Tag Archives: french

Why the English are being left behind in the world of business

Today’s post is a guest post from my lovely husband, Ian. In my work as a Blue Badge tourist guide, I have the opportunity to meet people from all around the world, from all walks of life.  The job also … Continue reading

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Getting Children Speaking in the MFL Classroom

How do you get your class speaking more of a language? I came across these great books recently which are packed with interesting ideas. There is a KS2 and a KS3 version of the book, but the blurb on them … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Self-employed Teacher

Recently I signed up to a blogging challenge and one of the suggestions was to write a blog post about a typical day. That sounds all well and good…..except that I don’t have a typical working day! Often I have … Continue reading

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How do they celebrate Christmas in France?

This is a guest post from Caroline Skudder who works as an English teacher at the Université Stendhal-Grenoble. Christmas is a special and magical time of the year. Both adults and children look forward to it for different reasons: children … Continue reading

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What Will I Do Next?

The last few weeks have been language-filled. Over the summer holidays I taught, alongside a colleague, on a subject knowledge enhancement course at Newman University. The aim was to take people from long-forgotten GCSE French up to AS/A’ level standard … Continue reading

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Le Mur Parlant

Originally posted on keldarichards:
Le Mur Parlant  Or How to Create Augmented Reality Talking Displays I recently discovered Aurasma, a great free app that allows you to create augmented reality (AR). Result?  My year 7s think I can perform magic…

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The Language Show Live 2012 – What I learnt from Dr Rachel Hawkes

Rachel Hawkes had some great ideas for motivating pupils to practise their language skills outside of the classroom. My favourite was the Spanglovision contest which her school does in Year 7. Each class has a different song, and in an … Continue reading

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Getting to Know a New Class

Getting to know a new class is always hard with all those names to learn, but usually a class teacher has time on their side. Time to carry out various “getting-to-know-you” activities with a class they will be seeing every … Continue reading

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Languages at 5 – what’s all the fuss about?

The government suggest that children should start learning languages at the age of five, and suddenly in true British fashion we are throwing up our hands in horror. We are criticising the government for suggesting such a ridiculous idea. We … Continue reading

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Why I love being self-employed (Part 2)

How many people get to pick and choose the parts of the job they enjoy and not have to do the rest? Not many, but I’m one of the lucky ones. This year I have spent a big proportion of … Continue reading

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