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To equip your students with the skills they need to become better language learners, here is a range of helpful resources.

 

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10 ideas for new teachers
This resource brings together the Editor's pick of MFL activities  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | All languages | Games | Language skills | Published: 26/06/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching tools
L'élève parfait
The aim of this resource is for students to consider and discuss  … read more
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KS3 | French | Language skills | Speaking | Published: 31/05/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching tools
20 ideas for making it stick
20 engaging and varied ideas to help embed new learning into  … read more
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KS3 KS4 KS5 | All languages | Language skills | Vocabulary | Published: 25/04/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching tools
Mi casa: spot the mistakes
Train your students to proof read their own work and spot common  … read more
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KS3 | Spanish | Language skills | Published: 03/05/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Home and local area
Essay planning: the internet
A model essay on the advantages and disadvantages of the internet.  … read more
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KS5 | German | Language skills | Writing | Published: 02/10/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Communication technology
Developing dictionary skills
This dictionary skills lesson is designed for year 7 students  … read more
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KS3 | French | Language skills | Published: 31/07/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Nouns and adjectives
Spanish pronunciation starter
A simple PowerPoint starter to make students more aware of how  … read more
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KS3 | Spanish | Language skills | Pronunciation | Published: 17/07/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Vowels and consonants
What sort of learner are you?
Useful as a getting to know you activity in a first lesson. Students  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | All languages | Language skills | Published: 26/06/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching tools
Developing translation skills (English to French)
A step by step approach to improving translation skills from  … read more
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KS4 | French | Language skills | Published: 06/03/2015 | From the resource collection(s): Translation | Holidays and transport
Translation skills (English to German)
A series of strategies to develop students’ translation skills  … read more
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KS3 | German | Language skills | Published: 23/10/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Translation | Sentence building
Improving your German pronunciation
This PowerPoint brings together five different strategies for  … read more
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KS3 | German | Language skills | Pronunciation | Published: 09/10/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Vowels and consonants
German cognates and false friends
A pair work game involving German - English cognates and false  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | German | Games | Language skills | Vocabulary | Published: 02/05/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Cognates and false friends
Les faux amis
This helpful worksheet emphasises the danger of over-reliance  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | French | Language skills | Vocabulary | Published: 29/01/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Cognates and false friends
Correctness connections
A vocabulary building exercise (vocab taken from AQA syllabus)  … read more
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KS4 | Spanish | Language skills | Vocabulary | Published: 19/09/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Synonyms and antonyms
Friend or faux?
Students have fun distinguishing between cognates and false friends!  … read more
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KS3 | French | Games | Language skills | Vocabulary | Published: 30/08/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Cognates and false friends
How do I learn new words?
A nice template for students to stick in their book to encourage  … read more
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KS3 | All languages | Language skills | Vocabulary | Published: 26/01/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Resource templates
Un portrait de Didier Drogba
Reading skills guidance on how to access texts. Students need  … read more
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KS4 | French | Language skills | Reading | Published: 26/01/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Famous people
Spot the errors!
The aim of this worksheet is to help pupils identify grammatical  … read more
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KS3 | Spanish | Grammar | Language skills | Published: 26/01/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Family and pets
You know more than you think!
An introduction to cognates. Students look for patterns, translate  … read more
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KS3 | Spanish | Language skills | Vocabulary | Published: 26/01/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Cognates and false friends
Vocabulary learning, testing and developing
A range of task suggestions to help students learn and build  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | All languages | Language skills | Vocabulary | Published: 26/01/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Teaching tools
Spotting synonyms
Match up the words to find the best synonym. The follow up is  … read more
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KS4 KS5 | French | Language skills | Reading | Published: 26/01/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Revision | Synonyms and antonyms
Dictionary skills for Spanish
This resource is a skills activity for new learners, helping  … read more
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KS3 | Spanish | Language skills | Vocabulary | Published: 26/01/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Nouns and adjectives
How can I improve my written work?
An 'I-need-to-include' and 'I-need-to-check' tick list for students  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | All languages | Language skills | Writing | Published: 26/01/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Teaching tools

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