Tuesday 17 November 2015

26 new resources for Christmas

I have uploaded 26 new Christmas resources for French and Spanish.  Something to suit everyone, I hope.

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Another 32 new resources today

I've just uploaded 32 new resources for French and Spanish.  Among them 5 senses resources for KS2 Spanish and KS2 French.  There are also some new Tarsias (many thanks to John and Marie) as well as lots of other KS2 goodies.

If you're browsing the site on your computer, hit Ctrl+F, type in 03.11.15 on the KS2 Spanish or KS2 French pages and you'll see what's new.

The Rugby World Cup resources can now be found in the Archive

Saturday 5 September 2015

Rugby World Cup 2015

In my house we are getting very excited because the Rugby World Cup is so close.  We are going to see NZ vs Tonga en famille which means live Haka.  Being in Sunderland, you see, we don't have much to get excited about with football.

Light Bulb Languages has always led the way with football World Cup resources and so I thought it only right that we should have some Rugby World Cup ones as well.

To that end I have just uploaded the first eleven Rugby World Cup resources.  They are available in English, French and Spanish.

More to come!

Tuesday 1 September 2015

62 new resources today

I have just uploaded 62 new resources for you:

  • More sample dialogues for Primary French and Primary Spanish
  • My scheme of work for French, Y2-Y6
  • A range of "flicking games".  Sounds a bit violent, but it's hard to know what else to call it!  Here are the instructions, which are also included in each of the resources:
    Students work in pairs.Each pair will need a coin or counter, a whiteboard marker and a laminated copy of this number card.Students take it in turns to put their coin or counter on the black circle and push or flick it onto one of the number squares.  If they can say the correct word for that square, they can write their initial on the square with the marker.If they land on the spider, they have to erase their initials on one of the squares they have gained.If they land on the star, they get another turn.The winner is the first student to mark his initial on all the squares.
  • A range of "pointing" activities:Students can work individually or in pairs.They have in front of them a copy of  the sheet.The teacher has a copy on the IWB (see accompanying PowerPoint).As the teacher says each word, the students touch the correct part of the sheet.  First of all the teacher says  the words in order, then randomly.Finally, the teacher points to the words without speaking and the students say the words
    Both the flicking and the pointing activities are not language specific.
A tip for finding out which are the new resources on a page: If you are on a computer/laptop, press Ctrl+F to bring up a Find box. Then type in the date shown on the blogpost, such as today's 01.09.15. You'll then see how many resources were added on that day and can scroll through them.

Sunday 23 August 2015

30 new resources today

I have just uploaded 25 new Spanish resources, mainly for Key Stage 2.  Remember that everything that says "added 23.8.15" is new today.  I have also added some new interactive games for French.

Thursday 13 August 2015

Wednesday 12 August 2015

19 new resources today

Regular readers of this blog will remember last year's 70 Day Challenge.  On June 23rd I set myself a new 70 Day Challenge - to make 70 new resources for the website in the 70 days before 31st August, which is the last day of my holiday.  Yes, I return to school - teaching - on 1st September.

Today is 12th August and I have already made 79 new resources, and here are the first 19:

14.8.15  Sorry - due to copyright restrictions I have had to delete these resources
Secondary teachers: Have a listen to them - this is the sort of language that KS2 children listen to and read
Primary teachers: if there are any other books that you would like recording, I will happily do it as long as you can provide the text.

More to come.

Sunday 14 June 2015

29 new resources today

This afternoon I have been kept inside by the rain and so have uploaded 29 new resources.

Friday 29 May 2015

More Primary Spanish word mats

I have just uploaded the remaining 10 word mats for Primary Spanish.  They are intended to complement the units of the Light Bulb Languages scheme of work for KS2 Spanish.  If there is a word mat that you would like on a different topic, please get in touch.

Monday 18 May 2015

18 new resources

I have posted 18 new resources today, most of them for Primary French.  They include the first Primary French word mats.  There are also some for Primary Spanish.  Remember that resources added today will have "added 18.05.15" with them.

Sunday 10 May 2015

Primary word mats

Following a discussion on the Languages in Primary Schools group on Facebook last week, I have started to make word mats to accompany our primary schemes of work.  I have completed the first 10 for Spanish, which you will now find here.  More Spanish and all the French to come.

Tuesday 28 April 2015

52 new resources today

This morning I have uploaded 52 new resources, including:

Tuesday 24 March 2015

23 new resources today

I have uploaded 23 new resources today, mostly for Primary French.  There are resources for jobs, more for phonics and the first ones for verbs (ĂȘtre in this case).  I have also uploaded the first  "Minimal pairs" activities, like this one, which are excellent for focussed listening.  There are also some more grammar sheets for KS3 French.

Monday 23 March 2015

More Quizlet and Studystack for French

I've added more Quizlet and Studystack lists for French today.  You'll find them here.

More resources to come tomorrow.

Friday 6 February 2015

10 new resources today plus new interactives

I have uploaded 10 new worksheets and PowerPoints this morning, mostly Primary French, but also some Primary Spanish and KS3 French grammar.

As mentioned in the previous blogpost, Light Bulb Languages now has accounts for Quizlet and StudyStack.  I have put links to the activities I have made so far on the French Interactive Games page.  My own Year 7 daughter is finding Quizlet and StudyStack very useful for learning her French vocabulary, and you can never go wrong with a game of Fling the Teacher!

Tuesday 27 January 2015

Quizlet and StudyStack

Light Bulb Languages now has accounts on Quizlet and StudyStack.  I will be adding links to each activity on the Interactive Games pages for each language next time I do an update.  In the meantime you can see the quizzes and vocabulary available and use them if you would like.

Quizlet is useful as it has an app and is therefore easy for children to use independently.  I think that StudyStack is more primary-friendly.  The activities can be embedded into blogs and websites but there is no direct app at present.

If there is any particular area of vocabulary that you would like a Quizlet or StudyStack activity on, please let me know in the comments (and please tell me which language!!)

Tuesday 20 January 2015

33 new resources today

Today I have uploaded 33 new resources for French and Spanish.

And more!

Monday 5 January 2015

Starting the new year with 12 new resources

I have uploaded 12 new resources today:

French display:
School equipment labels
School signs

Spanish display:
School equipment labels
School signs

French Car park activities:
Numbers 1-10
Numbers 11-20

Spanish Car park activities:
Numbers 1-10 (scroll down to "Worksheets)
Numbers 11-20

How to use Car park activities