Category Archives: intercultural understanding

British Council Ambassadors Conference 2015

British Council Ambassadors from across the UK assembled in Manchester this weekend to meet one another and find out more about British Council projects, strategies and plans. Starting on Friday lunchtime and finishing today at midday, the conference was ‘all go’ with early starts (first session at 8.30am on a Saturday?) and a timetable that was […]

El que busca encuentra

Following on from yesterday’s post, I forgot to say that there is a Facebook page for Muy Interesante Junior that has little snippets from the magazine as well as previews of upcoming editions. …and you can follow @MuyInteresante on Twitter for interesting facts in Spanish in 140 characters or less. A regular feature of Muy […]

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, […]