Category Archives: funny

Favourite books for PLL – Animals Speak / Muu. Bee. ¡Así fue! / Le Réveil de la ferme

*This is one of a series of posts about some of my favourite story books for Primary Language Learning* When my boys were little, one of their favourite books was Moo Baa La la la; in fact, I can still quote it verbatim as I read it so many times! So I was pleased to […]

Peux-tu marcher comme un canard? #ililc

At the MFL Show and Tell on Saturday night, I shared this song from the UpToTen website. It’s a very simple song that can easily be adapted to include any animal – or noun in fact! – and any verb. For example – Peux-tu marcher comme un éléphant? Peux-tu sauter comme un robot? Peux-tu manger […]

Isaac learns German

I take my job as a parent very seriously and when I heard that Isaac would be learning German, I decided to prepare him adequately. Firstly, we looked at the importance of language learning. Then we looked at some numbers. Tonight we’ll be working on some instructions. When I said i take my job as […]

Reflex your verby – as good as Conjugations Back?

I was speaking in Brighton about the wonders of Youtube several weeks ago, and showed one of my favourite videos – Conjugations Back. if you haven’t seen it, you’ve missed a treat! Check it out NOW! Then there was Cry me a verb Some great dancing in this one! Well, today I think I found […]

Yo ? Pocoyo

Given my love of Pocoyo and the imminent festivities, I just had to share this clip with you. [youtube]

Learn Spanish hand gestures.

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Spanish Hand Gestures, originally uploaded by KatsAsleep. Just picked up the following from Twitter via @josepicardo who was alerted to it by @luciax. Published by The Guardian in its Language Resources – Spanish area, […]

There’s only one….

I’m a great one for writing songs and little ditties to help children (and those slightly older!) learn languages. We’ve had Diez animales to the tune of Ten green bottles, Hace sol y hace calor to Half a pound of Tuppeny Rice and ¿Quieres un helado? to a random (very annoying!) tune I composed myself. […]

Mike is back!

For those of you who read my post a while back about the One Semester of Spanish Love song, you’ll be pleased to know that Mike hasn’t given up on wooing his ‘chica’. Now, with another semester (term) of Spanish behind him, and with a little help from a friend, he’s back with the Second […]