Useful tips and ideas of fun and interesting ways of learning a new language for students and teachers alike.

Using GCSE-style activities at KS3

I recently did a 10-minute presentation for the ALL Language World conference on using GCSE-style activities at Key Stage 3. For anyone who signed up to the conference and missed my presentation, you can watch it back via a link that you should have been sent (for one month following the conference, I think). I…

Summer Courses for Teachers

UPDATE: I am not running summer courses this summer (2020) as I am on maternity leave. I’m very excited to announce that I’m running some intensive beginners’ French, German and Spanish courses over the summer holidays… just for teachers of MFL! Many of us benefit hugely from being able to teach more than one language…

Reading books in another language

I’ve recently been challenged to post 10 book covers on Facebook that have ‘rocked my world’ and it got me thinking about reading books in foreign languages. Before I start singing the praises of reading books in a foreign language, I have to say this loudly and clearly… it’s really hard! I find it takes me…