IHS BLOG

Class 8 Third Language Workshop

     

 

From the 7th to the 16th of December, 8th grade students participated in a 3rd language workshop. At the end-of the 10-day workshop, students put up a culminating performance to showcase their learning. Students were given the option to learn Tamil, Hindi or French. The workshops covered the basics of the respective language.

In Tamil, the students learnt how to read and write nearly 236 letters using a method involving thirty-two carefully crafted cards developed by Pollachi Nasan. They also explored conversational Tamil and read differentiated texts. Students performed two songs, the Tamil birthday song ‘Neenda Neenda Kaalam’ and ‘Azhage,’ a song about the beauty that surrounds us.

The Hindi students explored conversational Hindi, and seamlessly moved from learning simple words to constructing sentences. Students sang ‘Bum Bum Bole’ from the movie Taare Zameen Par.

Finally, in French, students learnt simple words and expressions through the Total Physical Response (TPR) approach. The students were given commands in French would respond with the corresponding actions. Within a short while, and after several fun activities, the children started reading, speaking, and writing in French. The students presented a hilarious skit about a hungry professor that they had penned themselves.

Overall, the 10-day language exploration was an unforgettable experience for both the facilitators and the participants.