On Friday 10th November, nine French students and their teacher (Elisabeth Lakhdar) arrived from Lycée Albert Camus in Nimes, South of France.
The students spent 5 days with their English exchange partners, who are all studying A Level French. Participating in the exchange is an important aspect of the French A Level students' studies, as they have to learn about French lifestyle and culture as part of their A Level course.
During the exchange, the French students spent two days at Bexhill College joining their English hosts in lessons such as Art & Design, English Literature, Medieval History, Music, Photography and Criminology. They loved the friendly and welcoming atmosphere of the College and were impressed with the bright and vibrant surroundings.
They also had the opportunity to visit Rye, Eastbourne, Hastings, Brighton, Pevensey Castle and the Seven Sisters. Some students even enjoyed a typical English Roast Beef dinner with their exchange partner's family.
The French students had a fantastic time and friendships were quickly established; "The best thing about the French exchange is meeting my English partner and discovering a new friend".
French Teacher, Gail Gill, and seven students from Bexhill College will be travelling to France in March to spend 5 days with their French partners.
The French A Level students will have a day in the Lycée Albert Camus and then, several cultural excursions to Avignon, Montpellier and Nimes itself, which has Roman Amphitheatre to carry out research for their French A Level. The students are very excited at the prospect of meeting up again with their new friends and learning more about French culture and lifestyle.
To read more about studying languages at Bexhill College, please visit the A Levels section of our website.
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