Category Archives: intercultural understanding

Christmas around the world

A bonus post today as I’ve just had this great infographic brought to my attention by @HodderMFL and @jacksfeed I like how the names of the present deliverer from around the world are written on the map as well as information about certain countries. Click on the map and you can zoom in!

World Hello Day

Thank you to June da Silva for pointing this out via primarylanguages@mailtalk.ac.uk. November 21st is World Hello Day on which people are encouraged to greet 10 people to demonstrate the importance of personal communication in maintaining peace.   World Hello Day was begun in response to the conflict between Egypt and Israel in the Fall […]

‘Cool’ en español

Zachary Jones’ site Zambombazo is a great source of inspiration for all things Hispanic. And I love it because it proves time and again that there is always something to learn about a language you thought you knew quite well. I’m often challenged by pupils when I can’t recall the word for ‘meerkat’ or ‘spark […]

What can eTwinning do for you? #ililc

Travel around the world by Harpagornis on Flickr Here’s the presentation and notes from my second session at #ililc – What can eTwinning do for you? Again, sound will follow as soon as possible! What can etwinning do for you? notes What can eTwinning do for you? # ililc View more presentations from Lisa Stevens.

‘TeachMeet styley thingy’ #etwpdw

Yesterday, as the European eTwinning Ambassadors PDW at National college of School Leadership in Nottingham drew to a close, I took part in what Drew Buddie aka @digitalmaverick entitled ‘a Teachmeet style-y thingy’. Drew introduced the idea of an ‘unconference’ explaining both TedX and Teachmeet before opening the floor to others to share their 7 […]

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 […]

News Time Spanish

Today sees the beginning of another wonderful offering from Radio Lingua Network as episode 1 of NewsTime Spanish is launched. Made by a highly talented trio – Mark ‘Mr RadioLingua’ Pentleton, José ‘just say Edmodo and I melt’ Picardo and Chris ‘where’s it to?’ Fuller, this weekly podcast keeps you up to date with news […]

Raising global awareness in a second language.

The first session I attended was Helen L. Walker presenting Raising global awareness in a second language and speaking from her experience as an early years teacher in the immersion programme in Canada.Helen asserted that we still tend to live within our own cultural bubble despite the immediacy of internet etc, and that global awareness, […]

CLIL – Content and Language Integrated Learning

CLIL is – Content and Language Integrated Learning and basically involves teaching cross-curricularly, delivering other subjects through the language. Do Coyle is the driving force behind this. The ideal is that the subject specialist delivers the lessons in the language, but it’s more likely that the MFL specialist will deliver eg history, or possibly the […]

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, […]