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.
Pay Attention. The White Board is centre stage in most classrooms. MFL Resources for the classroom People of a certain age (alas this includes me) are always impressed by the technology in today's classrooms, especially the ubiquitous interactive white board. The nearest I came to hi-tech teacher resources in my day was an overhead projector! Are they used anymore? Smart phones are the norm As impressed as I am, I know a large group of important people who are not impressed......children. White boards are all they have ever known and when I asked [...]
Playing MFL Games and learning a second language Jack Lonergan - Language Professor I was fortunate to have a coffee with Professor Jack Lonergan in a hotel near St Albans. Jack is amongst other things a Director of LTL Training, author, media producer and Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics. As an author of over twenty books on language and language learning, he is an undisputed expert in this field. He was kind enough to cast his eye over a KLOO language Games prototype and give me feedback. I took great interest, therefore, when the [...]
How to learn a foreign language We firstly need to dispel some deeply ingrained myths about how to learn a foreign language. Research has shown the following myths to be untrue. Myth 1: It is impossible to learn a foreign language after a certain age. Untrue. Whatever your age, if you want to learn, you can learn. The best time to start learning is now... Myth 2: Children are much better at learning foreign languages than adults Untrue. Children and adults learn languages differently. Research has shown that given the right language resources and language input, adults [...]
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 [...]