From understanding comes strength


Modern languages

Ms J Ellson- Principal Teacher

Miss Sophie Hunt

Mrs Joanna Groucott

Mrs Claire Burt

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French Vocabulary Book  

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Modern Languages

Homework Expectations

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to see 1.6 performing a catchy tune (une chanson entraînante) they wrote to help them learn French Possessive Adjectives  - Amusez-vous bien:)

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Une Chanson Entraînante

1.6 Possessive Adjectives in French - song.MP4

Higher and Advanced Higher Spanish pupils enjoyed a trip to Aberdeen’s Belmont Cinema.  We watched “La Novia”, a film about the complex love triangle between three childhood friends.  After watching the film, we went to Café Andaluz for lunch to enjoy some traditional Spanish tapas such as patatas bravas, tortilla and paella. We had a great day out and the film let us experience contemporary Spanish filmography.

Spanish Themed Day Out

Well done to our S6 pupils who planned and delivered fun-filled activities for European Day of Languages.  Pupils enjoyed a treasure hunt, European cinema and BA’s very own pâtisserie!

They raised a total of £83.00 for international charity, Médecins Sans Frontières.

S1/2 Treasure Hunt Winners

 Winner: Sarah Donaldson (S2)

Runner up: Filip Rozycki (S1) 

Well done to all those who participated!

Banchory Academy celebrates European Day of Languages 2016

Adv Higher Modern Languages  Aberdeen University library Visit

On Friday 4th November, Advanced Higher French and Spanish pupils spent the day at the Sir Duncan Rice Library at Aberdeen University, reading ahead of their folio submissions.  Pupils enjoyed their day in the beautiful building and gained a useful insight into university life.  

Euroscola 2017 – Strasbourg – Courtesy of Banchory Ternan Rotary Club

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Strasbourg and the European Parliament for Euroscola. This is a programme that is organised across Europe that gives young people the opportunity develop their foreign language skills in a real life context and debate European issues in the Parliament chamber.

Along with 24 other students from across Scotland I spend five days in Strasbourg visiting the sites, carrying out surveys on local people and of course, speaking lots of French! While in Strasbourg we were lucky enough to be able to meet and talk with a Scottish MEP before the actual Euroscola day itself which helped us to understand more about how the parliament worked and what was going on there right then.

On Friday we were up bright and early to head out to the Parliament to join 500 other young people from across Europe for a day of debates. Sitting in the parliament was an amazing experience and it was incredible to meet so many people our age from across Europe. We asked questions to MEPs and we also split into smaller groups to discuss European issues. We then nominated members of our smaller groups to report back to the chamber where we then voted on the ideas we had come up with. At lunch we had to do a quiz where each of the 24 questions was in a different European language and so we had to try and create as multilingual a team as possible. It was amazing to see how my knowledge of French and Spanish could help me to decipher part of the questions in Italian and more surprisingly in Romanian!

Euroscola was an incredible experience and I think it’s safe to say that our whole group are really missing Strasbourg and all the friends we made!

Ella Rough 6T

Word Wizard 2017 – Friday 12th May

Congratulations to Rafal Wilowski (3M1) who was successful at the national final of the Word Wizard spelling competition, organised by SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages.  Rafal achieved first place in the Intermediate level for the French language.  Rafal had previously competed in school-based rounds, followed by a semi-final held at the University of Aberdeen.  In the final, Rafal competed at the Scottish Parliament to an audience of teachers, parents and special guests.

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