The final session for the year 2011 of the ARC Linkage Project: Connecting younger second language learners and older bilinguals took place on Monday, September 12.
The Monash University research team led by Dr. Marisa Cordella together with our Head of Campus, Mr. Paul Runting, awarded special certificates to all participants, VCE students of German and Chinese and their senior partners.
It was a true celebration of the achievements and benefits gained during the second year of the project, and the very successful language practice component and the many intercultural encounters experienced associated with the project.
It is hoped that most if not all Year 11 students who were part of the project this year will continue their participation, and that many new students will join the project next year.
A big thank you to our LOTE staff, particularly Ms. Sonya Pollard, Ms Ping Zheng and Mrs. Janet Chen for their assistance with the organization.
Written by Renate Just, German teacher and program coordinator Caulfield Grammar School (CGS), Wheelers Hill Campus. Published in the school newsletter, 20 September 2011. Adapted by Ramona Baumgartner.