French pupils find the formula to learn English

Pupils at the Toulouse Academy give a three-minute presentation as part of the experiment

An initiative using the learning of English as a science experiment is proving successful in French schools.

Learning English is easier when you have lessons in the science lab rather than in the classroom.

That is according to the results of a partnership between French schools and the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

The British Council runs two projects: School Lab and Science in Schools.

In the first, pupils have to work in a team on a science project and then give a three-minute presentation in English as part of a competition with fellow pupils and other schools.

In Science in Schools, British scientists travel to an area of France for a week to give interactive science workshops in English, which can be adapted to suit primary and secondary school pupils.

Last year, the Toulouse Education ...

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