Amis Mots have arrived!

This afternoon, we welcomed the first group of Amis Mots learners to Ayrshire. Their plane was a little delayed but we were there to welcome them when they finally arrived. They were happy to arrive in Scotland but thought it was very cold! There’s a heatwave in France but certainly not here!

Airport pick-up.

Waiting at the airport.

Arrival

Welcoming the French campers at the airport.

We took them to our language centre where they met their host families and went home for dinner. While one family went for traditional British fish and chips, the others had hamburgers and chips. Delicious!

We all met at 7pm to get to know one another better. We played some games to learn the names of one another and games where we had to work in a team. The learners were really great at it and we were so impressed by how much they understood.

Team-building

Team-building

Team-building

Team-building

Team-building

Team-building

It was lots of fun and everyone is looking forward to Pirate Day tomorrow!

We’ll be back at the end of the week to tell you all more about Amis Mots’ Scottish adventure!

Ayrshire children say ‘bonjour’ to new French friends.

Stewarton families will be welcoming French children into their homes this summer and sharing their language and culture with them. Not only will the French children be learning English, the Scottish children will be taking part in French learning programmes too and will be putting all their previous French learning into practice.

This language exchange programme, led by Articulate Language Camps, brings children together and makes learning a language meaningful. Each morning offers a different themed language lesson which will see the children prepare recipes for traditional food from their country and take part in bilingual pirate treasure hunts. Les crêpes sont délicieuses and the French children will love their first experience of shortbread!

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