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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 [...]

MFL Case Studies show dramatic impact in classroom

October 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , , |

"After playing two or three times with the same deck students have almost magically learned all the vocabulary, not only to write and read each word correctly but also to pronounce it right."Veronica Fernandez, Spain

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 [...]

Language Teachers talk about the language resources they use

January 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |

Trafalgar Junior School learn to speak Spanish by playing KLOO. The children show how easy it is to play and make foreign sentences. Language Teachers explain how KLOO accelerates learning while making language fun.

Foreign Language Resources No. 1 – Another Human Being!

September 26th, 2010|Tags: , , , , |

Use the wrong language resources and you can easily start believing that you don't have the necessary talent to learn a language (when you absolutely do). Use the right resources and you're natural language ability kicks in.

Language Resources Review: What the language industry doesn’t want you to know

August 25th, 2010|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Language Resources Review - MFL Resources that do and don't work Foreign Language Bookshop neon sign (Photo credit: avlxyz) If you are reading this...there is a good chance you have already tried different language resources and have been left feeling disappointed. Finding the best way to learn a foreign language is the right thing to do - but it's not easy. Perhaps you haven’t made a purchase yet but are bewildered and confused. There is a lot to be confused about! There are CDs, talking toys, talking books, text books, audio programs, DVDs, phrasebooks, vocabulary [...]

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