If you want authentic materials for your lesson but don’t have time to search the net, here’s something for you. Topical, engaging news articles and video clips with suggested teaching ideas.
La musique de Zaz
4th September 2017
French | Listening | Music
We love Zaz's catchy songs, many of which are perfect for use in the MFL classroom. Song lyrics are one way to expose students to authentic texts and if you can get them singing along, so much the better!
We've created a listening resource based around...
Anyone who follows the #mfltwitterati on Twitter may have seen an amusing tweet this week from @GeorgiaMugridge about the increasing popularity of Spanish music in the UK. She had just heard someone say on the radio that 'with all these Spanish songs...
24th November 2016
French | Music | Culture
Kids United is a group of five children, aged 9-16, whose cover versions of classic songs are taking France by storm. This talented bunch of kids are also ambassadors for Unicef and have quickly become celebrities.
On the Kids United...
Amir: j'ai cherché
1st April 2016
French | Listening | Song
With the Eurovision Song Contest coming up in May, why not play your class the French entry by Amir? You can find the official video here - it's pretty catchy but will it win your students' vote?
Copy and paste the lyrics from here...
Votez pour la meilleure reprise de la chanson 'Hello' d'Adele
4th December 2015
French | Reading | Listening | Music
The French news site www.metronews.fr is asking readers to vote for the best cover version of Adele's new single 'Hello'. With a summary of each singer and a version of the song in French by Sara'h, here are some teaching ideas for year 12 students studying...
Bitte hör nicht auf zu träumen
12th November 2015
German | Listening | Literature | Song
Song lyrics are essentially poems and are an engaging way to get authentic literary texts into your lessons. However, it can be hard to find suitable songs, with audible lyrics and appropriate content. Here's a great song from the German artist Xavier...
Fête de la musique
18th June 2015
French | Reading | Music | Culture
The Fête de la musique is coming up on 21 June and is a major part of the cultural landscape every year in France. Encourage your students to find out more about it using this list of 10 choses à faire absolument le jour de la #FDLM.
5th February 2015
Spanish | Song | Listening
Use the Spanish version of ‘Bailando’ by Enrique Iglesias to motivate students to improve their listening. The whole song lasts nearly five minutes so use the lyrics from just the first 2m 5s to make this a more manageable task.