Tag Archives: french

LinguaMedia app – updated

Linguamedia is an app that allows you to watch foreign TV stations online. Originally launched earlier this year with French channels,  Linguascope announced today that their Linguamedia app has been updated so you can now watch German, Spanish, Italian and English channels as well as French ones. They’ve also improved video playback, and updated it […]

I can read… eBooks

I was reflecting today how much things have changed since I began teaching – we still used a banda machine (ah, the smell of that fluid!), Spain had the peseta, computers were huge and static, and the www was in its infancy.  Even in the last few years things have changed significantly with the arrival […]

Calliope, Queen of the Zebras

Just found this lovely story app via my Google Reader. Called Calliope, Queen of the Zebras, it’s a very simple story that you can read or have read to you. And it is written in English, Spanish and French – you change language by clicking on the cowboy hat, beret and sombrero so you can […]

Passeport pour la Francophonie – Education Scotland

I was really interested to read the following press release this week  – Education Scotland publishes new online resource for modern languages called ‘Passeport pour la Francophonie’ at the Scottish Learning Festival on 19 September 2012. Passeport pour la Francophonie will support primary teachers to provide stimulating and exciting learning experiences at second level, developing skills for reading, writing, […]

MFL Murder mystery in the Midlands!

I’ve just received an email about an exciting new venture from Lingua@Hillcrest.  Based at Hillcrest School and Sixth Form centre in Birmingham, Lingua@Hillcrest is already known for its virtual visits to France, Spain and Germany including passport control, currency exchange, shopping and refreshment experience as well as language games. Now they are offering … Murder […]

Linguatrivia Spanish

  Having been playing with Linguatrivia French ever since ILILC2 in February, I was pleased to see that a Spanish version has been released! As with the French version, it features hundreds of questions at 3 levels with the difficulty and number of questions increasing with the level.             As […]

Peux-tu marcher comme un canard? #ililc

At the MFL Show and Tell on Saturday night, I shared this song from the UpToTen website. It’s a very simple song that can easily be adapted to include any animal – or noun in fact! – and any verb. For example – Peux-tu marcher comme un éléphant? Peux-tu sauter comme un robot? Peux-tu manger […]

Games and activities for Primary Foreign languages.

Via my Google Reader, I was led to the following book published on Scribd. Over 300 pages of games and activities for use in the PLL classroom.  What’s more, there are all mapped to the KS2 Framework objectives and helpfully split into sections for specific vocabulary areas, counting, literacy and language learning.  Plus there are […]

Lesson starters – KS2 French from TeachersTV

TeachersTV is, I think, an increasing useful source of clips and materials, not just for CPD but also for classroom use. Here they present some lovely lessons starters set in Martinique, set around preparations for carnival, the school and the local area.  Not only good for the language – for example, Une chasse au tresor […]