Category Archives: songs

There’s more to PLL than ‘that donkey’ – #SWLPLC

I had the privilege on 28th March to speak at the South West London Primary Languages Conference #SWLPLC. My talk was entitled There’s more to PLL than ‘that donkey’ (Tip Top Tips for Primary Language Learning) and took inspiration from my son who when asked what he’d done in French usually replied “oh, we did […]

Stafford Primary Languages Conference – Tip Top Language Learning

As promised, my presentation from Stafford last week! A quick whip through some of my favourite activities with a view to inspire and also keep everyone awake after lunch 😉 Links – Rachel Hawkes’ phonics Music for Los vocales D.I.S.C.O. Rhabarberbarbara Jo Rhy Jones phonic activities  Oso Pardo pdf Boowa et Kwala – Peut tu […]

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 […]

¡Chocolate!

Chocolate by John Loo As if we’re not fed up enough of it by now, I thought I’d share a few simple activities on the theme of chocolate! Here’s a video of a song called Uno, dos, tres, chocolate   It’s a variation on my favourite rhyme – Uno dos tres CHO Uno dos tres […]

Baila “La Vaca Lola”

A request on Twitter for catchy song led to someone volunteering one my favourites so, for the benefit of @taykllor here is … La vaca Lola   The actions are illustrated below and here are the written instructions – hopefully between the two, all will be clear! La vaca Lola, la vaca Lola  – mime […]

Kickstart Lalalingo

I’ve blogged about César previously and linked to his Soundcloud – previously Cesar a Chinchila and now renamed Lalalingo. César emailed me recently to say that he was trying to ‘kickstart’ a new project with his songs that involves animating the songs and making a DVD, and I’m doing my bit to spread the word. If […]

El Pollito Pio

My song for the ILILC3 Show and Tell is…. El pollito pio! If you want the actions, here’s a cute kid doing them! And here’s a version with the lyrics – a stronger South American accent though!   Also available in Italian Dutch German Catalan  Portuguese French Greek Cyprus version Romanian Lyrics : Pulcino Pio […]

Soy una taza

I was having a mooch on Youtube and came across this song, and it reminded me of @valleseco and #ililc1 Here’s the Grupo Encanto version with the fun actions and below that is the version with pictures to illustrate the lyrics! And finally some kids singing and dancing – cuter and less cheesy than Grupo […]

Los Pimpollos

Another nod to Neil Jones today for introducing me to the lovely Pimpollos, Peru’s answer to the Hoobs. Cheery, friendly and with ‘karaoke subtitles’, I think a very useful series. On his blog, Neil has posted materials for using their song Las verduras. Great stuff! There are many more videos by Los Pimpollos and here […]