Express Yourself in Lockdown, Spring 2021

 

This year’s Celebration of Speaking is now over, but you can still take a / listen look at how people have celebrated by putting into Twitter Search #CelebrateSpeaking.

You’ll find there some of the contributions to Express Yourself in Lockdown, the celebration of speaking other languages created by British Council, ALL and our cultural partners to try to lighten the mood in these complex times.  (More are on Instagram and YouTube).

We asked language learners/users of any age and any language to record themselves performing in speech. The entries are in many languages, styles and formats and from many different parts of the country. You can find a TV actor, a Baroness in the House of Lords, Leo and his dinosaurs, some lovely poetry renditions and original creations, readings of song lyrics, rap performance and presentations

What they all have in common is shared humanity: people showing what they can do in speech in other languages. They are a testament to the UK’s linguistic good health and diversity and to the work of Language teachers around the country. It is great too to see schools running their on recital and performance events leading up to submission, and to read the  warm glow that teachers have when seeing, or rather hearing,  their own students’ productions.

MFLtwitterati – you may like to visit a few and give them a Like or a Retweet to show your appreciation of their efforts.

Look out for details of the #CelebrateSpeaking closing event online towards the end of March.

 

Here are just 11 links you could start with when you are in need of a boost yourself.

https://twitter.com/MFLGlenalmond/status/1365622543722373122 Secondary French

2020

https://twitter.com/TGAS_MFL/status/1358688297254596609      

 

Y7 French

Comme un arbre

https://twitter.com/FintonHouseSch/status/1359902298646994950 Y3 Spanish

dinosaurs

   
https://twitter.com/qkalanguages/status/1360223111434670081

 

Y7 Pashto
https://twitter.com/qkalanguages/status/1360253894585159683

 

Y8 Japanese / Korean
https://twitter.com/DGS_MFL/status/1363492237032771584

 

Y10 Mandarin
https://twitter.com/chs_linguists/status/1359596140182781959

 

Primary Spanish
https://twitter.com/SchoolRustam/status/1360878754176921600

 

Y2 Persian

School for rabbits

https://twitter.com/NDS_LANGUAGES/status/1365336308055425034

 

Secondary German
https://twitter.com/TGAS_MFL/status/1365216027877982209

 

Secondary Gujarati
https://twitter.com/NMikesch/status/1366154468803371008 German Y13

 

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