Room two goes global on Skype

One of our students Una has written about our latest technology adventure using our new interactive white board and Skype to call her friend in Germany.

On Friday morning Room 2 skyped my friend her name is Stella Nicolson. She is 10 years old and she lives in Ellsberg Germany. It was an amazing experience because she lives in Europe which is on the other side of the world. I have been her friend since I was 4 years old. She showed us a slideshow of some pictures of Ellsberg and her apartment. Her father is German and they have lived there for 4-5 months. We also ask her to speak a little German when she was speaking to us. In Germany it was midnight so she stayed up pretty late to speak to us. But in Germany it was a 4 week holiday. She told us lots of things about Germany that helped us to learn about the city that she lives in. We were all very impressed by the way that she spoke to us and answered our questions with such confidence.

Una Dubbelt-Leitch

 

Another student Brittany Emtage speaks about another conversation with the nephew of Martine (Our French teacher). We spoke to him and answered some questions in french.

 

On the 9th of August, Room 2 was learning French as Martine the French teacher’s nephew called Nicolas Valette was online on Skype. We asked him some questions in French like what is your type of music do you like and he said ACDC and Muse. He has a pet puppy called Eden and he was sleeping. Eden only was 6 months old. We asked him in French what his favourite colour was and he said red. We also asked him what his favourite sport was he said football. At the beginning Martine told him to not speak any English at all. The only English he spoke to us was hello, goodbye and yes the rest of the conversation was in French. When we spoke to him it was about 10 minutes to midnight in France. He had to go to work at 3 in the morning. We talked from 9:05 to 9:30. It was very amazing because he was on the other side of the world. We asked him what his favourite food was and he said ice-cream and lasagna but not mixed together. Room 2 was very excited to speak to someone in France. At the end it was Martine’s time to go so we said to Nicolas goodnight and goodbye. 

By Brittany Emtage