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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…

  • 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,…

  • Emojis Verb Builder To Learn and Revise Verbs

    Use Emojis To Revise and Learn Vocabulary Last year, I wrote a post entitled Emojis Vocabulary Builder. Students receive a worksheet with chunks of emojis based around different themes. They annotate the sheet to revise vocabulary or develop their bank…

  • Les réseaux sociaux – French GCSE Listening Lesson

    GCSE French Listening Lesson on Social Media and Social Networks Social media and ‘les réseaux sociaux’ are a staple part of most young peoples’ lives in the 21st century. Therefore, I feel they are excellent themes to include in French GCSE…

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    Useful Time Fillers for All Language Classes

    Use Time Wisely with These Time Fillers for Every Language Classroom From my experience of teaching French and German GCSE and A Levels, I know there is not a lot of need for time fillers. Mainly, because there is so…

  • Revision Activities Language Classroom Tip of the Week BLOG

    Revision Activities – Language Tip of The Week 10

    Revision Activities for the Language Classroom  Teaching Tip of The Week I know I promised that my language teaching tips of the week would be practical, low-prep teaching ideas that could be used in every language class. However, whilst this…

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    Vocabulary Challenges for the Language Classroom

    FUN VOCABULARY ACTIVITIES TO PRACTISE AND REVISE VOCABULARY IN THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM It is important to encourage students’ vocabulary development so that they have the necessary language available to them to succeed in communicating and understanding any language. One way…