With each deck of KLOO cards you can play up to 16 language games (see our other videos). Ideal for studying French, Spanish or Italian as MFL resources for use in school, or a language game for the kids at home.
Sometimes Language teachers want to pack some fun into the last ten minutes of class...but they don't want to waste it.
Turning language into a game So you’ve decided to learn a second (or third!) language, and you’re thinking about how to improve your skills. Like anyone learning a foreign language, you want to get better as quickly as possible. Does this mean you’ll have to cancel your weekend plans with your friends because you’ll be paging through textbooks all night until the library closes? Does this mean you’re doomed to lonely nights locked in your room studying lists of vocabulary? Nope. Not only does this not have to be your life, but it actually shouldn’t [...]
What's the best way to build your French vocabulary? Hand gestures only get you so far The bedrock of learning French, or indeed any language, is vocabulary. Without it your ability to communicate is limited to pointing and hand gestures (and we can even get the meanings of those wrong!) When we start learning French we need to accumulate high frequency words...words that are useful, appear often in the language and can be used in multiple situations. With several hundred well chosen words you can go a long way. What's the best way to [...]
John Kerry's action disproves the fallacy that the only language you need is English. Lets just imagine he did in fact speak in English ... what response can we expect from the French? Muted at best. The French are so used to people speaking to them in English that when someone makes an effort - it makes an impact.
if you learn a language using the wrong products and methods, you are likely to suffer from “Systematic Forgetting” – a scary thought which roughly means “in one ear and out the other”. There are strong scientific reasons for this phenomenon.
I firstly ask them to make a sentence, as long as possible, with their seven cards - and explain that it's really easy, even if you're an absolute beginner....and then 10 seconds later, they do it. Their reaction? Genuine surprise and delight.
It's an old fashioned board and card game - and this generation of smart phone carrying students adore it. Watch what happens as they start playing. The keenness of even unenthusiastic language learners to make sentences, learn words and win the Race to Paris often has teachers taken aback.
You won't be stuck for choice in terms of what MFL resources you can use. Far from it. The problem is that many of these resources are poor and not based on sound language learning principles. Suffice to say that choosing the wrong language tools is akin to playing tennis with a golf club....almost impossible.