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¡Ponchos!

Thanks to Vicky Cooke for sharing this lovely image this morning and the luxury of a train journey to London and back on which it write this post! Whilst Intercultural Understanding (ICU) is no longer an explicit section of the Languages Programme of Study, it opens with the following words: Learning a foreign language is a […]

Non-fiction texts – Arts

Following on from my last post about a couple of non-fiction books I bought in Bilbao, I’ve decided to share some other non-fiction texts that I’ve collected over time. In fact, I’ve concluded that I need to do it in several posts as there are quite a few, so here is part one which includes […]

Rompecabezas y naipes.

On my trips to Spain I’m always in search of a bargain! I’ve recently not had much luck finding ‘Poundland’ type shops, nor the equivalent of a Swiss brocki but this time I came across a 1 euro shop down one of the Siete Calles in Bilbao. Disappointingly there were no books, and unfortunately I […]

#pracped16 – Sketchnotes

I’ve just got back from the Practical Pedagogies conference at the International School of Toulouse. Organised by Russel Tarr, the two day conference brought together educators from around the globe. Here’s the rationale behind the conference which explains why I travelled to Toulouse at my own expense to speak (I wasn’t paid to it): “Educational conferences […]

Guernica – Speaking to mankind

I’ve been asked to share the following project to ensure that as many people as possible hear about it and have the opportunity to participate. I wish I was a teenager again as I think I’d have jumped at the chance!   GUERNICA: SPEAKING TO MANKIND “Guernica is to painting what Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is […]

My #sketchnotes from the eTwinning National Conference 2016

Walking the walk as well as talking the talk, I’ve tidied up my sketch notes from Nottingham and the National eTwinning Conference, added references that I needed to look up and completed quotations that I’d not managed to finish. They’re presented below in chronological order. I hope that they give you a taste of the weekend’s sessions […]

Christmas in Spain

Loving this short summary of key events over the Christmas/New Year season in Spain! Christmas in Spain in 30 seconds Xmas in Spain12 grapes, coal and red underwear? Watch this video to understand Christmas in Spain in 30 seconds! 😉 #XmasInSpain ⛄ Posted by Spain.info on Thursday, 17 December 2015 Some other related posts: El […]

Top ten tips for Primary Language Learning

If you’ve read the July edition of UKEDmagazine you may have read my article entitled Top ten tips for Primary Language Learning. If you haven’t, you can read the unedited version below or the official version at this link Top ten tips for Primary Language Learning A wide variety of people teach languages in Primary […]

We’re on our way – Staffordshire Primary Languages conference: 26th June 2015

On Friday 26th June I attended the Entrust Primary Languages Conference in Stafford, organised and led by Lorna Harvey. Entitled ‘We’re on our way’, the day began with an excellent keynote from Clare Seccombe aka @valleseco and genius behind LightBulbLanguages. Sharing a title with the conference, Clare shared her ideas on the journeys involved in primary […]

Mi calendario 2015

Having a number of pupils who don’t celebrate Christmas, and to alleviate ‘Christmas saturation’ I tried to come up with a different activity for the last week of term for my pupils. Most of WPS have spent the last half term looking at days months and numbers so a calendar sprang to mind. And I recalled […]