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Sarah Wilson with Montreal in background

An amazing opportunity

This year, French teacher and Cultural Coordinator Sarah Wilson took a four-week sabbatical – heading overseas to pursue her professional interest in the French language (the Canadian version) and her personal interest in United States history – specifically the American Revolution and the Kennedy presidency.

 

Sarah’s trip to Canada included visits to bilingual, immersion and international language schools in Montreal to see how French was taught, and lessons in a private language school in Quebec City. She also visited museums and joined history and food walking tours to improve her understanding of the country’s culture and way of life.

I’ve come back filled with new ideas for lessons and many stories to share with the students.

Sarah then travelled to the United States, visiting Boston, Cape Cod and Harvard University before travelling to New York. There she checked out Broadway shows for future Marsden productions and visited ‘must do’ destinations like the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

 

“The entire experience was incredible,” she says. “I’ve come back filled with new ideas for lessons and many stories to share with the students. I’m so grateful to have had this amazing opportunity!”