A network for all who teach languages to children
For those of you who haven't come across Stuart Gorse's gorgeous animations on you tube, here is the latest edition:
I think the girl in the red dress and the flower in her hair is the coolest!
If you can't access YouTube in school you can always copy the url at the top of the page of the video you want, and paste it into zamzar, click on convert to mpg and enter your email - you will be sent a link to…Continue
If we accept that a Language is a way of representing concepts with words, then Mathematics is just a language that uses symbols, moreover it’s a language that the average primary classroom practitioner is already teaching. That’s why the Numeracy tools freely available in schools – number fans, number squares, bead sticks and grids - are so fantastically useful to exploit in MFL teaching: learn a language and reinforce an understanding of number at the same…Continue
Here is a slideshare of a powerpoint book written by some yr 5 and 6 students at my school.Continue
Why do people bother using ICT when teaching? Is technology actually any better than pen and paper for getting the job done? Isn’t messing about with computers just adding to my workload? - Not the sort of questions anyone was likely to hear at Ewan McIntosh's TeachMeet at…Continue
Inspired by ‘A New Literacy’ - CILT session lead by Kati Szeless & Joe Brown - I’ve been exploring the idea of incorporating techniques familiar to KS1 teachers into teaching French. I was lucky enough to have had the sounds or ‘phonemes’ taught explicitly when I learnt French in school, but many colleagues tell me that they were left pretty much to work them out for themselves, or even wait until University before getting any introduction to ‘la phonétique’. Yet becoming…Continue
Sorry guys about the lack of contact recently...I have been really busy, just not with MFL!
I am still co-ordinating MFL (just not as much as I would have hoped). Our school has become an ISP school, therefore, MFL has lost any kind of priority and I am just keeping it warm at the moment.
The probably state of MFL in September will be: no more Spanish, rather we will be teaching French and German (as this fits in with our local high school).
Just wanted to let you all…Continue