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    25 Best 5-Minute Starters To Settle Language Students

    Fun 5-Minute Starters for Language Classrooms Which Get Students into Learning Mode I posted on my Facebook page recently that I have been implementing 5-minute starters with all my language groups recently. Not only with my ESOL classes, but with…

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    21 Must-Use Reading Activities For Your Language Lessons

    Fun Pre-Reading and Post-Reading Activities for All Language Classrooms I love language lessons which involve an element of reading. This is because there are so many opportunities for learning and improving language acquisition with topic-related texts. Reading activities are the…

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    73 Questions About The Ideal Teacher

    Have you ever seen Vogue’s 73 Questions? If not, go and check it out, after you’ve read this post about TheIdealTeacher, obviously! I enjoy watching Vogue’s 73 questions pitched to celebrities, which allows the general public to take a peek…

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    Why Learn Languages? Ideas For Students!

    Why Study A Language? I have been a language student for over 22 years and a language teacher for over 10 years and I often hear the question: ‘why learn languages?’ In this post, you’ll find some background, the benefits…

  • Vocab, Speaking and Writing Prompts – ‘Take Your Pick’

    Useful Vocabulary, Speaking and Writing Prompts for Language Classrooms As a language teacher, I am always on the look out for interesting activities. Especially speaking and writing prompts. Mainly, because I use them to help my students with vocabulary recall,…

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    Fun Games for The MFL Classroom

    Fun Language Games for The MFL Classroom To Engage Learners Games are defined as ‘activities that one engages in for amusement or fun’. Nowadays, when learners think of language lessons, they don’t usually synonymy them with the expression fun. So,…

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    Low-Prep & Fun Open Evening Ideas for MFL

    10 Fun, Low-Prep MFL Open Evening Ideas Wow future linguists with the FUN ideas and activities below which are extremely low-prep and most of which are very low-cost for MFL Open Evenings I rarely enjoyed taking part in Y4/5/6 open…

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    Fun Speaking Activity for First Lesson in Language Classrooms

    Want to get some weird looks and questions from your family when packing for a new term of college? Get some toilet roll out…! Ready for a fun speaking activity during first lessons in any language classroom. The ‘Loo’ Roll Speaking…