Language Links – Poster Competition

29 09 2009

Links into languagesFancy the chance to win £50 worth of HMV vouchers?  Then enter the ‘North East Links into Languages’ poster competition.   The competition is another opportunity to celebrate the European Day of Languages and to celebrate language learning in the North East.

Your poster must be inspired by the theme ‘Language Links’.

It could feature:

  • links between cultures or people made through language,
  • or could illustrate links of different sorts, using words in another language or languages
  • or could reflect linguistic connections between languages – word families, word borrowings
  • or communications between nations
  • or any other interpretation!

Entries must involve words in a language other than English. 

Please return your entries to Miss Andrew by lunch on Wednesday 7th October.





European Day of Languages – 26th September

24 09 2009

EDLCelebrate the 6,000+ languages spoken in the world, have multilingual fun and win prizes!

12:50 – 1:20 Friday 25th September, MFL department

Join in with food tasting, music quiz, languages quiz and the launch of a national poster competition with a £50 HMV voucher as the top prize.

There are over 6000 languages spoken in the world and behind each and every one of them lies a rich and diverse culture.  That’s what the European Day of Languages (EDL) aims to celebrate – by showing people across Europe how important languages are, and what fun can be had learning them.

Let us know what you thought about the events organised to celebrate the European Day of Languages at Carmel College by posting your comments on the blog.

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GCSE Spanish Vocabulary Tests Booklet

8 09 2009

You can download a copy of the GCSE Spanish Vocabulary Tests booklet here.  The tests are divided up into topic areas which will feature in your exam.  Remember to record your weekly test results in your booklet so that you know which vocabulary topics you need to focus on more when revising.  By learning 15 words a week for the next 2 terms you will greatly increase your vocabulary and you will find it easier to remember the words rather than trying to learn everything the week before the exam!

Vocab Tests Booklet





Year 11 French vocab tests (1-9)

7 09 2009

You can download another copy of the vocab tests 1-9 here or you can access them on Sharepoint in Miss O’Brien’s Year 11 folder. The next tests will be added soon.Vocab_Tests 1-9