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Finding the right MFL Resources for your class

September 25th, 2016|Tags: , |

Q. What resources are actually proven to work in schools? There is so much noise and choice around MFL resources, it is quite difficult to find resources that actually work (as opposed to those that are just heavily marketed). Many years ago I remember buying countless language resources to support my own kids' language learning, and actually being bitterly disappointed with them. My kids were never enthusiastic of the language programs and systems I purchased, and when I looked at them more closely (with my games designer hat on), I could see that they were poorly designed to [...]

Top Tip for Beginners – the First Words to Learn in a Second Language

September 18th, 2016|Tags: , , |

Learn these and your ability to express yourself quickly and easily will grow exponentially. That's why it's a great place for language beginners to start.

Homeschooling for Spanish and French – how parents can easily help their children learn a language

September 5th, 2016|

(and not be fluent) Homeschooling is a big undertaking. Parents aim to educate their children at home and aspire to provide an education at least as good, if not better, than the local school system. Apart from the monumental responsibility of being a parent and the primary educator...parents need to become proficient at a raft of subjects usually taught by specialist teachers. In most subjects a parent needs to master a subject in order to teach it...science subjects, geography, mathematics all require the comprehension of complex  systems. Even in English the parent will need to have a grasp of [...]

How playing games is driving academic excellence

August 29th, 2016|

As exam results roll in, games are shown to boost performance In the UK, it's the season for academic results...students opening letters followed by squeals of delight or moans of despair. There is a lot of post exam analysis...where could I have improved this? What could I have done differently? At the same time an article in the Sunday Times caught my eye: "Maths GCSE for girls 8 and 9!" Improve academic performance through games GCSEs are UK exams taken by 16 year olds...to pass a GCSE at aged 8 or 9 is remarkable. So you wonder [...]

10 Compelling Reasons to learn French

August 22nd, 2016|

English shares many words with French. Indeed French is considered to be the biggest influence on English with up to 30% of English words stemming from French origin.

How 70 words turn into 7 million sentences

August 8th, 2016|

That's over 7 million sentences from about 60 words. That is why Einstein said such growth is the most powerful force in nature...and we should harness it.

Video Game v Board Game – how board games fought back

August 1st, 2016|

For a long time board games were in terminal decline. "The Video Game killed the Board Game Star" as it were....except it didn't. Board games have more than bounced back. In 2009 board game sales started to rise again - and have been doing so every year since.

The many surprising benefits of playing board games

June 22nd, 2016|Tags: , |

WHAT CAN THE HUMBLE BOARD GAME DO FOR ME? Those old board games are sooo last century right? Adults learn French by playing KLOO's Race to Paris Board Game Well no, they're really not. Board games bring lots of benefits that on-line games and screen games just can't. And some of those benefits are really quite surprising. At KLOO, we make language games to help people learn a second language as they play. The game is increasingly being adopted by schools and the feedback from young students is fascinating. Teachers are often taken aback [...]

Helping your child learn a language – when you’re not fluent yourself

May 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Research has shown that even if you don't know a second language, learning alongside your child is often more effective than your child learning on their own. What's more, with the right materials, it's actually easy to help your child really improve - and a lot of fun too.

Helping your Child to Revise for a Language

April 11th, 2016|Tags: , |

Kids can see learning languages very differently...for many it's a drag, boring, too difficult, unnecessary. Unless..... Unless, Unless...

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