Category Archives: foreign language

Thinking about what “would be if …” inspires Spanish students …

Understanding the conditional form ‘would + verb’  in Spanish can be challenging. Our Spanish 4 students approached this task in a creative way . . . interviewing native Spanish speakers to answer an all-important question: Si tú fueras un pájaro, … Continue reading

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What to expect in Language Level 3.0

Dear students, Welcome to VRGD!  Wondering about what to expect in French 3, Spanish 3, German 3 or Mandarin 3?  Here is a video explanation: Need extra practice?  Here are some helpful tips:  Inför spanska 3 /Practice for Spanish  Inför franska 3 / … Continue reading

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Spanish students create music videos to show their knowledge … GUAY!

All three VR schools have finalists in the Spanish Caminandotävlingen 2015! Students have worked in groups to develop ways to “share” their knowledge in Spanish.  Some have created music videos; others have created blogs.  Their work is a great mix … Continue reading

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VR teachers are proof that “art and science do go hand-in-hand”

Congratulations to our teachers –  Keren Bruce-Westerlund and Martin Monet who are managing to balance professional artist careers with the demanding role of teacher at VRG. Keren Bruce-Westerlund is currently performing in the Royal Opera’s production of “Written on Skin”. She is a professional … Continue reading

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Kahoot in Spanish

Spanish teacher, Martin Monet, uses Kahoot! to review language skills. Kahoot! is a game-based classroom response system.   Teachers set questions in advance and then ask the class as a whole to respond.  Students respond via any device – telephone, … Continue reading

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Why should we dedicate an entire school day to International Language Day?

  On October 21, VRG staff and students spent an entire school day learning about new languages, learning about the cultures that correspond to those languages, and how to actually communicate.  Different members of our staff who speak different languages, as well … Continue reading

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