Thursday, 24 September 2015

Adult Evening Classes - Week 2


Worksheet to accompany the video:

I've got a PowerPoint presentation that takes you through this lesson with practice from week 1 and extra activities.  There is also an accompanying worksheet.  Just give me a shout if you'd like me to email it to you - or if you know how I could upload it onto Blogger!!!

Adult Evening Class resources - Week 1

I've just started teaching an Adult Spanish Evening Class and I've realised there really isn't a lot of resources aimed at us evening tutors!
So, as I've  been putting together some activities, I thought I'd share.

We practised these questions to start, together and in pairs.

We looked over the numbers and filled in our ages (not necessarily honestly - I'm 22 again...)

We filled in the gap where we're from.

Once we were all ready, we used the fold-up speaking prompt to move around the classroom to practise our speaking.

It went really well.  Lots of participation and happy faces at the end!



¡Buenos días!

¡Buenos días!

¿Cómo te llamas?

Me llamo …

¿De dónde eres?

Soy de País de Gales.
¿Cuántos años tienes?

Tengo _____ años.
¿Tienes hermanos?
No tengo hermanos
Si, tengo una(dos) hermana(s)
Si, tengo un(dos) hermano(s)
¿Dónde vives?

Vivo en ____ en el sur de País de Gales.


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Grammar Journal for KS4

A lovely journal that I made with my year 9 class in preparation for the start of their GCSE course.  The pupils had to complete a treasure hunt to find the grammar posters and then we worked through each element of grammar, adding our own annotations to remind ourselves of the most important points.  The girls loved this as they got to decorate them themselves and we made them with six pieces of card stuck together with grey duct tape.

Of course the icing on the cake was tying it all together with a pretty ribbon - but there are plenty of more "manly" alternatives for the boys!

The girls now have these at home to use for their homework and controlled assessment preparation.  And they actually like them!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

A wonderful video and teaching resource service from the Goethe Institute

This is such an exciting idea for the beginning of next term.  Four films are available to rent from the Goethe Institute along with a CD of teaching resources.  You can request them by email and keep them for two weeks and you only need to pay the postage.

The films you can borrow are:

Sophie Scholl

Das fliegende Klassenzimmer

Anton und Punktchen

Das Wunder von Bern

Just email with your preferred date (and two alternative dates) to:

Monday, 7 July 2014

Fab Language Treasure Hunt and Grammar Scrapbook - End of Term special!

We had a fantastic Year 9 options day at school and I had my new Year 10 GCSE German class ALL DAY!  Luckily, Mrs H and I got our heads together and managed to come up with some lovely activities.  The one I'm going to share here is the treasure hunt idea.

DIRT Time menu

Here's a menu I'm going to use to direct my DIRT time in class.  Thanks so much for the idea, Clare Gadsby!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Encouraging Oral Independence

A lovely speaking support mat to encourage pupils to be more independent when speaking:

You can find the French and Spanish versions at: