Monday 10 October 2011
Last week Derby Grammar School celebrated the 10th Anniversary of the European Day of Languages by giving their pupils lessons in different languages not normally on the curriculum. The added difference was that all the lessons were taught by pupils!
Sixth Form pupil, Edward Millband (pictured) taught all of Year 7 some basic Italian. “Edward is an exceptionally good linguist” says Head of Modern Languages, Karen Stebbings. “Earlier this year he was awarded GCSE’s with A* in French and German and at the same time he gained A grades at AS level Greek and Latin, both taken a year earlier than normal”.
Asked about the value of the Language Day, Edward commented, “I wanted to show all the Year 7 pupils that with a little effort they can use basic greetings, order pizza and ice-cream and understand simple directions”.
Other pupils giving lessons during the day included Gagandeep Bal and Shaundeep Shergill (both in Year 13) teaching Punjabi, Ka-Ho Fu (Year 13) teaching Chinese, Andrew El-Khanagry (Year 11) teaching Arabic and Aryan Kolhe (Year 4) teaching Marathi.
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