Bringing France & Spain to the UK and providing a day out of the classroom of role-play, music and challenges!

ABOUT US

We have venues located all over the UK with dates over September, October & November 2017. 

SEE FESTIVAL DATES FOR THIS YEAR
VIEW OUR SAMPLES OF OUR SONG BOOK & LYRICS!

View our free resources or log in with your festival code for further role-play material and downloadable music!

MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SPONTANEOUS SPEAKING!

Unscripted interaction • Communicating by listening & speaking • Asking questions • Resonding to unexpected questions • Using correct style

Meet Caroline

In 1999, I left my job as Head of MFL to found Connect Studies Ltd, a boutique tour operator offering tailor-made school travel. The company has evolved, offering new venues throughout Europe, new subjects and new challenges but it has remained a family business and we are highly respected for our professionalism, originality and commitment to the understanding that each school is different. The privilege of seeing pupils return from their tour motivated and inspired by the culture and language of another country remains second to none!

Making travel an education, we will support, motivate and inspire!  www.connectstudies.co.uk

Creativity should never stand still and each year, we get very excited choosing which venue to add to our list! This year, the decision was made whilst staring out of a plane window at the French and then the Spanish countryside below, on my way to meet a group in Seville! It started as a mad idea, encouraged by my own addiction to the smell, atmosphere and sounds of these two countries and a feeling that I am ‘home’ once the plane lands or the ferry docks. Then a sadness and frustration that so many pupils are unable to experience what I have grown to love  either through financial constraints or the recent worries in Europe led my thought process to our most exciting venue to date!

 

A Role To Play! Our new venue for 2017 will be in the U.K. offering a part of ‘France’ and ‘Spain’ that no one has been to before!

 

Launching this Autumn, our spontaneous speaking festivals will be an introduction to French and Spanish culture which is normally only tasted when visiting the country itself. With lots of authentic materials and native speakers, this initiative will promote learning out of the classroom and will also be in line with the new spontaneous speaking requirements of the G.C.S.E.

Pupils will practise their language in a range of situational and non situational scenarios, all carefully adapted according to year group. They will need to answer questions, adapt key phrases and manipulate their language, respond to unprepared stimuli and use the present, future and past tenses. Increasing positivity and confidence will be key!

Role play arena! Market stalls! Concert with our own role play songs! Characters to Interview! Challenges! Supporting material sent in advance to schools!

"The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it"
 
Rudyard Kipling

How best to offer your students the chance for spontaneous conversation in French & Spanish using a whole variety of situational and non-situational scenarios?

 

By coming along to our French & Spanish speaking festivals for 3/4 hours of role play, music and challenges! 

NATIVE SPEAKERS! AUTHENTIC MATERIALS!

SUPPORTING MATERIALS FOR PUPILS & STAFF!

If you would like to attend one of our festivals throughout the UK and perhaps join us for crêpes or churros, then do contact us on 01962 713673 or email info@connectstudies.co.uk to go on our mailing list.

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