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12 May - News from the MFL Department

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This term students in years 9, 10 and 12 studying French took part in the Oxford University French Flash Fiction competition. Students were asked to write a piece of fiction in French in 100 words or less, and the creativity, imagination and linguist talent of our students was very evident. Stories varied from philosophical pieces to ghost stories, and all students enjoyed taking on the challenge of writing fiction in a foreign tongue. Some students in Year 12 also took part in the King’s College London 2019 French essay competition; particular mention goes to Hugo Maughan who wrote an insightful piece in French about social networks. Finally, several Year 12 students are taking part in the Trinity College Cambridge essay competitions. Raymond Guo, who speaks Mandarin fluently and who is studying French for A-Level, is entering the Linguistics Essay competition, writing a piece entitled ‘Bilingualism is good for your brain’. Giacomo Bologno, also an A-Level French student in Year 12, is entering an essay for the Robert Walker Cambridge Law essay competition on the topic ‘What is wrong with bribery? How, if at all, should the law deal with it?’  We eagerly await the results.


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