LCA

  • Linguee

    Linguee is online dictionary composed of parallel texts from many different sources including the European Union. This is a fantastic resource to use with your brightest students that want to use idiomatic language. simply type in the phrase you want to translate and Linguee will give you actual examples in context.

    Available in French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian

    Access it here.

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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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  • Making sense: MFL in the Secondary School Blog

    Making sense. This is a blog dealing with various aspects of teaching MFL in secondary school.

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  • VIDEO: Informal seating & movement in the classroom

    A collaborative interactive approach is used to promote practice of the target language and to accommodate a variety of learning styles with this first year group learning Spanish.

    Breaking with tradition: informal seating & movement in the classroom (Spanish) from Vitall Project on Vimeo.

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  • BBC Languages

    An interactive, multimedia course for beginners, with dialogues, exercises, glossary, and detailed notes on many  languages and cultures.

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    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.

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    Pancomido: Spanish Teaching and Learning Blog

    A site delivered by Susan Leahy, which brings together thoughts and teaching ideas for the teaching of Spanish.

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    Using Postcards and Photographs in the Languages Classroom

    Postcards and photographs can be included in the general ‘culture box’ relating to the target culture/s. They can be collected by students as well as by teachers in the school.

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    QuikVoice: For oral work

    This app allows students to record themselves and in pairs. Good for students to assess their pronunciation.

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    Stori Kit

    This is a great app which allows the user to create a storybook using their iPad/iPhone camera and adding text.

     

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    VIDEO: Interactive pair work

    Interactive pair work activity to promote learner use of the target language (French) from Vitall Project on Vimeo.

    This is a first year French class. An interactive pair-work activity is used to promote learner use of the target language.

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    Digital Dialects

    Free online games helping you to learn or revise key vocabulary in many languages.

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    WebQuests

    Advantages, structure and design of a webquest.

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    VIDEO: Learners teaching learners

    This is an introduction to an on-line revision tool. First year Italian students describe developing resources for their peers on the topics of clothes and colours.

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    Council of Europe Tools for Language Teaching: CEFR and ELPs

    This publication is a great practical tool to develop language courses based on the CEFR and European Language Portfolio.

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