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    7 German News Sites All German Students Should Read

    News Websites for German Learners Learning a language is tough. There’s no point in sugar coating it. However, there are lots of tips and tricks that can make learning German easier. Reading the news of German news sites is definitely…

  • A Novel Way To Present The Coronavirus To Children

    Reading – An Important Past-Time When I was a child, I used to love reading. Unfortunately, nowadays, I can’t bring myself to read more than one page of anything that isn’t a teaching related language book. I generally fall asleep…

  • 7 last-minute revision tips for language exams

    7 Must-Use, Last-Minute Revision Tips for Language Exams

    Relax, I’ve got ages until my exams…! Sound familiar? Why Do I Need Last-Minute Revision Tips for Language Exams? See meme! My Last Minute Revision Story As a student taking my French and German GCSE and French and German A-Level…

  • Werden, Wurden or Würden – The Difference

    Werden, Wurden or Würden?The Difference Explained As a teacher, I’ve never really been phased by the difference between these three verb forms: werden, wurden and würden. However, sometimes my students are confused and don’t always feel confident in the slight…

  • How Learn A Language Successfully – New Year’s Resolution

    5 Tips To Learn A Language With Success This Year Some people might say that learning a language is hard. Those people would be right because learning a new language can be challenging and certainly time-consuming ! If you want…

  • the best 25 starter activities to settle learners for language lessons blog

    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…

  • 73 questions about me theidealteacher

    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…

  • 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,…

  • 10 mfl ideas for open evenings

    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…