Category Archives: art

Teaching Modern Languages through Art – CPD opportunity

A brilliant opportunity has come to my attention via the LiPS group on Facebook. If you’re interested in art and/or languages and you live in or near Coventry, or can get there on 28th September by 4pm, I’d say register. And as the blurb says, it’s not just for language teachers – it;’s for any […]

Non-fiction texts – Arts

Following on from my last post about a couple of non-fiction books I bought in Bilbao, I’ve decided to share some other non-fiction texts that I’ve collected over time. In fact, I’ve concluded that I need to do it in several posts as there are quite a few, so here is part one which includes […]

Guernica – Speaking to mankind

I’ve been asked to share the following project to ensure that as many people as possible hear about it and have the opportunity to participate. I wish I was a teenager again as I think I’d have jumped at the chance!   GUERNICA: SPEAKING TO MANKIND “Guernica is to painting what Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is […]

Guernica

A beautiful, moving video of the Picasso painting Guernica, presented here in 3D. The music makes it all the more haunting. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_65LYLzvvI&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x3a3a3a&color2=0x999999&border=1]

Linking art and language learning.

I’ve mentioned before how I think that language learning should not be a stand alone but creatively integrated into the curriculum. Today I’ve been alerted to a couple of videos that I can see being used to do just that, using works of art as the stimulus for speaking activities. Helen Myers (of ALL President […]

Dali in Prague

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Dali in Prague, originally uploaded by George*50. Whilst searching for a picture for my previous post, i came across this one. As a fan of Dalís clocks and a soon to be fan(?) of […]

Reporting back from PLS #6 – ¡Mira Miró!

The last session I attended on Friday at PLS was a really tough choice – so many I wanted to attend but I chose ¡Mira Miró!, ‘a West Sussex KS2 cross-curricular Spanish / Art project, developed by María Roberts (MFL advisor) and Jane Sedgewick (Art advisor) to escape subject silos.’ Maria introduced the project, designed […]