Resources for the MFL Classroom

Top 5 tips to encourage Spontaneous Talk in the MFL classroom

It seems like the ultimate challenge for the MFL teacher is to plan and create opportunities for spontaneous talk to occur in the target language.
Greg Horton has developed Group Talk – ‘an award winning project to encourage students of MFL to use target language in an authentic and spontaneous way’. See video.

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How to make the most of your time in the classroom

Flipping The Classroom
I first came across the idea of ‘Flipping the classroom’ after watching a TED talk by Salman Khan who presented how you could use videos to flip maths classes.
Flipping the classroom means the students do (what would traditionally be) classwork at home and homework in the classroom.

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Google Docs in the Classroom Top 10 tips

Google Docs
You have probably heard of Google Docs but have you ever used one in your class, made one yourself or embedded one on your school VLE?!
If the answer is no, here are a few reasons how you can use them in your classroom and some tips to get you started.

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How to Blog your School Trip – 5 easy steps

Otherwise known as a moblog, mobile blogging has two meanings -to update your blog on a mobile device and/or to update your blog on the move.

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Textivate your text

Textivate is a website that allows teachers or students to make interactive games from chunks of text. Great for MFL controlled assessment practise where they can use examples of paragraphs to practise key phrases.
Students can cut and paste paragraphs up to 500 words and use from home to test themselves or in a computer lesson. There are a number of options such as:

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Droplr – sharing files via a web link

Firstly a huge thank you to Joe Dale who suggested this idea via twitter after I asked for a way to share audio files on my blog. Muchas gracias :)

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Ofsted course notes

Hi all, I went on an Ofsted course Tue 20.11.12 which was run by Andrew Langdon.
Aimed at Middle managers – Observing staff under the new September 2012 criteria
Here are the Key points:

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Let the Quizzes begin!

Quizlet.com is amazing! By far the best free website for practising and learning vocabulary that I’ve found so far.

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Resources for the MFL Classroom

Blog de una profesora de español y francés en el Reino Unido en el que recoge y comparte recursos, materiales e ideas para la enseñanza de lenguas.

Augmenting your classroom

Aurasma – better than a QR code!
I know I’m a bit of an ICT geek when I get excited about the potentials of augmented reality in the classroom!!

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