Assistants bring languages alive for our students27.03.2012
At The Sutton Academy we are bringing language learning alive for our students with Foreign Language Assistants from Switzerland and France, thanks to a British Council scheme.
Ulrike Jordi from Uster in Switzerland and Tassadit Slimani from Dijon in France, are working at the school until the end of May, helping the children to learn about Swiss, German and French language and culture – important skills for living in a global society and working in a global economy.
Ulrike and Tassadit are two of more than 1800 Foreign Language
Assistants working in UK schools this year.
Tassadit said: “I'm so pleased to be in the North West for the second year as a French assistant. This is such a great opportunity to help pupils with their speaking and to share my French culture with them”.
Ulrike said: "Being a German Foreign Language Assistant in the UK is such a wonderful experience. It allows me to gain experience - both in living in today’s global community as well as in teaching German as a foreign language to primary and secondary students."
Mr Terry (The Principal) said: “It is very important that all young people understand and have an appreciation of international dimensions and cultures. FLAs play a crucial role in supporting and developing the foreign language skills of students in real life contexts. Our students have benefitted enormously through their engagement with FLAs within a valuable and effective programme.”