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 Post subject: Re: Jack Lambert and trilingualism (sp?)
PostPosted: 13 Feb 2017, 11:44 
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And in Carola we do see an instance of something I've always thought must have happened quite often - a pupil not understanding a lesson because of lack of fluency in the language concerned, in this case Polly Winterton having no real idea of what Biddy has been talking about in her history lesson because it's in German. Perhaps it's another instance of something that's implied rather than said, but I'd have thought that there would have been at least a few technical words and phrases that would need explanation/ translation.


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 Post subject: Re: Jack Lambert and trilingualism (sp?)
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I think the vast majority of girls would have known that three languages were spoken. It was only EBD's way of causing a bit of shock/ horror in new girl books and also as a means of letting the reader know what was happening.


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Even Hilary Burn and the other Saints are horrified in New when they join the CS. I don't think the girls always take in what it will actually entail. Also they don't listen properly as Ida Reavely (I think) again in New, even after hearing that there are two days per week for each language, complains that she will be dumb except on Sundays.


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Joyce wrote:
Loryat wrote:
b) the girls' horror on learning in Genius (I think?) that Mademoiselle will be teaching them French using the direct method. :roll:


What is the direct method? All French throughout the entire lesson? No translation at all?

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Yes, although presumably if someone was really struggling you would have to translate. But the girls are being given lessons in French in all subjects, so why they'd be so horrified to have French in French is beyond me!


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