MPC organises third ‘Taaldorp’

SOUTH REWARD–The Dutch subject teachers of the Milton Peters College (MPC) VWO/HAVO, TKL and PKL/PBL departments organised Taaldorp (language village) for the third time recently at the school. The newest addition was the participation of the PKL/PBL department.

This third edition of Taaldorp took place in the new gym building at MPC and once again it was a very successful day. Thirty daily situations were set up in the gym with desks, chairs, props and posters that all had to create an illusion of a community, a “village.”

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Dutch-speaking volunteers and teachers were given the task to play the roles of a police officer, a salesperson, etc., and have meaningful conversations with the students in Dutch.

The students had to have conversations in Dutch in eight different scenarios such as “at the airport,” “at the market,” “at the Census office,” “at a restaurant,” etc. Once the students arrived at their situation, pre-selected by their subject teacher, they had to speak Dutch to get their point across and resolve any problems or issues thrown their way.

The volunteers would then grade the students afterwards on their performance. The main purpose of this event is to stimulate and motivate the use of Dutch language skills and communication skills amongst the MPC students.

The students and volunteers were given a nice treat after the whole event ended. MPC served Dutch snacks, such as ‘bitterballen’ and pizza to complete the Dutch experience for the second and third formers.

The school thanked Domino’s Pizza, its HAVO/VWO, TKL and PKL/PBL departments and the volunteers.

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Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/66581-mpc-organises-third-taaldorp

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