Monday, 17 February 2020

Resources for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

I've just uploaded the first 29 resources for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.  They cover French, Spanish, German, Italian and English.

If there are any particular kinds of Olympics resources that you'd like to see, please let me know, otherwise I'll just continue to make ones that I like!

Friday, 31 January 2020

The first 23 new resources for 2020

I've just uploaded the first new resources of 2020:

Primary French: some resources for describing hair and eyes

Primary Spanish:  lots of resources for describing hair and eyes and some other bits and pieces about weather, town, and dates.

My Y4s do description of parts of the body and always find it tricky, so this year I've broken it right down into 4 very small steps:
Step 1: Hair + colour
Step 2: One eye + colour (still singular, but changing el to un)
Step 3: Eyes + colour (plural)
Step 4: Hair and eyes
Step 5 will be the different words for hair colours, for which there are already resources on the site.
You may notice in these resources all the faces with different coloured hair and eyes that I've had to make!


With reference to the Primary Spanish resources, there are so many (well over 800) that the page was becoming very unwieldy and slow to update.  I've split it up into 5 separate pages (Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6 and everything else!) but you'll see the same index at the top of each page so you shouldn't notice a big difference in your browsing experience.  However, if you have schemes of work or a school website etc with links to the page, you may have to edit your links.

Friday, 13 December 2019

24 new resources today

I've just uploaded 24 new resources:

The easiest way to find out what's new is to search for today's date - 13.12.19

I've also updated the Language Link posters - there are now 174!

Have you used our Advent calendar yet?  Particularly useful for putting a seasonal spin on photo activities.

You can now follow us on Instagram as well as Facebook and Twitter.

All of these resources are available to you absolutely free of charge.  I have not been and will not be paid for making them.  Please consider making a donation to the future of the website

Friday, 8 November 2019

10 new resources and more language links today

I've just uploaded the 8 most recent Language Links - I think that makes 139 now, with plenty more to come.

I've also uploaded 9 resources for Primary Spanish (gender, planets and big numbers) as well as a sheet for Primary French to practise big numbers using the planets.

Friday, 20 September 2019

27 new resources today

I've just uploaded 27 new resources, among them:

  • some resources for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which starts in Japan today.  (Thanks for the prod, Dawn!)
  • some writing strips for KS2 Spanish, like this one.  I'm trying to cut back on the number of worksheets I use, and therefore the amount of paper and glue!  These strips are stuck down the side of the page and then the children write their responses on the rest of the page
  • accent mats for French and Spanish
I've also uploaded all the Language Links posters so far - https://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources-language-links.htm

I hope you are enjoying the Language Links.  At the moment I have one prepared for every day up until 16th October, and have lots more on my list to make.  If you can think of a language link that would make a good poster, please send it to us!


All of these resources are available to you absolutely free of charge.  I have not been and will not be paid for making them.  Please consider making a donation to the future of the website.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Website news!

You can now download:

  • Language links posters - Enrich students' English vocabulary while enhancing their knowledge of words in other languages and the roots of English words 
  • Phrases of the day images in French, Spanish and German (there are a few more to come of these)
Have you read issue 1 of our Write Away! magazine?  It's a new magazine full of examples of writing by KS2 children.  You have until 27th September to submit your pupils' work for issue 2.  All the information and forms are on the magazine's page.


All of these resources are available to you absolutely free of charge.  I have not been and will not be paid for making them.  Please consider making a donation to the future of the website.

Monday, 3 June 2019

52 new resources today

I've just uploaded 52 new resources:


All of these resources are available to you absolutely free of charge.  I have not been and will not be paid for making them.  Please consider making a donation to the future of the website.

Friday, 5 April 2019

It's our fifth birthday!


Today is our fifth birthday!  Light Bulb Languages was uploaded for the first time on April 6th 2014.

Since then, we've welcomed more than 1.8 million visitors, who between then have loaded more than 4.75 million pages.

Thank you so much for your continued support.

Thursday, 21 February 2019

25 new resources today

I've just uploaded 25 new resources, most of them to support Mira 1 for Spanish.  There are now two resources for each double-page spread.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

First new resources for 2019

I've just uploaded the first 19 new resources of 2019:

Enjoy!