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  • Using audio-visual description in the MFL Classroom to support mediation

    Find out about using Audio-description in the languages classroom.

     

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  • Using Newspapers in the Languages Classroom

    Local, regional and national newspapers give students another insight into the culture of the target country. The following resource has been developed for teachers to show how you could use reading material from the target language culture in the classroom.

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    TY Japanese portfolio

    Use this booklet to help your students complete the Japanese section of their TY portfolio

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    Japanese movie: Spirited Away Worksheet

    Use this worksheet after watching “Spirited Away” with your class

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    Japanese festivals

    Use this powerpoint to help you teach your TYs about Japanese festivals

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    Learn Basic Romanian – Useful Youtube videos

    This is a compilation of useful You Tube videos for beginners’ Romanian.

     

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    IF Cinéma

    IF Cinéma gives you access to films to show in your classroom. You must open an account and respect the rules associated to the showing of films. You will need to download it first so check first it is not blocked in your school.

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    Culturethèque

    Culturethèque is a paid facility which gives you access to French speaking magazines, books, comic books, short videos and much more. It costs €20 a year. There is also the option of whole class access. If you are interested in this, please contact the Alliance Française for this. It is a great resources for personal reading or to use in the classroom.

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    History of the Korean alphabet

    The Korean alphabet is unique. Meet the king who invented it and watch him work his linguistic magic in this chapter of the history of writing.

    On your journey, you wake up in another palace. This time you’re in Korea. The first face to greet you is that of King Sejong the Great. He tells you of centuries of struggles trying to fit Chinese characters to his Korean language. He compares it to Japanese. But he wants something cleaner, more efficient. You tell him about your alphabet, but he’s not impressed. Watch as he knocks your ideas down and invents a better writing system. Are you convinced? Could this be the greatest major moment in the history of writing?

     

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    Making the most of films clips in the languages classroom

    Using film clips in the MFL classroom can be really rewarding for students from various perspectives including oracy, literacy and intercultural awareness. This resource provides the languages teacher with a number of really simple ideas of how to incorporate film clips into the languages classroom.

    To download this resource as a PDF, click here

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    French.ie

    This is a website which allows you to search resources for the teaching and learning of French. Many of these are produced by teachers in Ireland. You can also use this site to upload your own resources.

    Access it here.

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    Le Point du FLE

    This is a website which collect a lot of French resources.

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    Yabla.com

    Yabla’s strength is in providing excellent audio and video material. It is a subscription site but there is a significant amount of free files which can be accessed free of charge. The languages offered are Italian, Spanish, German, French and Chinese.

    Yabla language immersion sites give you authentic television, music videos, drama, interviews, travel, and Yabla exclusive shoots from throughout the world. The unique player technology is designed with language learners in mind: Slow Play, Integrated Dictionaries, Listening Game, Dual Language Subtitles, and more. Well worth a try!

    To access it, go here.

     

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    Coffee Break Languages

    Radio Lingua Network offers a variety of audio options for Italian, German, Spanish, Frenchg and English/ESL.

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    WebQuests

    Advantages, structure and design of a webquest.

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