Category Archives: free resources

#PracPed15 – Using technology to enhance Primary Language Learning

My session at the wonderful Practical Pedagogies conference centred around the use of technology to enhance Primary Language Learning. Key points I made included: technology is not  just for the pupils but also for the teacher; it is just one tool we have to use; it is not always the best tool for the job. I […]

Los egipcios

Reading Los mellizos del tiempo got me thinking about integrating language learning in the Primary curriculum. As I mentioned in my previous post, it links so well with the ‘topic’ of Egyptians, or under the ‘learning journey’ of Treasure taken in Year 4 at WCPS. So I had a bit of a look around and came up with […]

Tools for educators – Board game maker

Whilst reviewing resources on The TES resources website, I came across some that referenced Tools for Educators – Board Game maker  so I thought I’d investigate. As is often the case, this site is not a language specific but it allows you to input your own language elements.   Whilst reviewing resources onThe TES resources website, I came […]

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 […]

Inspiration for Motivation – You and Youtube

Two weeks after the event I’ve finally got around to editing and synching the audio of my presentations from the Linguascope Conference in Brighton. Here’s the first one – You and Youtube about the use of Youtube and other online video / slideshow sites in the language classroom. You and youtube View more webinars from […]

Chillola.com

I came across this wonderful website today, linked from Teaching Ideas site. Chillola.com is a multilingual site, offering simple resources in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. There are attractive vocabulary presentations accompanied by audio on subjects like colours, numbers, months, fruit and vegetables and body parts.  There are also very simple printable activities and […]

Mrs Jones room

Whilst writing an article on storytelling for a future publication, I found a song I’d downloaded to which I wanted to refer. As often happens, I couldn’t recall whether I’d been sent it by a friend, downloaded it from a fora or found it online. After a bit of searching – which took me once […]

GrowStoryGrow

I’m very excited to pass on the news from Val Thornber of Little Tales of the Unexpected and Beelingua fame. Her message reads – I am delighted to inform you that a unique collection of GrowstoryGrow’s wonderful stories has just been published by Beelingua Products Ltd (makers of Little Tails of the Unexpected). The stories […]

Absorbing Language Learning – Language World 2009

I was lucky enough to be asked to present this year at Language World, the annual conference of the Association for Language Learning (ALL), which took place at University of Leicester on 3rd and 4th April. My presentation was entitled Absorbing Language Learning and offered ideas to engage enthuse and stimulate language learners, particularly focusing […]