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    Teaching Numbers – Fun Speaking Activity

    Finding enough speaking activities and free speaking practice, which are useful, is definitely my downfall when it comes to teaching. When I came across this speaking activity on teaching numbers with its game element, I was thrilled. Read about my take on the game below. I have been teaching numbers since 2009. In the past, I have done addition/subtraction and multiplication sums, as it adds a cross-curricular element. However, I tend to find that it takes longer to teach the numbers, because students are focusing on the maths involved. In the future, I will definitely utilise this activity for teaching numbers (small or large) for free speaking, in any language. The activity is…

  • 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.…