Make your own lesson builder & cut down planning time

This post is designed for MFL teachers who, like me, are always on the lookout for tips to make lesson planning more efficient, maximise effectiveness of resources and be able to confidently bash out lessons that are sharply focused, engaging and varied. I recently read some fantastic posts on Steve Smith’s blog which inspired me [...]

62 MFL lesson ideas for remote learning

I wanted to make a list for myself that grouped together all the different activities and resources that many of us already use in our lesson planning that can be utilised for ‘remote learning’ – I thought this might be useful for others, not just for remote learning but for reminding ourselves of the different [...]

4 subscription sites for MFL teaching that are worth every penny

Not only are the following sites great for student engagement, but each of them is, in my humble opinion, well thought-out for language learning. Each one incorporates a multi-skill approach that can be a very effective way to complement your classroom teaching. They can greatly reduce prep time, and in some cases, there is no [...]

Useful websites for listening materials

As a teacher of French and Spanish, I can recommend the following sites that I have found useful - they offer a mixture of intermediate and advanced level listening practice. Some provide comprehension activities or transcripts. Some are also subscription sites but they offer a certain number of free activities. They can be used: 1. [...]

19 ways to use Textivate to teach vocab

What is Textivate? In their own words: “Textivate generates a wide range of interactive activities based on your own text and / or matching items.” To really make the most of its features, you need to buy a subscription, which is very reasonably priced, starting at £25 p/a. The huge range of features on offer [...]

9 ways to use Quizlet in MFL teaching

9 ways to use Quizlet in MFL teaching Before we jump in, here is a brief intro to Quizlet which you can skip over if you’re already well acquainted with it... What is Quizlet? Quizlet is a popular website and app for any device to access and practise ‘study sets’ on ‘every conceivable subject and [...]