Caio de Almeida Cunha of the Sao Paulo Language school, 4AllBrazil, visited Papplewick on Friday 24th October to exchange ideas for the design of a new classroom suite they are building in Sao Paulo. Mr de Ameida Cunha and Ms Sarita Andrea, 4AllBrazil’s language lab coordinator, observed some lessons in the language lab and met up with teachers from Papplewick.
Since 2009, the Papplewick Modern Languages Department has been using the Schoolshape Language Laboratory to encourage boys to practise their French skills. Using the lab, Maimouna Cissé, Head of MFL, and teachers Laetitia Langue and Jeremy Ward use the IT Tool to differentiate language tasks for all learners, thus ensuring that each pupil has personal attention, learns at the right level and at his own pace.
4AllBrazil hope that their initiative will be a shining example of language education for the Brazilian people, who urgently need to learn foreign languages in order to trade abroad and boost their economy.
Caio Cunha, director of 4AllBrazill, said of their visit: “It was really fantastic to see your experience in class using Schoolshape. You really gave us an excellent view of Schoolshape in full use. We expect to replicate something very similar in Brazil. Congratulations for the beautiful school and classes you lead. We look forward to maintaining further contact to exchange experiences in language learning as well as Schoolshape solutions”.