Tag Archives: french

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 […]

Favourite books for PLL – De quelle couleur est ta culotte?

*This is one of a series of posts about some of my favourite story books for Primary Language Learning*   When I first started teaching Primary languages, I went on a course run by LFEE in Salignac for French teachers (thoroughly recommend it – I worked hard but had the time of my life and […]

Favourite books for Primary Language Learning

As I am virtually housebound (that’s ‘nearly completely’ not  ‘housebound in a virtual world’!) I’m looking for things to occupy my time so decided embark on a blog series. I then concluded that I could kill two birds with one stone by cataloguing my books (especially as I’m being reunited with many of them out […]

Calling all young language learners!

  If you teach children aged between 6 and 11, why not encourage them to enter the bSmall Little Linguist competition. As the bSmall website explains; We would like you to write and illustrate a short story in a foreign language on any subject you like. We will pick two winners from the entries and […]

Let out for good behaviour – #ILILC3

My second presentation at ILILC3 was called Let out for good behaviour. The blurb said Let out for good behaviour? refers to leaving the classroom being (often) seen as a treat. There are many ways to ‘break free’ of the walls of your classroom, both physical and virtual, and this session will involve both. Participation is […]

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 […]