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When teachers can’t speak the language – how are they going to teach it?

February 15th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |

If a teacher cannot speak French or Spanish, how are they able to teach them as subjects? With the numbers of language teachers falling precipitously it's becoming more and more normal for a class to be taught by teachers who cannot themselves speak the language they teach. How can that work? Games like chess can harness human intellect I know many of the world's greatest chess players (in a previous life I ran the world chess championships) and it's interesting that the great Chess Grandmasters have chess coaches. It's interesting in that the chess [...]

Asking for a Pizza and a Coffee – Super Easy

February 3rd, 2017|

There are two ways of learning a language. Firstly, there is by rote - essentially you'll learn a stock of useful sentences off by heart. And then there is the generative approach: in this method you learn words as building blocks to make more sentences. If you learn the first way, you'll always be limited to a few stock phrases. If you learn with the second method, with just a few hundred words, you can make millions of sentences. KLOO helps you with the second way...you'll hundreds of words and be able to make sentences in [...]

What do people find most impressive about Bradley Cooper? He’s fluent in French!

November 8th, 2016|

So he's a global mega-star. He's been in some of the biggest grossing films of all time. He's one of the highest paid Hollywood actors. He's been nominated for 2 Golden Globes and 2 BAFTA awards. He can do comedy and serious. Could he be any more impressive. Yes. Despite all that, what really impresses people is when you say he can speak French fluently - have you seen the video? Say what...Bradley Cooper is fluent in French? Oui. So to add to our long list of benefits of learning a second language....we must add [...]

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 to build your French Vocabulary swiftly and easily

February 23rd, 2016|Tags: , |

When you use the power of Discovery Learning coupled with placing words in context and then wrapping the whole experience in a game - a strange thing happens. Picking up words becomes automatic and almost effortless.

Simple game for teaching yourself a foreign language

January 27th, 2016|Tags: , |

We learned in a natural way - picking up the words we wanted to know, when we wanted to know them. It's called Discovery Learning and it's the most powerful way to learn a language.

Spice up learning French with KLOO’s Race to Paris Board Game

January 21st, 2016|

Learning French can be fun So many people struggle with learning a language. One of the main hurdles is that people find it difficult and, let's be honest, the polar opposite to having fun. But thousands of people have discovered  it can be easy - and fun. What is this I hear? Learning French can be fun? Oui, c'est vrai! This short video shows how the Race to Paris Game board game adds a few extra twists to the bestselling game. Soon you'll be racing to Paris - learning words and making sentences as you go. Time to [...]

A language game for self-learners

January 13th, 2016|

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.

Summer’s here and the time is right for dancing in the street…and learning a second language

June 16th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Summer Holidays are coming! Tune into the language People find learning a language difficult...and some say that the best way to learn a language is through total immersion. I don't think many people would argue with that except it's difficult to arrange and somewhat costly - most of us cannot just up sticks and go to Italy for 2 months (I wish)! But many of us are going on hols - for a week or two abroad. This is when we can immerse ourselves in the language. We are surrounded by foreign signs, menus, and people! So [...]

Can you teach a foreign language, when you can’t speak it yourself?

June 12th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Lessons in KLOO for kids and adults ABSOLUTELY How so? Because it happens with KLOO every day. Teachers use KLOO in their classes even if they themselves don't speak the language. As it's an auto-answering game (a game that answers the questions it poses), players learn without needing the teacher's intervention. In no time at all players will be able to: Build their vocabulary through Discovery Learning Make foreign sentences in under one minute Start playing - even if they are absolute beginners Have a lots of fun Speak the language out loud More and more schools are [...]

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