman and Eleanor Taylor
Video link: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AuMd_nVaQVa4ipc_fZIz5fM4tRcUCw?e=fqVhee
German, Year 8: Caspian Ensor and Tex Alcock
Video link: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AuMd_nVaQVa4ipdC7deQKZgoqxJgUg?e=VEFfPc
German, Year 9: William Still and Jake McKenzie
Video link: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AuMd_nVaQVa4ipdAYwJNY6N9Tatxhg?e=1c9GXE
Italian, Year 8: Maya Garcia and Josie Bower
Video link: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AuMd_nVaQVa4ipc9-o77B8XCY7SHnQ?e=DIlCKd
Spanish, Year 8: Jimi Grapes and Mali Travaglini
Video link: https://1drv.ms/v/s!AuMd_nVaQVa4ipdBCkNnYpAL3BUCnw?e=GXP2jj
Let Me Tell You a Story, Let Me Tell You in My Language 2022 German Highly recommended, Year 8: Lilly Colemann
Link to the ePub book: https://read.bookcreator.com/T96l6fRKwXZeY9O37mBFtzD4oZOwjMd2B5HIfxQeI5ZJic2ZlJNuzQ/sfKYFTe0R3mbEHPnbE7YKg
From your Languages teachers:
Marian Grapes (Italian and Spanish)
Jennifer Hill (French)
Angela McCoy (Indonesian and Chinese)
Patrick Marzohl (German)