Improving our conversational skills
This year, our school has different native language assistants (from USA, Great Britain, Austria and Germany) who work with students on developing their conversational skills and increasing their understanding of other cultures.
They work in small groups of children, and the students learn in a playful way: they play games, sing songs, play board games and do other activities in a dynamic, active and fun way.
In Preschool, the assistant always speaks in English, and introduces some vocabulary by flashcards and games in order to be in permanent contact with the foreign language. When they are older the focus is not only on vocabulary but also on sentence structures and conversations.
In Col·legi Sant Pau, students have the chance to improve their English with a native speaker which is good for the pupils, not just for their foreign language mastery, also because it opens their minds to different cultures.