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October 2020 newsletter

As we are approaching half-term where I am, in England... Well, I have another cold sore... even though I have not done any kissing, promise!! It must be all the work I have put into my new website: I wanted something easier for you to navigate. Please tell me what...

Le petit livre des VOISINS

I fell in love with this beautiful book in Aix-les Bains in August 2020. It gets us and the children thinking about our neighbours by describing, in a very simple way, some of the different types that you may encounter near your home. It could even lead to discussions...

Comptines / French nursery rhymes

Below is a list of those I have recorded specifically with learners of French in mind. Each link takes you to a video and ideas on how you may exploit it. I filmed one of these weekly for 6 months from January 2020 to July 2020, which was great fun. Enjoy them! Quand...

In this episode I talk about: how important it is to get out of our comfort zone in teaching my top places to go to for CPD (Continuous Professional Development) (6'56) Useful links: The Language Show Live UK Lingua The Primary Languages Network Language World IF...

Cultural calendar events

Work in process - on this page I am gathering blogs that can help you plan cultural work around the year in your (mostly French) lessons - in chronological order. I have listed special dates that I mark with my pupils. January: Epiphanie and galette des rois: top...

Linguascope Webinar 2020

"You can teach (nearly) anything with a picture book!" - click here for my presentation and notes. If you attended the live on 31st July, I can only apologise for the poor quality of my internet connection. I think it could not cope with the number of you lovely...

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