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Language learning with Mess on the Floor

Learning French with Lexus Books

P5 pupils at Grange Primary in Bo’ness came to watch a performance of our book called Mess on the Floor at their school as part of a series of readings and performances organized by bookshop owner Sally Pattle of @farfromthemaddingcrowdlinlithgow. Peter Terrell and Elfreda Crehan from @lexusbooks performed the wacky little story about the troubles of a cat, doing this in a mixture of English and French. Everyone joined in with speaking French and throwing things!

Places still available on the Chinese course in Glasgow

Learn Chinese

Still plenty of places available on the new Mandarin Chinese course in Glasgow

The course will focus on spoken language, taught by a Scot who has a lifelong mastery of Chinese, an Oxford scholar who has lived and worked in China, and who understands the needs of the learner.

7 lessons – Tuesdays from 22nd January 2019 until 5th March, 6pm – 7pm
Venue

The Gaelic School on Berkeley Street in Glasgow.

Price

£56 (+ course book £19.50)

Enrolment

Contact Peter Terrell at
chineseclassroom@lexusforlanguages.co.uk

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Learn Chinese in Glasgow

Learn Chinese

Sign up for a new Mandarin Chinese course in Glasgow

The course will focus on spoken language, taught by a Scot who has a lifelong mastery of Chinese, an Oxford scholar who has lived and worked in China, and who understands the needs of the learner.

7 lessons – Tuesdays from 22nd January 2019 until 5th March, 6pm – 7pm

Venue

The Gaelic School on Berkeley Street in Glasgow.

Price

£56 (+ course book £19.50)

Enrolment

At the Gaelic school on 15th January 2019 from 6.00 to 7.00pm.

Please let us know if you will be coming along. And if you would have questions in advance of this, email Peter Terrell at
chineseclassroom@lexusforlanguages.co.uk

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French performances at Grange Primary in Bo’ness

Part of what we are about here at Lexus is increasing exposure to other languages, opening doors to other forms of self-expression. There was a great example of this the other day at a Lothian primary school.

P5 pupils at Grange Primary in Bo’ness came to watch a performance of our book called Mess on the Floor at their school last month as part of a series of readings and performances organized by bookshop owner Sally Pattle of Far From the Madding Crowd in Linlithgow. Peter Terrell and Elfreda Crehan from Lexus performed the wacky little story about the troubles of a cat, doing this in a mixture of English and French. The class were very vocal at calling Peter the Cat to come out from behind the screen onto which the book pages were projected and did this very convincingly and loudly in French, shouting out minet, minet! In the story in the book the cat is pelted with objects by a little toddler. So we put this into practice and the front row of the class were invited to pelt Peter the Cat with (fairly soft) objects, which they did with great gusto. Not too serious a language event, you see. It should also be said that, after the performance, when there were a few questions about the French, the pupils showed that quite a bit of the French which they had just heard had been taken on board. After this performance of Mess on the Floor there was a another reading, again with Elfreda’s artwork projected on a screen, but this time it was a traditional Scottish folk tale with a magical kind of theme. This folk tale also had snippets of French worked into it. The great thing was that here was a class of young children being entertained by a couple of enacted stories which were partly in a foreign language. Maybe there were some linguists here in the making.