Language Day in Miras20.09.2013
The Language Day held on 20 September turned out to become a culmination of a wide range of activities students had been engaged in the preceding days of the week in all languages departments. Thus, in English B Grade 10 students made a survey and presented their statistics on a big map «G20 social and linguistic situation», Grades 7 and 9 students worked in groups of 3 to write an essay on topics of their choicein three languages, Grade 6 students designed posters with basic greetings in different languages. English A and Russian A contribution to the day was in students’ writing their short stories and dramatizing them while presenting to the whole class. Versatile activities were held in Kazakh B ranging from debates on the role of the Kazakh language and issues related to its possible transition to the alphabet to designing posters and writing short stories to practice different skillsin the official language of the state. English B DP 1 students carried out a presentation and a discussion with Grade 10 students on the topic «English — a global language?» Additionally, the week appeared to be a good opportunity for promoting the
The morning assembly on the 20th of September entitled «Minority language awareness assembly"was designed to encourage students to consider issues of endangered languages. Grade 8 students in their House teams chose languages which are on the verge of extinction from different continents and various formats of presentation to appeal to «dominant language» speakers with a request to save these «minority» languages.