Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Modern Foreign Languages

You will have to choose one of the following Modern Foreign Languages next year: (French, Portuguese, Mandarin). Remember the following:
As you progress through your education at school, a modern language will be of benefit to your personal and educational development in a variety of ways.
  • It will allow you to establish contact with people of your own age who speak other languages and to access information from other cultures.
  • It will help you to understand that experience of the world through another language can be just as 'real' and 'valid' as experience of the world through Spanish or English.
  • It will offer you the positive experience of developing an entirely new mode of understanding and expression.
Keep in mind that you will have to show commitment at all times throughout the learning process. Good luck in your choice!


Anonymous said...

Hi miss ale,
I think that I am going to do french because:
1. I already know portuguese
2. Mandarin is very difficult
3. My brother speeks french and I want to practice by talking with him and knowing what he is saying.

Marco 6c

Anonymous said...

I don't know what to choose because I will wait until my parent's talk with andrew on the 15 of November. I wan't to choose or french or brasilian.


Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Ale:

I think i will choose Portugese because: Brazil is a very happy country and I like it. See you in class!!!!!!!!!

Felipe 6B

Belu said...

Hello Miss Ale!!

First I will wait until my parent go to talk to Andrew so they inspire me.

And the picture that you put in this post nicky, justi and me used to so a quiz of something of IT!!

Belu B.

Anonymous said...

Miss Ale:
I am cuite affraid that the language I choose is not the correct one. But in life everything works if you do it work it out. We cant predict the future, so I think it would be okey what I choose. But it isnt to convinse to me. Becuase one thing is writing it, that maby that is too easy for everyone, but, it isnt to easy to re-act.
Kisses SofiB

sofi.k said...

Hi miss ale
I allready knew what I was going to choose seens 5th.
1 french
2 portuges
3 mandarin
I really like traveling and learn things about different placesand cultures, and when I whent this year to paris I really loved how french people talked, I kne very little things like my name is sofia and a few things more...
really loved the talk tha the man that cam did...

Anonymous said...

hello Miss Ale
i think that to start a new language it would be fun and i am very exited. I am going to choose french beacuse its easer but portuges is easer but i allready now how to speak brazilian but i think that portugues and brazil are different languages. I would choose french beacuse in 2009 i when to france and i could not understand a word about they were saing. so my brother say to the men or women if they speak inglish and if not he would speak for me. I dint choose mandarin because is dificult and diffrent for me.

Axel said...

Hi Miss Ale,
I am almost sure that I will chose Portuguese, because Brazil is a huge country, which is very near of Argentina, and I see it interesting to learn Portuguese because it is also fun.
See you,

Axel G

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale:
I think i am goning to do french because :
-Mandarin is very difficult and I think I am not prepared to make my self responsible of such a thing.
-Portuguese Its very easy and my father knows about it so he could teach me.
-And because nobady of my family knous french and because I think is going to be a great expirience.

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale:

I realy don't know whick languaje I am going to choose, its very difficult!!!!!,I am scared that if I choose an languaje but when I go to the first class I see that I don't like it and I cant change and I will think that I will be 3 OR MOR YEARS THEEEEEEERE!!!!!!!
I will try to calm down and think about it very well cause it would be a very very big change in my life by learning other languages and I would like to choose the correct one cause if I choose an incorect one I will not enjoy any of my classes and I don want that!
I you were me, which languaje you'll choose??
I'll hope I choose the correct one, but I still have to think about it with my parents, I need them to help me even is my choice, I need their opinion about it!
See You tomorrow

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale
My choices are or Mandarin or Portuguese becasue in the future china is going to be very well economic placce and Brazil to. Franch I wont shoose because my sister does it.
Fran g

Ms. Tatiana said...

Hello, Creative Ones,

It was interesting to read about your different languages of choice. My students began their foreign language studies this year. Before making any decisions, they had to look over the following chart to compare languages:


They also got a taste of different languages by exploring BBC's language resources at:


Maybe something there will be useful for you, too. Good luck to all of you!

Ms. Tatiana

Anonymous said...

Hi miss ale,
I want to choose french because almost all my family of the part of my mother is french so I want to know about what they talk about.And then portuguese because its esier than mandarin.

Alina said...

Hi Miss Ale!
I think I will chose Mandarin because:
.It's really challenging as well as interesting.
.I would like to learn a tonal language.
.It will be fun!
I will need to concentrait a lot for Mandarin, but it will be interesting!

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale
First of all, I was going to do mandarin but after the speech I saw that mandarin is very difficult!!I don´t know between portugese and french.
Tomas P

Anonymous said...

