In MFL, ten Year 10 students had the opportunity to visit the Modern and Medieval Languages Faculty at the University of Cambridge on 20th June, where they experienced first-hand what language learning at university feels like.
They started the day with a lecture in translation about a very popular Spanish movie “Ocho apellidos vascos” that focusses on cultural differences within Spain. This was followed by a lecture on poetry by one of the professors in the faculty, she showed that language learning also includes other cultural aspects such as politics, history, geography and society. As a language taster session, students learnt the basic greetings and family members in Arabic and they really enjoyed practising the pronunciation. At the end of the day, they also had the opportunity to have questions answered by current Cambridge students about anything to do with study at university. Our students took this opportunity, engaged really well in all of the sessions and made us very proud!