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Music and Technology: Making Language Learning Memorable, a TiLT Webinar-Thursday 29 August 2020⤴

from @ My Languages


I have always been a strong advocate for using music in the Languages classroom and was delighted to be offered to present a TiLT Webinar for ALL London on this topic.

I have been a member of ALL, the Association for Language Learning for as long as I can remember and their programme of free Webinars to support language teachers during the pandemic has simply been amazing. Co-hosted by ALL London chair Helen Myers and ICT expert Joe Dale, there are now more 50 TiLT Webinars that can be accessed through the ALL London website and Joe's YouTube channel.

In my webinar, I shared a range of tools and ideas for integrating music in activities in and outside the classroom. We looked at streaming platforms like Spotify, recording tools and apps as well as sites to source free beats and loops to support pupils' creativity and memorisation of language.

I also presented tools to use melody, rhythm and song lyrics to enhance pupils' enjoyment, motivation and support their recall of key language structures.

I showed different resources to develop teachers' knowledge in order to link music and song lyrics to the culture of the Target-Language countries.

Last but not least, I shared how specific websites, apps and social media can support teachers in discovering new artists and tracks from a range of Target-Language countries.

My slides can be downloaded from here

A copy of the chat discussion and the recording of the webinar  is available from ALL London website and Joe Dale's YouTube channel

The following collaborative Wakelets were started in the session:

Do join in and share your favourite songs to teach languages....

Language World 2016, 12th March 2016: Lost in Translation?⤴

from @ My Languages



Language World is the annual language conference organised by ALL, the Association for Language Learning. As always this was a great opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues and the atmosphere was as supportive and friendly as ever... If you are not yet an ALL member, join now!
 

Language World 2016, 12th March 2016: Lost in Translation?⤴

from @ My Languages



Language World is the annual language conference organised by ALL, the Association for Language Learning. As always this was a great opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues and the atmosphere was as supportive and friendly as ever... If you are not yet an ALL member, join now!
 

ALL Session at Woodbridge School, Saturday 17th May 2014⤴

from @ My Languages

I had a great day with fellow language teachers and ALL members from East Anglia and Essex today.
Many thanks for your warm welcome to this lovely part of the country...
As promised here is a copy of the slides I used at the conference as well as an electronic copy of the handout. I also include here a link to Kathy Wicksteed's fantastic FLAME presentation. This is particularly relevant for KS2 teachers but many of the cross-curricular ideas and CLIL resources could be used at KS3 too or as a part of a transition module.


ALL Session at Woodbridge School, Saturday 17th May 2014⤴

from @ My Languages

I had a great day with fellow language teachers and ALL members from East Anglia and Essex today.
Many thanks for your warm welcome to this lovely part of the country...
As promised here is a copy of the slides I used at the conference as well as an electronic copy of the handout. I also include here a link to Kathy Wicksteed's fantastic FLAME presentation. This is particularly relevant for KS2 teachers but many of the cross-curricular ideas and CLIL resources could be used at KS3 too or as a part of a transition module.


Join ALL project to discover ways to integrate Literature in the New Curriculum for French⤴

from @ My Languages


What is literature? What do language teachers do with it?

ALL is this year undertaking a project, launched at Language World, to support language teachers with integrating literature into their schemes of work in national curriculum key stage 2 and 3 (for 7-14 year-olds) as required by the latest version of the national curriculum. The project's work has two parts - one is funded by FIPF (the international French teachers federation) and will focus on written text in French; this will be made available through the FIPF international platform online (with a link from the ALL website) - the other relates to literature and other sorts of interesting texts, in any language and will be made available by ALL.

You will read more on the project as it develops but, rest assured, the Project Team needs your help! We will, before long but not now, be asking teachers to contribute their suggestions:
  • What pieces of literature / text do you use with your classes? Which classes?
  • What do you do with the texts? What does the class learn? 
We are planning some sessions at events to explore this theme, but, if you do not currently include anything you would call literature in your schemes of work, maybe our project will give you the impetus to locate something and try it out this term?

More soon about the ALL Team and the project and how you can get involved.

In the meantime you can register interest with Steven Fawkes. Happy reading!
Steven Fawkes, ALL Membership Officer and Fellow

Join ALL project to discover ways to integrate Literature in the New Curriculum for French⤴

from @ My Languages


What is literature? What do language teachers do with it?

ALL is this year undertaking a project, launched at Language World, to support language teachers with integrating literature into their schemes of work in national curriculum key stage 2 and 3 (for 7-14 year-olds) as required by the latest version of the national curriculum. The project's work has two parts - one is funded by FIPF (the international French teachers federation) and will focus on written text in French; this will be made available through the FIPF international platform online (with a link from the ALL website) - the other relates to literature and other sorts of interesting texts, in any language and will be made available by ALL.

You will read more on the project as it develops but, rest assured, the Project Team needs your help! We will, before long but not now, be asking teachers to contribute their suggestions:
  • What pieces of literature / text do you use with your classes? Which classes?
  • What do you do with the texts? What does the class learn? 
We are planning some sessions at events to explore this theme, but, if you do not currently include anything you would call literature in your schemes of work, maybe our project will give you the impetus to locate something and try it out this term?

More soon about the ALL Team and the project and how you can get involved.

In the meantime you can register interest with Steven Fawkes. Happy reading!
Steven Fawkes, ALL Membership Officer and Fellow