Yesterday was definitely a day for uploads! We finished the day with all of our resources on the topic of time in both French and German. We also created a 'time' resource bundle, saving you money when buying all the French resources together.
This month, try this idea as a starter with your classes.
Give each pupil a piece of paper and tell them to divide it into 8 strips (folding it 3 times works best). They then write a word or phrase into each section (target language or English) from the last topic. The idea is that you say the phrases in the opposite language. If they have that phrase at either the top or the bottom of their piece of paper, they may tear it off. They obviously may not tear off the strip if it's in the middle of the piece of paper.
The winner is the person who is able to tear the last piece in half.
We currently have a large number of foreign nationals teaching in our schools, helping the UK in trying to solve the language teaching crisis, but will the shortage become more acute after the UK leaves the EU?
As language teachers, we are all too aware of the potential knock-on effect of a lack of language learners just a few years down the line; and not just in our own profession.
We are, of course, delighted to hear from the DfE that there has been a slight increase this year in the number of students taking a GCSE in a foreign language. We just hope the result of our hard work doesn’t now slowly unravel, following the UK’s exit from the EU.