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  • French,  German,  Reflections,  Teaching Tips,  Uncategorized

    How To Plan Lessons for Visual Learners

     Why Plan Lessons for Visual Learners? When I did my teacher training a couple of years ago, I was taught about Neil Fleming’s VARK (Visual, Aural, Read/write, and Kinesthetic) model. This sensory modalities learning model suggests that people acquire information differently and this should be taken into consideration when preparing lessons. So, when my mentor and other language teachers advised using visuals in my teaching materials, I understood that this would help visual learners to acquire what I was teaching them better. What is Visual Learning? Visual learning is a way of learning in which information is associated with images or graphics and according to research, 65% of people class…

  • German,  Uncategorized

    AQA German A Level Revision Booklet By Topic

    German A Level Revision German A Level revision can suck for students. Especially A Level students who have three to four subjects to revise for in one go in the lead up to their exams. For AQA German (Spanish and French) students, it is currently the speaking examination window. This means they will be presenting their Individual Research Project, as well as having a discussion of a photo card on one of the sub-themes taught during the course. I have a small group of German A Level students who are absolutely brilliant! I could have produced a revision booklet to give them to revise for Paper 3 (photo card) of…

  • speaking practice with verbs and tenses
    French,  French GCSE,  French GCSE Speaking Skills,  German GCSE Speaking Skills,  MFL GCSE Speaking Skills,  MFL Skills Development,  Teaching Tips

    No Prep Spontaneous Speaking Activity for Languages

    Who doesn’t love a great no-prep spontaneous speaking activity in the MFL classroom? Last week, I spent a lesson working in the role of Foreign Language Assistant (FLA) with four year 10 German students. Their class teacher wanted them to practise forming sentences verbally; mainly to develop spontaneous speaking and tense practice, which I thought was a brilliant idea. The teacher quickly explained the activity to me and the boys. Below, I will give you her no prep spontaneous speaking game instructions and resources. However, I have also added my own reflections, additions and a free downloadable 15 minute starter activity to do a quick bit of practice on tenses.…