Hi miss Ale
Yess im already thinking it, and i can t decide. I think that there is not gonna be so much place in the french class because everybody wants to speak fench
kisses vale g

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale

I think that I am going to chose Portuguese but I still have to talk it with my parents and also my parents still have to talk wit Andrew.


Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale,
I think I will do Mandarin Chinese because in the USA I took two years of chinese and my siblings also took chinese. But I'm still not sure...

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale
To tell you the truth I don't have the minim idea of what I will choose because their are plenty of drawbacks benefits and advantages...
Portugese I believe is lots of fun because it is a very happy country and besides I think I will progress a lot because it is easier.
French I think is a very romantic and classic language. I already did french but a long time ago and I don't remember a thing but mabye when I start I will catch it very fast and easy.
Mandarin I think is a total challenge to prove that it is possible.
Anyways I am in duoghts because I can't stop thinking " WHAT IF " But this is a frase I saw in a movie everything is impossible while you don't put what if at the begging of the sentence
See you in class, kisses

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale,
I will choose french because of 5 reasons...
1)I lived in France and I forgot a little bit how to speak in french and I would like to remember it.
2)I love france and the language.
3) My sister is doing french in secondary.
4) My parents know a lot of french.
5) I think that for me Mandarin is going to be very difficult.

I also wanted to choose portuguese because It'll be a good experience for me to know a new language like portuguese, but I prefere to do french and I am very confident with it.

Bye Miss Ale,
Lourdes Undem 6c

bauti. m. 6A said...

Hi Miss Ale,
I think I will choose portuguese because Brasil is a important country near Arhentina, and I will have a lot of opportunities to speak portuguese.
Bauti.M 6A

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Ale
I wasn´t present for the wonderful chat given by the head of french who spoke about the languages. I like all languages but am 56% shure I will choose french.

See you at school!


Anonymous said...

I think that french would be a very good language to learn because iuf you go to some foren country most probably i'd choose Paris, France
and because all my family knows how to speek french and when they decide to speek in FRENCH I DO NOT UNDERSTAND A THING THEIR SAYING!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Mrs ALe!
I am not decided yet what I am going to chose, but I think it is a good and commiting idea for us to have three choise of languagues, beacuase we will be able to have more knowledge, we will be able to accept other culture from other countries, we will be able to speak with people from other countries and we willl learn a lot from other cultures and maybe try other cultures.


Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale:

I will choose Mandarin for the following reason:

. Very few people in Argentina know Mandarin and there are many few Mandarin teachers In our country and I think we have to take credit of that. Also knowing Mandarin I can have a great work on the future and also because I want a knew challenge.

See You, Franco. r

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Ale;
I started thinking about this choice for next year I think that I had got to a conclucion:
I think that poruguese is very similar to spanish and I think that is very easy
I think that Mandarin is too dificult to my way of learning
I think that the one I am going to learn is French because is a language that I wanted to learn since I was smaller.

The order would be

I like french since I was small and I think is a good language for me.
I like this second option because is not to difficult and it is a funny language.
I think that is a difficult language.

Bye Bye
Agostina G 6C

Sol P. said...

Hello Miss Ale!

I am thinking in what will beg my decision my daddy says that I should wait till he goes to the meeting and then I will complete the formulary.

kisses sol

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Ale,
Now, some of this days I have to hand in the paper and I don´t know what to choose. I will have to take into account this post in the blog to follow some of this tips and the instructions, the chat we had the other day that brought to me a very good impretion of the foreign languages in secondary school and also what my parents want me and recommend me what to choose. I think Mandarin is not going to be neither my first choice nor my second one because it is to difficult and to hard to understand and I wouldn´t be doing what I really want to do. I am between chosing French or Portuguese because I like the pronunciation of french a lot and my father nows how to speek, so I would like to communicate with him by that language, but as well, portuguese is a very important language because at every moment it goes growing and it is talked worldwide. I am in a very complex situation.
See you tomorrow,

Anonymous said...

Hello Miss Ale,
This is are really good reasons the ones you say. But the thing is that some people only choose a language because all their friends go there. I choose French because:
1.I don't think Portugese is the Language I want, I don't really like it.
2. I think, everybody thinks, Mandarin is very very difficult.
3.I want to visit London, it is my real big dream. I share it with my sister.
Lucia L. 6a Fleming

Anonymous said...

Hi miss ale,
This are my choices for next year,
1st Choice 2nd Choice 3rd Choice
French Portuguese Mandarin

See You,

Anonymous said...

Hi miss ale,
I think I am going to chose French.
Mati 6c