Category Archives: swedish

When student work is recognized outside of school, it becomes more real

Students excel in many different ways.  Music students show their talents in concerts, athletes show their skills on the playing fields and entrepreneurial students win their competitions for the best company.  And, while it is true that our top academic … Continue reading

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How to develop investigative writing skills? Using the whole brain with 3d theatre and art

In their 2nd unit of study, A New Country, Year 1 Natural Science students are working on developing their ability to write investigative texts. This is a required skill for the Swedish 1 course. This is a skill that definitely requires … Continue reading

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Learning by doing … Swedish presentations about language variation

During their first quarter, year 1 students have studied language variation – subject-specific vocabulary, texting abbreviations/emojis, loan words from other languages, accents, how language changes depending on the situation and more… Instead of just reading about the different aspects of Swedish, students … Continue reading

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Graduates left words of advice for incoming year 1 students …

Last year’s graduates left encouraging words of advice and tips about what they should think about to be able to learn as much as possible in Swedish class during high school. We talk a lot about #vrgspirit at our school. … Continue reading

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Senior projects offer students a chance to explore their interests and show their skills

Congratulations to the Class of 2016 on finishing their senior projects!   In the Swedish school system, one of the most important graduation requirements is that every student complete a senior project (gymnasiearbete).   The senior project shows that the student … Continue reading

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Daniel Boyacioglu inspires “språkhistoria” with a poetry slam

In the coming weeks, Swedish 3 students will work with language history.   Their teachers have developed an engaging approach to this unit of study.  Students will attend lectures, read and discuss articles and write responses.  Students will research ideas … Continue reading

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Språket@VRG – students share their ideas via podcast

Inspired by P1’s radio program, Språket, students at VRG have created their own versions of the program.  In the form of podcasts, students worked in teams to develop an idea or question about language and how it is used . … Continue reading

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