French treats for class

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By NI­COLA STEWART

Two classes at Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate cul­mi­nated a term of learn­ing French by cre­at­ing a French cafe in their li­brary.

The chil­dren spent the morn­ing on Fri­day serv­ing cho­co­lat chaud (hot choco­late), cafe ( cof­fee), baguettes and crois­sants to their class­mates.

They were only al­lowed to speak French when tak­ing or plac­ing or­ders in Cafe Fran­cais.

Teacher Robyn Wil­son said the day had been some­thing for them to look for­ward to while they were learn­ing the lan­guage.

‘‘It makes the learn­ing fun and it puts it into a real world con­text for them,’’ she said.

The stu­dents had been learn­ing about France and its cul­ture, food, lan­guage, money and news.

As well as tak­ing turns work­ing in the makeshift cafe, they also par­tic­i­pated in French-re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties on the day.

Cho­co­lat chaud s’il vous plait: Drew Nord­strom, Mikaela Paradizo and Brooke Dun­bar ready to take their class­mates’ or­ders.

Satur­day 9am-3pm, Sun­day 10am-2pm

Merci: Mila Gan­deza and Rita Jef­frey ready to eat at the Cafe Fran­cais in Mata­mata In­ter­me­di­ate’s li­brary.

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