Category Archives: french

Favourite books for PLL – De quelle couleur est ta culotte?

*This is one of a series of posts about some of my favourite story books for Primary Language Learning*   When I first started teaching Primary languages, I went on a course run by LFEE in Salignac for French teachers (thoroughly recommend it – I worked hard but had the time of my life and […]

Favourite books for Primary Language Learning

As I am virtually housebound (that’s ‘nearly completely’ not  ‘housebound in a virtual world’!) I’m looking for things to occupy my time so decided embark on a blog series. I then concluded that I could kill two birds with one stone by cataloguing my books (especially as I’m being reunited with many of them out […]

Calling all young language learners!

  If you teach children aged between 6 and 11, why not encourage them to enter the bSmall Little Linguist competition. As the bSmall website explains; We would like you to write and illustrate a short story in a foreign language on any subject you like. We will pick two winners from the entries and […]

LinguaMedia app – updated

Linguamedia is an app that allows you to watch foreign TV stations online. Originally launched earlier this year with French channels,  Linguascope announced today that their Linguamedia app has been updated so you can now watch German, Spanish, Italian and English channels as well as French ones. They’ve also improved video playback, and updated it […]

I can read… eBooks

I was reflecting today how much things have changed since I began teaching – we still used a banda machine (ah, the smell of that fluid!), Spain had the peseta, computers were huge and static, and the www was in its infancy.  Even in the last few years things have changed significantly with the arrival […]

Calliope, Queen of the Zebras

Just found this lovely story app via my Google Reader. Called Calliope, Queen of the Zebras, it’s a very simple story that you can read or have read to you. And it is written in English, Spanish and French – you change language by clicking on the cowboy hat, beret and sombrero so you can […]

Passeport pour la Francophonie – Education Scotland

I was really interested to read the following press release this week  – Education Scotland publishes new online resource for modern languages called ‘Passeport pour la Francophonie’ at the Scottish Learning Festival on 19 September 2012. Passeport pour la Francophonie will support primary teachers to provide stimulating and exciting learning experiences at second level, developing skills for reading, writing, […]

MFL Murder mystery in the Midlands!

I’ve just received an email about an exciting new venture from Lingua@Hillcrest.  Based at Hillcrest School and Sixth Form centre in Birmingham, Lingua@Hillcrest is already known for its virtual visits to France, Spain and Germany including passport control, currency exchange, shopping and refreshment experience as well as language games. Now they are offering … Murder […]

Linguatrivia Spanish

  Having been playing with Linguatrivia French ever since ILILC2 in February, I was pleased to see that a Spanish version has been released! As with the French version, it features hundreds of questions at 3 levels with the difficulty and number of questions increasing with the level.             As […]

Fasten your bug-belts!

Fasten your bug-belts for some exciting news! Starting on Monday 12th every weekday on CBeebies at 09.35 and repeated at 13.35 is….. You may have already discovered Lingo and his multi-lingual bug friends on the CBeebies website – I know that he has been a hit with more than one family that I know! Lingo […]