Students get taste of new language
For a short time last week, a Matamata cafe was transported into the heart of Paris.
On Friday, Matamata Intermediate students from room 4 paid a visit to Arawa St’s O’del’emz Cafe.
As part of a focus on task- based learning, the students ordered a hot chocolate and pastry in French and got to enjoy these yummy treats before setting off to class for the day.
Teacher Robyn Wilson said the exercise was a successful one which saw most of the class in attendance. Many also brought along a parent or caregiver.
Wilson said the session was about providing real life experiences for her students to use language.
‘‘ We thought it was a good way to also celebrate the learning we’re doing together as a group, both parents and students.’’
Wilson said she hopes the exercise enthused and motivated the students for learning a language in the future. She also hoped to share the enjoyment of learning a language with both her students and their families. The exercise will be repeated in a school environment later in the year.
FRENCH EXPERIENCE: (above) Matamata Intermediate students, from left, Roydon Crawford, 12, Callum Nisbet, 12, Tyrell Taylor, 11, and Devin Payne, 12, enjoy their morning at O’del’emz Cafe. ORDERING: (left) Kayla Moffat, 10, orders her breakfast in French.