The Best Holiday Language Learn the language for a better holiday If you always go to holiday in France then this is an easy one - French. For Italy? Italian of course. So if you have a favourite destination then of course learn the language of that country. There are, however, many people (and I count myself among them) who have no idea where they will be going on holiday and it depends on a whole host of criteria: children friendly, sun, affordability etc. So on the basis of not having a fixed holiday destination: [...]
I was really interested therefore when Jamie told me that languages are not a "nice to have" but a "must have" tool for the world's best sports coaches. Jose Mourinho, the Real Madrid Coach, speaks 5 languages and considers it to be one of the main reasons behind his immense success.
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 [...]
Language is just like any other endeavour – if you have the wrong tools you won’t achieve your objectives. You cannot play tennis with a golf club. You cannot effectively learn a foreign language with the wrong equipment either.
KLOO is perhaps the perfect travel game. It comes in handy sized, double decked packs and with each deck you can play 16 different games - the main difference being that you effortlessly learn a language as you play.
Having the instructions in another language is a form of total immersion. If you are travelling alone then this is the only language you'll hear - maybe for some time. That's cool. But what makes Sat-Navs a top MFL resource is that everything that the Sat-Nav says comes with accompanying directions.
Having Sat-Nav instructions set to another language is a form of total immersion. If you are travelling alone then this is the only language you'll hear - maybe for some time. That's cool. But what makes Sat-Navs a top MFL resource is that everything that the Sat-Nav says comes with accompanying directions. You can see ahead of you and also on the map exactly what she is saying.