The British International School, Budapest ~ Day 2

| September 26, 2013 | 6 Comments 

Our second day at The British International School, Budapest and today lessons with Year 4 and Year 5’s, and their teachers, in the morning, and then an afternoon with the Year 2 children and teachers. Exploring, adventuring, discovering, talking, writing, sharing …

Picking up words, and juggling them, is an intriguing process, and one that takes some growth in confidence, initially, To do so in a language that is new to you, or a language that is not the one you normally use at home, or when communicating with others… that takes courage.

A vast majority of the children of the British International School, here in Budapest, have English as an additional language. However, they have been so well supported, guided and nurtured, that you could easily forget this.

The teachers, and support staff, use lots of clever techniques to develop the use of English, in written and spoken forms, but also value the many languages spoken around the school.

A huge amount of respect to the children, both yesterday and today, who came with us on some mystical explorations, and did so in creative, inventive, ways in multiple languages.

Imaginative, descriptive narrative in Hungarian, and other languages, is beguiling and enchanting. Even when you are not sure of its meaning (until translated) the magical sound of words being blended, and woven, into poetic prose, by brave young folk, is an honour to share.

Well done all.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. James Payn says:

    Active listening is an important focus for our class and I already felt we had moved forward as a result of the experience when we did some work together in the afternoon after the workshop in the morning – many thanks to Tim and Sarah for living and sharing their practice with us. It was a tingly feel good thing, and it doesn’t get better than that.

  2. Tim says:

    Thank you James
    Thank you for adding a comment too
    We are so looking forward to tomorrow too, and getting decidedly digital with the staff
    See you then…

  3. Lyndsey says:

    A superb day full of great ideas. It’s so lovely to see all this great practice in action. It makes me realize what’s possible and ways in which I can inspire and facilitate great learning in easy, manageable ways. It was lovely to observe the children and being an active learner alongside them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Viktor Holeczy says:

    After quickly establishing a strong rapport with the students, Tim motivated them to participate in his lesson through imaginative ICT usage and a dramatic teaching style. I enjoyed the session and was encouraged to try Tim’s methods myself.

  5. Tim says:

    Thank you Lyndsey
    We would love to hear how you get on, and what you try
    Thanks for being a great active learner 😀

  6. Tim says:

    Glad you enjoyed it Viktor
    Enjoy your adventures alongside the children
    Please keep in touch and let us know how you get on…

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