Tag Archives: speaking

Veo Veo (A. Rubio y O. Villán)

Another purchase on my travels to Bilbao was this book entitled Veo Veo. It’s a really simple board book about two ‘lunas’ or moons that go for a walk to the park and play I spy. I liked it for the simplicity of the languages, for the repetition and also for the simplicity of the images. So […]

#PracPed15 – Using technology to enhance Primary Language Learning

My session at the wonderful Practical Pedagogies conference centred around the use of technology to enhance Primary Language Learning. Key points I made included: technology is not  just for the pupils but also for the teacher; it is just one tool we have to use; it is not always the best tool for the job. I […]

#ililc5 Show and Tell – El que busca encuentra

My idea to share at the Show and Tell was based on a post I wrote in August – El que busca encuentra The picture I shared is on that post (in two parts) and below I’ve uploaded it as one image. I’ve also shared another couple that don’t have questions. Grandes genios de la […]

Señor Brócoli

I love visiting IKEA and wondering around the children’s department as my attention is invariably grabbed by something I think I can use. It’s not often that a  specific lesson is ‘born’ as I browse, however. Meet Señor Brócoli. Our eyes met and I was inspired! I saw his pockets and thought of using him like a food triangle , […]

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 […]

Tools for educators – Board game maker

Whilst reviewing resources on The TES resources website, I came across some that referenced Tools for Educators – Board Game maker  so I thought I’d investigate. As is often the case, this site is not a language specific but it allows you to input your own language elements.   Whilst reviewing resources onThe TES resources website, I came […]

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

Today I delivered a day of training entitled ‘Creative and motivational language learning in the primary classroom’ for AQA. What a lovely hotel and wonderful people! The materials were prepared well in advance, and things change from day to day let alone from month to month, and I am prone to spontaneity and tangents.  Therefore […]