Go to navigation
It is currently Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:50 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Languages at Latymer
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:42 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:41 pm
Posts: 52
Hi - could any existing Latymer parents enlighten me on what the policy/procedure is at Latymer for bilingual children (French/German)?

I heard that in the past (long time ago), parents were asked by letter around April/May to state whether their child was bilingual French/German and those who replied positively were put in a class to ensure they first learned the other language. Is this still the case?

Thanks :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Languages at Latymer
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:23 pm
Posts: 954
Location: North London
schlumpf wrote:
Hi - could any existing Latymer parents enlighten me on what the policy/procedure is at Latymer for bilingual children (French/German)?

I heard that in the past (long time ago), parents were asked by letter around April/May to state whether their child was bilingual French/German and those who replied positively were put in a class to ensure they first learned the other language. Is this still the case?

Thanks :)


Hello, yes it's still the case, so if for example your child is bilingual in English and German they will be put in a form where they learn French in Y7. In Y8 they take a second language of their choosing out of French, German, Russian and Latin and learn the two languages until the end of Y9 when they make their GCSE choices. They have to pick one MFL (ie not Latin) for GCSE but could do 2 (including Latin) if they wish using one of their two free choices.

I hope that's helped, if you have other questions please do ask.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Languages at Latymer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 12:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:41 pm
Posts: 52
Thanks Lemondrop, very helpful as always. I'll be looking out for that letter then.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Languages at Latymer
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:23 pm
Posts: 954
Location: North London
It won't be a letter as such, you will get a huge pack of documents and forms to fill in - believe me you will need a stiff drink after going through it all! Anyway, one of the forms will ask if your DC is bilingual in French or German and you either tick a box or write it in, can't remember which, and then your DC will be allocated a form group that studies the other language in Y7. So next year Ashworth, Dolbe and Keats will be doing French and Lamb, Latymer and Wyatt will be doing German.

I believe they are sending the pack out over the Easter holidays so not long to wait now.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Languages at Latymer
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:04 pm
Posts: 3
So lemondrop from what you say i gather 7 Dolbé will be doing French from this September?
Thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Languages at Latymer
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:14 am
Posts: 15
Yes, Year 7 Dolbe, Keats and Ashworth will do French from Sept, whereas the other three houses will do German. Pack arrived for some people today I believe. Don't forget the fete is tomorrow if you are interested!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Languages at Latymer
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:57 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:01 pm
Posts: 9345
Location: Herts
Thank you.

What are the timings and is there plenty of parking? DG


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Languages at Latymer
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:42 pm
Posts: 73
Daogroupie wrote:
What are the timings and is there plenty of parking? DG

It’s on from 12 till 4. They have plenty of food stalls so you can get lunch. I think you can park in the part of the playground that doesn’t have any stalls, usually there is plenty of room.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Languages at Latymer
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:01 pm
Posts: 9345
Location: Herts
Thanks DG


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2019