A network for all those teaching a foreign language in Primary Schools
A network for all those involved in teaching a Modern Foreign Language; a place to share ideas, resources and information.
Hello. My name is Helen Stanistreet and I teach Spanish in two Primary Schools in Sandwell. I used to work as a Lead Practioner and a regional trainer for PMFL within the borough, but cuts........
I set this forum up quite a while ago for teachers in Sandwell, as an additional vehicle for us to work together- primary with secondary, primary with primary, and secondary with secondary. It hasn't been used for a while but maybe, with September 2014 round the corner, we can start it up together.
We can ask questions, share ideas and keep up to date with meetings!
To have a look at children's podcasts go to http://helenstanistreet.podomatic.com/
Mike and I went to the ALL Joined up languages conference in Lancaster last weekend.…Continue
Posted by Helen Stanistreet on April 8, 2014 at 21:46
Language World 2014 04-05 Apr 2014 Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW
Posted by Helen Stanistreet on February 12, 2014 at 15:23
Hi I have just been pointed in the direction of these films from the British Council filmed in location.
'The Ragdoll Foundation is dedicated to developing the power of imaginative responses in children through the arts."What Makes Me Happy" is a series of short, fun films showing that even where lives are difficult children can still find…Continue
Posted by Helen Stanistreet on June 24, 2013 at 18:30
European Day of Languages is very nearly here again.
Here are some sites/ resources that might be helpful for you. Feel free to add any of your own.
Use stories from different parts of the world using BBC websiteContinue
Posted by Helen Stanistreet on September 4, 2012 at 12:21
Have just been pointed in the direction of this. Looks like the Government's new proposed curriculum is to include compulsory languages from the age of 7. I do hope so.
Here's an article.
Posted by Helen Stanistreet on June 10, 2012 at 21:30
Day of the Dead photos of this Mexican celebration
Picasso Art Study-Jimmie has gone to all the trouble of finding and then sharing some incredible books, sites, activities and more.
Spanish language - a website which helps with learning / pronouncing the language.
Talkabout Primary Languages- a forum/network for all those involved with language teaching.
Language of the Month- a school website which offers children using a huge number of authentic languages, resources for teachers and more.
Northumberland Language Learning Resources
WSGfL West Sussex Grid for Learning
Staffordshire Education MFL
MFL games from LinguaCentral
TES Connect forum and resources
Primary Resources MFL - ideas/ resources made by other teachers.
BBC Schools Primary Languages- Spanish
Voyage Kids- a good German website
BBC Schools Primary Languages- French
BBC GCSE Bitesize 14-16 - French, German, Spanish and Welsh
The Euroclub Schools website- provides information about the culture and languages of France, Spain and Italy.
Linguafun - a website for Spanish, French, Italian, German and English. Subscription needed - one off payment!
Euroclubs Schools - Modern languages for children. Quizzes, worksheets, resources in French, Spanish and Italian.
www.linguafun.eu - a resources that can be used as a whole class teaching resource, using an IWB or projector, or individually/pairs in the ICT suite. Fully integrated high quality audio files introduce vocabulary and sentences clearly, using native speakers.
Brilliant Publications - books and other resources for French, Spanish, German and Italian
Ed Pax Whiteboard Resources - French, Spanish and German (some free samples)
The Language Factory- songs raps and rhymes -Spanish, French, German and Italian
Take TEN French and Spanish- Each pack includes activities, dvds, cds to incorporate languages in physical activity
LCP Schemes of work and resources
La Jolie Ronde scheme of work
Early Start Scheme of work and dvds - Spanish, French and German
Tout le Monde Scheme of Work - French
Grow Story Grow- learning a language through stories- French mainly but is growing!
e-Bell Powerpoints - French, German and Spanish (some free samples)
A&C Black - Photocopiable books for French and Spanish- 3 books for each language.