11th August 2003
Language pupils at a Hull school will benefit from the addition of new equipment in the laboratory when they return to school next term.
The University of Lincoln recently donated the apparatus to the Modern Foreign Languages Faculty at the Winifred Holtby School Technology College on the Bransholme Estate.
Sixteen Tandberg language laboratory workstations with headsets and a teacher unit to control recordings, group work, pair work and individual tasks have been transferred to the school from the university’s Cottingham Road campus.
The equipment will be used by all pupils aged 11 to 16 studying French, German or Spanish. It will also allow pupils who attend the Language Club the opportunity to learn new languages such as Italian, Russian or Japanese.
“This equipment will be of great benefit to the pupils who often find listening the most difficult language skill to master,” said Paul Styles, Head of the Modern Foreign Languages Faculty. “This will allow them to build up their confidence at their own pace.
“As well as benefiting our own pupils, we will also be offering classes for parents and pupils from local primary schools.”
The language equipment will be installed during the summer holidays by the school electrician, Paul Cockerline, and will be ready for use when school starts in September.
In 2000, the Winifred Holtby School Technology College became Hull's first specialist technology college and currently has over 1600 pupils.
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