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.Read More
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.
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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.
An interactive, multimedia course for beginners, with dialogues, exercises, glossary, and detailed notes on many languages and cultures.Read More
CVC Centro Virtual Cervantes
The Cervantes Virtual Center ( CVC ) is an Internet site created and maintained by the Cervantes Institute of Spain since 1997 to contribute to the dissemination of the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures.
It is in the target language and can be used for teacher upskilling or with Senior Cycle students wanting to learn more about pan-Hispanic culture.
Access the website here.Read More
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Advantages, structure and design of a webquest.Read More
VIDEO: Promoting autonomous learning
Beyond the classroom: Using YouTube for homework.
This is a fifth year class using song from a Japanese animated film, with subtitles in the target language, to develop listening and reading skills. The song is taken from YouTube. The intention is to engage students in the classroom and motivate them to work independently on the target language outside of the classroom.Read More