Category Archives: german

Newsmap.jp

Thanks to Liz Fotheringham last week for telling me about this wonderful site! As it explains here, Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. Google News automatically groups news tories with similar content and places them based on algorithmic results into clusters. In Newsmap, the […]

Schnappi das kleine Krokodil

Jude has just – finally!!- finished a topic on Ancient Egypt. Isaac received a postcard home from his German teacher, Herr Götschel, this week for getting full marks in three tests. So, in their honour and in celebration of their achievements, here’s one of their favourite tunes! And the lyrics in German – Ich bin […]

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 […]

Games and activities for Primary Foreign languages.

Via my Google Reader, I was led to the following book published on Scribd. Over 300 pages of games and activities for use in the PLL classroom.  What’s more, there are all mapped to the KS2 Framework objectives and helpfully split into sections for specific vocabulary areas, counting, literacy and language learning.  Plus there are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Language World 2010 – Claire Dodd

I made friends with Claire on Facebook just before Language World – what a great decision that was! She’s as mad and lively as me! Her session was on Embedding Languages in the Curriculum and gave plenty of ideas for doing just that! Highlights including dancing to www.genkigerman.com (just tried it out again with Isaac […]