Methodology

Methodology

More ideas for the Languages classroom

Ideas for Language Curriculums/ Schemes of Work

ALL Connect

Since the introduction of the statutory requirement in England in September 2014 to teach Languages at Key Stage 2, the Association for Language Learning has created FREE online materials for KS2 and KS3 teachers of languages

Here you can find links on the ALL website to modules on grammar, speaking, writing, progression, transition to KS3, and KS3 literature, spontaneous speaking, grammar and translation. You can also find the KS2/3 Transition Toolkit module and KS2 Co-ordinator's Handbook module.

The ALL Connect team has also created new interative wikis, allowing teachers to upload examples of their own resources and download further support materials. Use the following links:

Literature     Speaking     Grammar     Writing & Translation     Progression & Transition

CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning)

What is CLIL? What are the guidelines for teaching CLIL in the UK?

Content and Language Integrated Learning is a teaching method which refers to teaching a subject through the medium of a language which is not the mother tongue of the pupils. For example, the teaching of Geography through the medium of French. 

In 2009, The Languages Company published 'Towards an integrated curriculum – CLIL National Statement and Guidelines' which looks at many issues surrounding CLIL in more depth.  These include policy, rationale, key characteristics, questions and challenges, support, case studies and further reading on the topic.

OneStopEnglish.com (CLIL resources for teaching English including interactive animations, illustrations and wordlists. Subcription required.)

CLIL4teachers wiki (Lots of ideas for teaching CLIL, free teaching resources to use and links to resource websites)

Toujours Rien (Authentic French resources on many topics)

Ideas for Language Curriculums/ Schemes of Work

ALL Connect

Since the introduction of the statutory requirement in England in September 2014 to teach Languages at Key Stage 2, the Association for Language Learning has created FREE online materials for KS2 and KS3 teachers of languages

Here you can find links on the ALL website to modules on grammar, speaking, writing, progression, transition to KS3, and KS3 literature, spontaneous speaking, grammar and translation. You can also find the KS2/3 Transition Toolkit module and KS2 Co-ordinator's Handbook module.

The ALL Connect team has also created new interative wikis, allowing teachers to upload examples of their own resources and download further support materials. Use the following links:

Literature

Speaking

Grammar

Writing & Translation

Progression & Transition

Student and Teacher Resources

Here are some of our favourite websites and apps for language teaching and learning:

nicurriculum.org.uk (Resources for Irish, German, French and Spanish for primary level)

scilt (Scottish Cilt website with lots of primary languages resources for teachers to use in their classrooms. Available in full range of languages)

linguanet-worldwide (International resource website with materials for teaching and research in multitude of languages)

tes.co.uk (Resources for all subjects and levels. Site is password protected but is free to use, you can download and upload resources)

languagesresources.co.uk  (Website with resources for French, German and Spanish mainly at post-primary level)

rachelhawkes.com (Rachel's official website with resources and ideas for French and Spanish)

languagenut.com/uk (Electronic and printable resources for French, Spanish, German, Italian and Mandarin. All levels of curriculum)

lightbulblanguages.co.uk (Website with resources for French, German, Spanish and Italian for post-primary and primary level)

languagesonline.org.uk (Website with resources for all levels of French, Italian, Latin, Spanish and German)

ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk (Ashcombe School website with resources for Spanish, German, French and Italian)

euroclubschools.co.uk (Website with resources in French, Spanish and Italian)

babbel.com (Interactive activities for multiple languages)

bbc.co.uk/education  (BBC Bitesize- with resources and video clips for a range of subjects and levels)

bbc.co.uk (Archived BBC page with post-primary languages resources)

bbc.co.uk/learningzone (BBC website with short videos over a range of topics)

twinkl.co.uk (Resources for all levels, covering a wide range of languages)

learnalanguage.com (Links with information on learning a range of languages)

linguascope.com (Interactive resources and printable materials available with paid subscription. For English, French, Italian, Spanish and German)

teacherled.com (Interactive clock to teach time)

memrise.com (Website for vocabulary learning)

yabla.com (Video resources on a range of topics for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese and English. 90 day free trial)

Ideas for ICT

There are thousands of online tools and apps to enhance your ML teaching and learning. Here you can view Joe Dale's A-Z of Free Utilities for Modern Language Teachers.

Below are some more links for you to try out:

wordle.net (Create word-clouds for free)

audacityteam.org (Sound recording and editing software) 

ipadio (Create 'phonecasts' and 'phlogs' live on the web) 

glogster.com (Create interactive multi-media posters)

wikispaces.com (Create your own wiki- a social writing platform)

slideshare.net (Share your slideshows online)

voki.com (Create personalised avatars)

prezi.com  (Great online alternative to Powerpoint)

plickers.com (App for quickly assessing pupil understanding)

edudemic.com (Great guides to using technology in the classroom)

 

European Council for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe (ECML) has created an inventory of ICT tools and open educational resources. 

The website presents a web inventory of online, interactive materials with a search engine filtering tools according to language skills, type of interaction, pedagogical functions, etc. In addition, a MOODLE workspace for learning more about using online tools in the classroom is available.

 

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