On the 15 February 2017, MLC hosted its second Routes into Languages event of the academic year. This latest event was a Language Enrichment Event (LEE), designed to emphasize the importance of learning a language and a different culture in secondary education. This time, our guests were 95 Year 8 pupils from three different schools from Liverpool and the surrounding area: Bellerive FCJ Catholic College, Wirral Grammer School for Girls and St Francis Xavier’s College.
The morning programme involved a variety of sessions designed to teach language through culture. These sessions included a class given by Francisco José Fernández from the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester, encouraging Spanish language learning through singing. Nelson Becerra also gave a salsa class (Nelson loves his salsa), and Yipeng Zhang gave a lesson in Tai Chi, aided by second- and final-year Chinese students studying at Liverpool.
The University of Liverpool prides itself in collaborating on such initiatives that help to raise language and culture awareness in the community.