Tag Archives: french

Hello Languages! from bsmall

“As lovers of all things British AND foreign, especially languages, the team at bsmall publishing are leading a crusade to keep foreign language learning alive in the minds of our kids and parents at home.” Thus starts the press release from bsmall publishing, announcing their new series of books entitled Hello Languages.’ I’ve blogged about […]

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 […]

Summer books – I LOVE YOU.

I’ve bought a few books over the summer that I wanted to share in short posts as I prepare to go back to school next week. The first is called I LOVE YOU. It’s a simple story in English about Little Badger and his teacher, Ms Giraffe who teaches him her favourite words. “They sound […]

Using technology for collaboration #LW2018

  This year at Language World I was invited to present some ideas for using technology for collaboration in language learning. I teach primary so the focus was on that age group but there are many ideas and tools that are equally applicable for young and old! In spite of some technical hitches and running […]

Learn to count 1-10 in Spanish with Pacca Alpaca.

I’ve been working with Anamil Tech on Pacca Alpaca for a while now. The apps Pacca Alpaca and Pacca Alpaca Travel Playtime have proved very popular and are now available in English, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Welsh. Well, there is now a Youtube channel of free videos to accompany the app. You can subscribe […]

Pacca Alpaca

Introducing Pacca Alpaca, a language learning app for little people! http://youtu.be/QEds9SfUgIU I’ve been working with Anamil Tech on the Spanish dimension of this app and am pleased to say that it is now available in the iTunes and GooglePlay stores where it has already received a review!   It was lovely to work with Nicole again after the success of The […]

Sweet inspiration

Being stuck with my foot up is giving me plenty of time to read, think and play with my tech, and this morning a combination of the three inspired this post! I was pinning away on Pinterest when I came across this ‘Pin’ I followed the link and as I looked at the article, I started […]

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 MFL Conference

On Friday I was fortunate to attend the Stafford Primary MFL conference. I spoke twice, the after lunch keynote and then a workshop on cross curricular links, but really enjoyed listening to others and learning from their brilliant ideas. I like to share what I learn when I go to conferences. Sometimes I tweet madly […]

Favourite books for PLL – Animals Speak / Muu. Bee. ¡Así fue! / Le Réveil de la ferme

*This is one of a series of posts about some of my favourite story books for Primary Language Learning* When my boys were little, one of their favourite books was Moo Baa La la la; in fact, I can still quote it verbatim as I read it so many times! So I was pleased to […]