Category Archives: secondary languages

¡Mi familia es de otro mundo!

A couple of years ago I was asked to help produce some lesson plans for around celebrating and exploring diversity and enabling everyone to be themselves without fear of discrimination.*  As part of this I did some research into books in Spanish that would be suitable for this purpose. One of the plans I wrote was […]

Babcock 4S Modern Languages Conference – Lisibo Talks 2

On Wednesday 22nd June I’ll be in Surrey speaking at a Modern Languages conference organised by Babcock4S. As you can see from the flyer above, the conference is entitled The Future of Language Learning and features keynotes by Janet Lloyd and Joe Dale that ‘book end’ three seminar slots. If you check out the conference […]

Talleres de español – Lisibo Talks 1

Lisibo will be very busy over the next two weeks with three talks in the space of 8 days. Bit like buses 😉 Following on from Language World and the success of the Show and Tell, Jesús from the Consejería de Educación asked if I could facilitate one at the annual Talleres de Español. Unfortunately […]

Practical Pedagogies Conference 2015

I always get excited when people invite me to speak at conferences but I was very excited when Russel Tarr (created Classtools.net and was famously attacked by Gove for using Mr Men to help teach History resulting in a mass Mr Men Twitter avatar protest in solidarity!) asked me if I’d like to speak at a conference he was planning in Toulouse. A […]

#ililc5 Show and Tell – El que busca encuentra

My idea to share at the Show and Tell was based on a post I wrote in August – El que busca encuentra The picture I shared is on that post (in two parts) and below I’ve uploaded it as one image. I’ve also shared another couple that don’t have questions. Grandes genios de la […]

How might I use Yo quiero ser – Nubeluz

Thanks to Pat Sweeney on the Yahoo MFL Resources group for pointing out this group. If you like Hi5, and you love a bit of 90s “cheese”, you’ll love Nubeluz. As Pat writes – “Many of Nubeluz’s songs seem to be innocent good fun and definitely have catchy tunes that make you want to dance […]

CfBT Education Trust to provide curriculum support for languages

Below is a press release from CILT / CfBT – interesting stuff! CfBT Education Trust to provide curriculum support for languages International education charity CfBT Education Trust has been selected as the preferred provider of curriculum support for languages in primary and secondary schools in England. The contract from the Department of Education (DfE) runs until March 2013. […]

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 […]

Lingua@Hillcrest

I did a day of ICT in PLL training today at Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre. More of that in another post.. However, at lunchtime, we were able to visit Lingua, the language centre at Hillcrest. Similar to the Europa Centre, Lingua offers schools the opportunity to visit their shopping street which transports itself […]