Category Archives: vocabulary

Tell me a story! – my session at #PracPed18

My session at #PracPed18 was entitled Tell me a story! You can find the Slideshare below. In it, I shared some ideas about the use of stories and books in the languages classroom. Beginning by discussing why you would use stories, we moved on to choosing books, and then some ideas of how you could use […]

I came across this wonderful website today, linked from Teaching Ideas site. 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 […]

Dans ma trousse..

Another example of the wonder of animation from Oscar Stringer. This clearly shows how animation can be used in the primary classroom to present and rehearse vocabulary as well as make ‘pop videos’ Find out more on Oscar’s blog. And if you’re going to the Primary Languages Show in Liverpool next Friday, you can catch […]

Imagiers on Youtube

I subscribed to the channel belonging to Imagiers a while ago. Originally, I saw the traditional songs below – Today I saw that there was new series – Les comptines de Gros nez. This is a series of 63 French rhymes / songs ‘sung’ by a cartoon blue man with a big red nose. For […]

Recalling vocabulary!

Brilliant ideas on how to recall pets in French using ‘pegging technique’- un chien – a ‘she’ dog called Annun lapin – a rabbit on your lap in a panun hamster – a staring hamsterun perroquet – a parrot on your shoulder eating a pear saying OKun souris – Sue the mouse looking for her […]

¡Qué nieve!

Blogging from my desk, I can watch the cars sliding down the icerink that has replaced the road on which I live. That’s the problem with living on a steep hill – good for keeping fit but a pain when it snows as it fast turns to ice and makes it very hard to go […]