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CLIP 1229

The importance of learning a different language

The importance of learning a different language

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Key Info
  • The importance of learning a different language
  • Duration: 01:56
  • Illustrates the importance of learning languages by asking how many people speak a different language and how well. Also discusses language learning through gestures. When somebody says a word, it can be gestured.
  • Subject:



    Jobs and Careers

  • Keywords: language, fluency, mother, tongue
Ideas for use in class
  • The importance of learning languages. This clip would be useful to show pupils the importance of carrying on with the language they are studying by seeing what other people are saying about language learning (great for uptake of AS languages).
Background details
  • Clip language : French
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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