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Teacher sneaks KLOO into her classroom – and this is what happens!

March 24th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Language teachers are at the coal face of language learning - and so they know what works best. This teacher wrote a review on Amazon 3 years after she bought the game - because she wanted to share what happened when she sneaked KLOO into her classroom. Here's what she said complete with a picture of her (very tidy!) classroom. "This is such a fun and engaging game that participants don't notice that they're learning!" This is what happened when one teacher put KLOO in her classroom. If you want the same impact [...]

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

How to get reluctant MFL students learning

July 12th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , |

Getting students to WANT to learn languages. A change of approach changes attitudes. Teaching some students a language can be a challenge For MFL teachers the aim is to get their students to learn a second language. Hook or by crook. It is natural then for teachers to want to explain why learning a language is so important. The problem is that, although learning a language bestows huge benefits on the learner, some students seem impervious to persuasion and are, well, just not interested - and no amount of persuasion will move them. Many teachers [...]

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