Tag Archives: PLL

Building firm foundations for strong buildings #ALLMFLSW16

On Saturday 27th February, I delivered a workshop at the #ALLMFLSW16 conference in Bristol. I’d been asked by Marie-France Perkins if I could talk about primary languages in the context of the new curriculum which is planned as a continuum from KS2 through KS3 and onto Ks4 and hopefully KS5. I called my session Building […]

Key Stage 2 Modern Foreign Languages Consultation

Hurrah! In the last week, the following press release has been issued.  It looks like Primary language learning is going to be made statutory. At least that’s the ‘intention’. On 6 July 2012 the Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education, launched a public consultation on the Government’s proposal to make languages […]

Los oficios – Jobs activities

I had a bit of time today as my youngest was ill so decided to make some simple resources to go with my previous post about Nubeluz and their song Quiero ser… I used Tools for educators, a great online worksheet/puzzle/resource maker about which I have previously written. So, here you have – vocabulary sheet […]

Modern Foreign Languages – Now you’re talking (TES 4/11/11)

Following on from a mentions here and here and a short review, I had my first article published in The TES today! So exciting! Here’s the link to the article as it appeared. The original text is below – doesn’t look like it was edited much, a fact about which I am very chuffed! I […]

AQA – Creative and motivational language learning in the primary classroom. Part 2

On Tuesday I was in sunny (yes, it was sunny!) Manchester, delivering my AQA course. Apart from the problems with the internet, I believe a good day was had by all – lunch was once more a highlight! Rather than repeat all the links, can I refer you to my last post where you will […]

Literacy and PLL in tandem – resources for free!

It seems that some people are just incapable of getting *completely* into holiday mode and just can’t stop themselves from working! Jo Rhys Jones is one of these mad people and over the last week or so she’s been populating her wonderful Talkabout Primary MFL NING with resources that she’s developed for a project to […]

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 […]

Inspiration for Motivation – Top Tips for PLL

Here is the Slidecast of my second presentation from Brighton. Apologies for the audio cutting out before the end – no idea what happened there!  Perhaps the iRiver overheated! Apologies to @wizenedcrone for forgetting her real name – it’s Fiona Joyce!!! And the German site I mentioned was called GenkiGerman. Top tips for the Primary […]

Inspiration for Motivation – You and Youtube

Two weeks after the event I’ve finally got around to editing and synching the audio of my presentations from the Linguascope Conference in Brighton. Here’s the first one – You and Youtube about the use of Youtube and other online video / slideshow sites in the language classroom. You and youtube View more webinars from […]

Things that make my pupils smile #MFLSAT

I normally make Slideshares of my presentations and add the audio for Slidecasts. However, the lovely @eyebeams was UStreaming the MFL Show and Tell from Nottingham today so I’m able to embed the video of my presentation! Hope you find it useful.  Although my pupils are primary aged and some of the ideas are very […]