Junior Cycle

  • Digital Storytelling 2021: What’s your story? An elective from JCT and PPLI

    This elective from Junior Cycle MFL on Digital Storytelling is running again this year.

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  • Introducing yourself in Italian

    This is a resource for a beginners class for students introducing themselves.

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  • Matching game: the body parts in Italian

    This is a set of cards to practise the body parts in Italian.

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  • Italian role play: Shopping for clothes

    This is a lesson plan about a role play on buy clothes

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  • Canzoni italiane

    This is an activity in on the song: Il baccalà

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  • Parlami della tua scuola

    Activity for students to prepare talking about their school.

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    20 Ways to Reflect in the Languages Classroom

    Do you want to find out how to get your students to reflect more? The new Junior Cycle curriculum requires students to reflect more on their language learning processes. This document produced by the PPLI gives you 20 quick ways in which you can get reflection into your classroom. Accompanied by photocopiable sheets, these will help you and your students to become increasingly familiar with the language of reflection.

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    Clock Face Starter Activity

    Get them speaking!

    A fantastically simple yet effective way to get students speaking in the classroom to practise particular topics following the traditional idea of speed dating but in a new and exciting way.

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    Book Creator – Tutorial

    Book Creator is an iOS app and web tool which allows students to create multimedia slideshows to showcase their learning and promote speaking and writing skills in the languages classroom as well as create an e-portfolio to showcase their work over time.

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    iFun Face (Tutorial): Promoting Oral Production

    iFunFace is a free iOS and Android app which is great for promoting speaking by allowing you to super impose an animated mouth and eyes over a still image of a face or faces and record a video of you and someone else having a conversation in the target language.

    Click here.

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    Balloon Stickies Plus – Tutorial

    Balloon Stickies Plus is a free iOS app which allows you to add speech bubbles to any image and if combined with Pic Collage could be used to create a personalised photo story.

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    Writing a description of a painting

    Dorota Połatyńska provides us with a very specific way in which we can use paintings and descriptions of them to help them to use adjectives, prepositions and nouns. This activity begins with a reception activity and develops into a production activity where students are writing their own descriptions of paintings.

    It involves students (and teacher!) drawing descriptions of the paintings and comparison of the two to help reinforce their understanding of the target texts.

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    CLIL: Exemplar Units of Learning (Password Protected)

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  • Flashcards to develop speaking

    Flashcards to develop speaking skills

    The idea is to develop students’ speaking skills but taking into account their ability. The cards are used as prompts and the students can start by making simple sentences to more complex ones with more able students.

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    My Talking Avatar (Tutorial): Oral Work

    My Talking Avatar Free is a free iOS app which is wonderful for promoting speaking in the languages classroom as it lets you create an animated character and record your voice for up to 5 minutes as a video. You can also add your own background image or create one in an app like Pic Collage as an example of ‘appsmashing’.

    Click here.

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