Tag Archives: Spanish

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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Apokries, Carnaval and Shrove Tuesday

While teaching a Spanish lesson on the months of the year a few months back, I pinned up a picture of a witch for “octubre”. One of the boys put his hand up and said that he found that confusing … Continue reading

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Why do they have upside down question marks in Spanish?

Why do they have upside down question marks in Spanish? Unlike English, Spanish doesn’t have a question form for many types of question. For example, in English I would say “You have a pencil.” If I wanted to ask whether … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

 

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Tuesday November 13th

If you live in Spain or Greece you’re probably being extra careful today.  Tuesday 13th – that unlucky day when things are bound to go wrong… Tuesday? Not Friday? No. Although for UK, USA and most other countries in the … 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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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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