Italian Language eBooks
We are now providing you with access to the e-books “In Bocca al Lupo!” and Giro d’Italia (Vol. 1 and 2) at no cost! Previously these were not available for viewing or download on iPhones or iPads but now they are. Links to interactive activities are embedded, as well as links to audio files. The recording facility is not available but you can use one of the many apps available for this part of the course.Read More
Understanding Written Section Italian Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level
This activity will help students understand the requirements needed for Section C of the written paper.Read More
Italian Leaving Certificate Oral Practice
Document to get students started on their Leaving certificate oral examination.Read More
Written Comprehensions Leaving Certificate Italian
This is a series of exercises based on texts.Read More
This is an activity in on the song: Il baccalàRead More
Parlami della tua scuola
Activity for students to prepare talking about their school.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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’.
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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.Read More