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Andy phoning his friend.

Roleplay as a Basis for Argumentative and Discursive Essay Writing

It is so encouraging to see the lengths that the students will go to when doing their role play assessments. The Grade 8s were dressed up to the nines and there was some great acting going on! What is even more encouraging, is the quality of  language usage and content of our termly role play. The Grade 10s impressed with challenging[Read More…]

by October 21, 2016 Afrikaans
Jazzmin, Dillon, Melissa and Jordin enjoyed presenting their puppet show.

Role play in your Second Language can be Fun!

Oral presentations in your second language can be very intimidating. Creating a role play based on a famous television show turns a chore into fun. The Grade 10s had to recreate a Masterchef SA show and the result was a lot of fun, good quality presentations and loads of yummy food to sample! The Grade 8s were given the challenge to present[Read More…]

by August 19, 2016 Afrikaans
Dillon, Jasson, Liam and Michael excited for the Hoopvol production.

Hoopvol oor “Hoopvol”

When we were told that our new Grade 12 novel was “Hoopvol”, we were not hopeful that our students would enjoy this novel set in a small Karoo town, named Hoopvol. It turned out to be a novel that reads easier than previous novels and there are 2 very different story lines that are easy to follow. Going to watch[Read More…]

by June 3, 2016 Afrikaans
Kreatiewe Kinderboeke en Skooluniformontwerpe

Kreatiewe Kinderboeke en Skooluniformontwerpe

Die week moes die Graad 9s weereens ‘n nuwe skooluniform vir ‘n skool ontwerp. Hulle moes ‘n voorlegging doen en voorbeelde van die nuwe uniform, wapen en leuse wys. Die kreatiwiteit en die leerders se vermoe om buite die boks te dink, het my weer, soos verlede jaar, verstom! Ek dink dat ons gerus na sommige van die idees kan[Read More…]

by February 20, 2016 Afrikaans
Leerders besig met Sefapno vrae en die vormgedig.

Sefapano-‘n Vormgedig Wat Nou Aansluit By die Droogte in die Land…

Die Graad 11s het die week die gedig, Sefapano, gedoen.   Sefapano is ‘n vormgedig.  Die vorm van die gedig is die fisiese vorm van die pad wat die mense teen die berg op loop om vir reen te gaan bid.  Die gedig word ook van onder na bo gelees-soos die tog teen die berg op. Die gedig het ‘n[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 Afrikaans
The Best Way to Learn a Second Language

The Best Way to Learn a Second Language

Here I am writing in English to tell you that the best way to learn a second language, according to Benny Lewis, a polyglot, is to speak the language. A polyglot is someone who can speak several languages. Benny is an author, polyglot, language teacher, and “technomad language hacker“. Born in Ireland, he graduated in electronic engineering and then spent six months[Read More…]

by August 21, 2015 Afrikaans
Die Kuns van Storievertel

Die Kuns van Storievertel

Vir eeue was storievertel ‘n groot deel van mense se vermaak. Storievertel is’n kuns en dit vat ‘n spesiale persoon om ‘n storie sò te vertel dat mense aan jou lippe hang. Dié week het die kinders stories vertel.  Dit kon ‘n ware storie wees of  ‘n “visvangstorie” waar die waarheid so ‘n bietjie oordryf word, wees. Ek was stomgeslaan[Read More…]

by July 23, 2015 Afrikaans
Van Spookstories tot Skooluniforms!

Van Spookstories tot Skooluniforms!

Om Mondelinge Assesserings interessant te hou, is ‘n groot uitdaging vir enige tweede taal onderwyser. Diè kwartaal doen die leerlinge rolspel en sover was die aanbiedings uitstaande. Die graad 8’s moes ‘n spookstorie vertel en het hulle my omtrent probeer bang maak! Die graad 9’s moes ‘n nuwe skooluniform omtwerp. Hulle innoverende idees en interessante kleurskemas was  pragtig, maar die[Read More…]

by May 14, 2015 Afrikaans, High School
Soveel Dae, Soveel Dinge…

Soveel Dae, Soveel Dinge…

“A country can’t love you. At most it may need you. It’s much the same as people.” ― André Brink, The Rights of Desire “Sometimes, in one of his more exuberant or desperate moods, Pa would go out in the veld and sprinkle brandy on the daisies to make them drunk so that they wouldn’t feel the pain of shrivelling up and[Read More…]

by February 11, 2015 Afrikaans
Graad 8 Afrikaans advertensies

Graad 8 Afrikaans advertensies

Die graad 8’s moes ‘n eie produk kies, ‘n advertensie daarvoor skryf en dit dan verfilm. Die leerders het met baie oulike idees vorendag gekom. Hier is ‘n paar grepe uit ‘n advertensies vir ‘n “honde-onesie”. Tumi, Nathan en Tom het besluit om Versekering teen ‘n dronk (skaatsplank)bestuurder te adverteer. Die volgende videoskakel is na ‘n advertensie deur Rebecca, Zenande[Read More…]

by November 6, 2014 Afrikaans