Transition Year

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    TY Modules for Beginners

    We have a number of modules designed for TY students who are beginning to learn either Chinese, German, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish.

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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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    MFL Projects in The Classroom and Online Booklet

    A new booklet is available where you will find a selection of ideas, activities and resources for your TY language classes. Each suggestion can be used in a face-to-face context or online.

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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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    #ILoveMFL Conference

    #ILoveMFL which took place on the 21st September 2019 at UCC, Cork, a collaborative event between PPLI and JCT.

    This link will take you to the powerpoint presentations, keynote videos, photos and other resources from the day. These will be uploaded to the site periodically as they become available.

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    Sentence Creation using Authentic Texts

    This activity uses authentic texts to practise key vocabulary in them before dealing with the text as a whole.

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    Ideas for working on role plays

    This is a strategy to prepare students doing role plays.

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    Live Fluent (Website) – A community of language learners for language learners

    A fantastic website that deals with language learner from a learner’s perspective. Essentially a blogging platform, this website acts combines actual didactic material, with language learning experiences and reflection. This helps the user to understand the more informal grammar and vocabulary explanations as they are highly personalised to different learner contexts.

    Click here to access the website.

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    Class interview

    A class interview in the modern language class gives students a real life context in which to practise their language skills, capitalises on students’ natural curiosity about other people and other cultures, develops in students not only knowledge but the ability to think …

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    Going for 90% Target Language in the Classroom

    This resource was produced in the United States to help teachers to stay using the Target Language. It provides some really helpful hints and helps you to reflect on how you use the target language.

    To download, click here.

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    Active learning – Cambridge

    We use ‘active learning’ to describe a classroom approach which acknowledges that learners are active in the learning process by building knowledge and understanding in response to learning opportunities provided by their teacher.

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    Models For Designing Your Personal Learning Environment

    A personal learning environment (PLE) is a solution for keeping up with the rapid pace of knowledge change. Some say it is a concept, while others say it is a technology. Here are some clear steps to help you create your own PLE.

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    WEBSITE: Infographics meets 21st century key skills

    Very clever pictorial chart linking key skills with corresponding emerging technologies. Produced by  American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

    Perhaps you could print a copy for the staff room?

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    The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel

    The “padagogy” wheel is  diagram based on Bloom’s Taxonomy that incorporates digital tools into its designed. For each level of the taxonomy, digital tools are suggested that can help students perform different tasks but require different levels of skill and cognitive load. This can be a useful planning tool to help you to design appropriate activities for students using ICT.

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    Using song clips in the languages classroom

    Tahis resource from the PPLI provides ideas of how to use songs in the languages classroom. There are a number of quick and helpful tips that you can use to use songs to reinforce vocabulary, grammar, ideas and structures.

    To download this resource as a PDF, click here

     

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