Thursday, September 02, 2004

Harry Potter in Latin ? That is just devious

I think learning Latin should be mandatory from quite young so pupils will be thankful forever after to be learning French and even German. Harry Potter in Latin is devious.
A London teacher struggled to teach inner city kids from backgrounds as far reaching as Somalia, Ethiopia and even Bangladesh. Almost giving up in despair she stumbled on a series of books set in the 1950s about a group of schoolboys and girls and read aloud to her class. She was amazed at how well they seemed to relate to the characters and based all her lessons around them. Perhaps the books touched on experiences of life-after-war. Listening to The Diary of Anne Frank read aloud is an experience never forgotten.

I forget the name of the book series now but I may recall where I saw it.


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