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¡Chocolate!

Chocolate by John Loo As if we’re not fed up enough of it by now, I thought I’d share a few simple activities on the theme of chocolate! Here’s a video of a song called Uno, dos, tres, chocolate   It’s a variation on my favourite rhyme – Uno dos tres CHO Uno dos tres […]

Día de Muertos

“Watch this beautifully animated, and heart felt, short film about a little girl who visits the land of the dead, where she learns the true meaning of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (sic).” Student Academy Award Gold Medal winner, 2013!! You can download the colour by numbers ‘calavera’  below (completed version on right) from […]

Christmas around the world

A bonus post today as I’ve just had this great infographic brought to my attention by @HodderMFL and @jacksfeed I like how the names of the present deliverer from around the world are written on the map as well as information about certain countries. Click on the map and you can zoom in!

‘Cool’ en español

Zachary Jones’ site Zambombazo is a great source of inspiration for all things Hispanic. And I love it because it proves time and again that there is always something to learn about a language you thought you knew quite well. I’m often challenged by pupils when I can’t recall the word for ‘meerkat’ or ‘spark […]

Challenging perceptions and stereotypes

One of the aspects of our Comenius Regio project that I have particularly enjoyed and that has given me great pleasure is the change in perceptions about being ‘foreign’ and by extension different. Although pupils at WCPS are bright, and have had some contact with children in Spain previously, many still thought that every town […]

Happy Swiss National Day!

August 1st is Swiss National Day and across Switzerland people are celebrating with parades, parties and fireworks. A couple of years ago, we arrived in Interlaken just as the parades began meaning we were stuck at the station for a couple of hours (we weren’t that bothered!) (see Animoto above!) And 19 years ago I […]

What colours mean in different cultures?

Interesting how different colours mean different things according to culture. For example, no 16 – death – is represented by black in Western / American, Native American and Japanese or white in Hinduism and Chinese but silver in Muslim culture and green in South America. Would make quite a fun activity finding similarities and differences. […]

#LanguageWorld2011 – Languages and 2012 Olympics

*Part of a series of posts trying to summarise some of the sessions at Language World this year* The opening of Language World saw a presentation by Anna Turney and Nick Fuller. Anna Turney, Paralympic Snowboarder Anna loved snowboarding and wanted to get good enough to compete. She moved to France after her degree, and […]

coloradolibraries en Youtube 2

The second video I’d like to share – A story about a girl called Maria finding some lines on the ground at the base of a mountain in Peru opens up the possibility of looking at the history of a Spanish speaking country, the culture and heritage, and the art of that area. Here’s some […]