Tag Archives: Spanish

Learning a language with Duolingo

At the beginning of the summer I signed up for a Duolingo account. I know, I know – I’m late to the party, but better late than never. Not long after I started, I read an article about why apps … Continue reading

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What is La Tomatina?

La Tomatina is celebrated on the last Wednesday in August, in the Plaza del Pueblo, Buñol, Valencia. Nobody remembers for definite the origins of this grand-scale food fight, but there are many suggestions ranging from a local food fight amongst … Continue reading

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Why MFL is good for children with SEN

A few days ago I read something that made me really angry. It was an article written by a parent about how the education system is letting her children down. At first I was sympathetic, and found myself nodding along … Continue reading

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Getting Children Speaking in the MFL Classroom

How do you get your class speaking more of a language? I came across these great books recently which are packed with interesting ideas. There is a KS2 and a KS3 version of the book, but the blurb on them … Continue reading

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Apokries, Carnaval and Shrove Tuesday

While teaching a Spanish lesson on the months of the year a few months back, I pinned up a picture of a witch for “octubre”. One of the boys put his hand up and said that he found that confusing … Continue reading

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Why do they have upside down question marks in Spanish?

Why do they have upside down question marks in Spanish? Unlike English, Spanish doesn’t have a question form for many types of question. For example, in English I would say “You have a pencil.” If I wanted to ask whether … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

 

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