Towers Interpreters & MFL Buddies
Do you speak another language fluently? Are you interested in becoming a Towers Interpreter?
The role of the Towers Interpreters is to support the emotional health and well-being of new or current learners with English as an Additional Language (EAL). Their role is to also support and liaise with families for whom English is not the mother tongue during meetings or school tours. At the end of the course, you will be awarded a badge and become an ambassador for everyone speaking more than one language.
If students are interested or want to continue, then please see Mr. Parker in MFL.
From time to time, we host students in school from other countries. They are paired up with an MFL Buddy, who looks after them from the start to the end of the school day. They are not required to look after them outside of the school day.
It is the Buddies’ responsibility to
- Make them feel welcome.
- Take them to all of their lessons.
- Inform them when they have PE as they will need to bring some kit.
- Look after them at break time and lunchtime.
- Sit with them in the canteen during lunchtime.
- Escort them to their pick-ups at the end of the school day.
- Look after them during Sports Day.
If you are interested in becoming an MFL Buddy, please see Mr. Parker in MFL.
What do the visiting students think of their MFL experience?
Taiwanese students visited us in July 2017
The MFL Buddies programme continues to thrive at Towers school. We have regular visitors throughout the year, coming mainly from Spain, China, Taiwan and Thailand. These visitors are matched up to a Towers buddy and spend a week or two immersed in our school life. September 2018 sees the arrival of some Spanish students.