Category Archives: cultural awareness

Semana Santa en Sevilla – Tio Spanish

I found this video via Pinterest – a short video that explains Semana Santa in Sevilla using animation and real footage. You can switch on the subtitles to have the English appear across the bottom  although the two finger puppets explain well with key words appearing behind them. I also like these images (and more) […]

Barça, Barça, Baaarça! – #ILILC2

Materials and presentation from my second session at #ILILC2 – Barça, Barça, Baaarça! Barca – presentation Barca handout – links to things mentioned in the above presentation and more! comenius_spotlight_birmingham – information sheet from British Council on the project

Jigsaw Planet

Thanks to Jen Turner for telling me about this fun site on which you can make a jigsaw puzzle of any image, specifiying the number and shape of pieces as well as difficulty. To demonstrate, I’ve made a couple that could be used for Spanish cultural awareness. 20 Roscón de Reyes 30 Sardana

#LanguageWorld2011 – MiniOlympic packs for Primary languages

Languages MiniOlympics packs – Bringing together the two threads of KS2 teaching and languages and the International Dimension   –   presented by Michaela Howard and Jo Darley Jo and Michaela – having marvellously overcome technical issues- presented their ideas for how to use the Olympics as the inspiration for language learning activities that  are clearly linked to the […]

coloradolibraries en Youtube 2

The second video I’d like to share – A story about a girl called Maria finding some lines on the ground at the base of a mountain in Peru opens up the possibility of looking at the history of a Spanish speaking country, the culture and heritage, and the art of that area. Here’s some […]

AQA – Creative and motivational language learning in the primary classroom. Part 2

On Tuesday I was in sunny (yes, it was sunny!) Manchester, delivering my AQA course. Apart from the problems with the internet, I believe a good day was had by all – lunch was once more a highlight! Rather than repeat all the links, can I refer you to my last post where you will […]

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 […]

News Time Spanish

Today sees the beginning of another wonderful offering from Radio Lingua Network as episode 1 of NewsTime Spanish is launched. Made by a highly talented trio – Mark ‘Mr RadioLingua’ Pentleton, José ‘just say Edmodo and I melt’ Picardo and Chris ‘where’s it to?’ Fuller, this weekly podcast keeps you up to date with news […]

El Ogro y la Bruja

A beautiful story for the end of October – made me go ‘ah!’ Here are the words in case you want them! Ella era una bruja fatal su hermosura y su soledad caminaba en la niebla sin ver que un ogro muy triste la seguía Este amigo tarareaba una canción y la bruja ocultaba su […]

Omniglot

I came across Omniglot the other day and bookmarked it in my del.icio.us account for further investigation.Omniglot is ‘a guide to the languages, alphabets, syllabaries and other writing systems of the world’. You can find out information about a myraid of languages including ones I’ve never heard of! It’s fascinating to look at all the […]