Danish visitors to Gozo experience the Maltese language & culture
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A group of students from Svendborg Gymnasium, in Denmark, have been on a visit to Sir M. A. Refalo’s Sixth Form in Victoria, Gozo, accompanied by Sussanne Jørgensen and Sarah C. Nilsson.
Their visit was part of the students’ obligatory 11th grade tour on which they conduct research across many areas with the objective of specifying, experiencing and evaluating various aspects of intercultural meetings.
During their visit, Charles Daniel Saliba gave a presentation about the development of the Maltese language through the years and how its characteristics make it unique. Saliba also spoke about Maltese culture and the historical relationship between Malta and Denmark. At the end of the presentation, the Headmaster Marcel Xuereb, presented Jørgensen with the book series Maltese for Foreigners, written by Saliba himself, so that Danish students could enhance their knowledge of the Maltese language, culture and literature.
Jørgensen then presented Xuereb and Saliba with her book, Spoken English: Communication Strategies.
Students from Denmark and Gozo were then split into five groups, where they discussed issues such as family structure, tourism and its effects, social media and pollutions and its effects.
Photos: Mr Marcel Xuereb, presenting Dr Sussanne Jørgensen with the book series Maltese for Foreigners: and Dr Sussanne Jørgensen, presenting Mr Marcel Xuereb and Mr Charles Daniel Saliba with her book, Spoken English: Communication Strategies.