On Wednesday 5th June, two of our year 12 pupils, Mia Bojen-Taylor and Megan Garbutt, planned and taught a German lesson to year 9 pupils, helping to add to the international theme here at KEVIGS.
The two A Level German students began their lesson by teaching the pupils what they consider to be the essentials – sayings such as ‘hello’, ‘how are you?’, ‘thank you’, ‘please’, ‘you’re welcome’, and ‘goodbye’. Once the pupils had mastered these, Mia and Megan moved on to teach the pupils about some of the cultural differences between the UK and Germany, by focusing on the similarities and differences between schools in the two countries.
Both Mia and Megan have studied German since they joined KEVIGS in year 7, meaning they have both had opportunities to participate in the student exchanges and visits to Germany which took place. Megan informed the pupils on her trip to Germany with her choir, giving them a chance to hear what she noticed whilst she was there and anything that particularly stood out to her.
The girls had organised a quiz for the pupils which asked them to consider what they’d learnt about the German language in the lesson, as well as the cultural information they’d been taught. To finish the lesson, the class engaged in some speaking exercises to help improve their German vocabulary and their pronunciation, giving them a taste for what the language is like.
Mia said, “I found it very interesting and it gave me a feel for teaching. It was very rewarding teaching the children something new.”