Monday, 1 November 2010

My teaching files

Change of URL
As of 8 Nov 2010 the old link will not work.

if asked for a password, it is valley

Monday, 29 June 2009

Learn French Italian or Spanish on Twitter

Starting today a daily twitter lesson with link to minipodcast for pronunciation.

Follow @learnfrench @learnitalian @learnspanish from your twitter account,

Minipodcast here for French, Italian, Spanish

Tuesday, 19 May 2009


I used a neat online tool called timeglider to create this timeline. with free registration
You can make more important events bigger. Great for history lessons!
Click on an event for more information and weblink.
Related events are colour coded
Drag the green slider down to 25 years for a better view.
Click on the spanner to view full screen.

Online Reading List

Documents, reports etc Download .pdf if available. Don't print - they are long!

Citzens of a Multilingual World (aka the Mulgrew) Report 2000 rationale recommendations
2005 progress report:

5-14 Guidelines

  • Developing the four capacities through modern languages: focusing on successful learners in primary schools. 22/8/2008 .pdf
  • Modern Languages - A portrait of current practice in Scottish schools 06/02/2007 .pdf

Standards and Quality: Primary and Secondary Schools 1994-1998: in Modern Languages 01/01/2002

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Friday, 8 May 2009

Wordle update

Wordle: french "ion" words Erin's wordle
It is now possible to embed wordles in blogs and wikis. I had such a job before pasting in screen grabs! Have made some changes to the wiki
If anyone else still has the URL of their wordle please email me it as the search feature in the gallery is no longer available.
Another new feature is the ability to link words together. If you type in a tilde ~ between words they won't be treated separately eg un~chat or un~poisson~rouge
Wordle: French pets

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Promenons-nous dans les bois

Just found this lovely karaoke version with vocab games