Category Archives: german

German books from my holidays

I’ve just come back from a lovely holiday in Bayern during which I tried hard to use my German – with some success including a heated discussion with a woman in Königssee about passports and plenty of food discussions. As usual I found myself drawn to bookshops (and dirndls but I resisted those!) and made […]

Learn to count 1-10 in Spanish with Pacca Alpaca.

I’ve been working with Anamil Tech on Pacca Alpaca for a while now. The apps Pacca Alpaca and Pacca Alpaca Travel Playtime have proved very popular and are now available in English, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Welsh. Well, there is now a Youtube channel of free videos to accompany the app. You can subscribe […]

Stafford Primary MFL Conference

On Friday I was fortunate to attend the Stafford Primary MFL conference. I spoke twice, the after lunch keynote and then a workshop on cross curricular links, but really enjoyed listening to others and learning from their brilliant ideas. I like to share what I learn when I go to conferences. Sometimes I tweet madly […]

Something old, something new #ililc4

My second session at #ililc4 was entitled Something old, something new and concerned the new 2014 curriculum. My presentation is below, and I’ll explain briefly what I said as I couldn’t attach the notes without making the Slideshare look ugly! And there are lots of links ideas and resources at bit.ly/oldlisibo (should have thought out that […]

Favourite books for PLL – Das ist ein Buch/Wo ist mein Hut?

*This is one of a series of posts about some of my favourite story books for Primary Language Learning* Moving to Switzerland added German books to my book case where previously there had only been French and Spanish. Not very many as books are exorbitantly priced  (I mostly borrowed them from the library) but some. […]

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 […]

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 […]