Category Archives: challenge

Non-fiction to engage reluctant learners.

Continuing my posts on non-fiction texts, here are some suggestions of texts that you might use to engage those hard to please learners who need something a bit different to capture their attention. Firstly, some DK Readers that I bought a long while ago on Amazon. They come in several levels as you can see below, ranging from […]

Inspiration for Motivation – Top Tips for PLL

Here is the Slidecast of my second presentation from Brighton. Apologies for the audio cutting out before the end – no idea what happened there!  Perhaps the iRiver overheated! Apologies to @wizenedcrone for forgetting her real name – it’s Fiona Joyce!!! And the German site I mentioned was called GenkiGerman. Top tips for the Primary […]

Com sobreviure un atac zombie.

Estigiu preparats! The notes accompanying the video say: “Hi, I was looking for something interesting at archive.org and I found your (lonebanana)short film ‘What to do in a zombie attack’. I have to say that I found it terrific, i was laughing out loud the first time i was watching it! I’m a high school […]

Teach yourself Catalan

As I said in an earlier post, I began learning Catalan at Sheffield University in the 90s as part of my degree in Hispanic Studies. Given the choice between Portuguese and Catalan, my decision was influenced by three things.Firstly, I thought it would useful if I wanted to go to Barcelona (which I did!)The second […]

Que la força ens acompanyi!

I couldn’t resist sharing this video with you. In my befuddled bunged up state, I thought it was a interesting take on Star Wars, made by those who want Catalan to be given more prominence and power, and feel aggrieved by its treatment by Spanish authorities.En una galàxia molt, però molt fatxa….

Estic constipada :o(

Avui, estic molt constipada. No puc respirar bé. Tampoc puc pensar – a l’anglès i encara menys a català. Per això, un conte bonic que m’agrada – i també coneixo molt bé :o) Les tres ossos i la Rinxols d’or [PS – In case you’re puzzled, I have a cold. As José Picardo kindly explained […]

Com va es repte?

With term starting on Wednesday, I must admit that I’ve not done as much as I would have liked towards recalling and improving my Catalan. I have tweeted Mark a few times – pobret! – and I joined a Facebook group – I WANNA LEARN CATALAN! and guess who had beat me to it? Si, […]

Seesmic i es català.

At the end of my last post, I said I might have a go at recording a 12seconds.tv clip of me speaking Catalan. I did try using 12seconds.tv – at school, it was blocked (not very surprised really!). Then I tried at home. Having been distracted by talking about my favourite concert ever for 12 […]