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.
15th September 2017
French | Listening | Phones
If you are studying the topic of technology, your students will love Soprano's double-edged love song to his smart phone: 'Mon précieux'.
You can find the video on YouTube here and the lyrics here. Paste them into Word and create your own cloze listening...
Wie wichtig ist dir dein Handy?
7th September 2016
German | Reading | Mobiles
Six German teenagers, aged from 14 to 17, give their opinions on everything from politics and discrimination to family relationships and technology in this youth survey from Spiegel Online. Scroll to the end of the article to click on the photo of each...
Les Pokémon envahissent la planète
22nd July 2016
French | Reading | Technology
Tap into the Pokémon Go craze with this article from Géo Ado about both the appeal and the dangers.
Start by asking students to work in groups against the clock to find all the cognates in the first paragraph of the article, e.g....
10th June 2016
Spanish | Reading | Mobiles
How many times do you check your phone every day? Do you panic if you don't have your phone to hand? You might just be suffering from nomophobia!
AS or A level students might just relate to this article about addiction to mobile phones from the site...
Las 10 mejores tecnologías emergentes de 2015
19th March 2015
Spanish | Reading | Technology
This article on emerging technologies appears on the Spanish website www.periodismo.com and could be used in a number of ways with A2 students studying this topic.
Copy and paste the article into Word, removing the bold titles...
Comprendre le langage SMS des ados
19th December 2014
French | Reading | Texting
Apparently nearly 50,000 texts are sent each minute worldwide so why not challenge your class to learn how to text in French? This guide to French texting will teach your students some common words and expressions as well as the text abbreviations.
Digitaler Unterricht hat Vor- und Nachteile
28th November 2014
German | School | Technology
The little video clip on the bottom right-hand corner of this webpage complements the article about the use of technology in German schools and could be used for AS students. The images support comprehension and more able students can be encouraged to...
¿Eres dependiente de tu móvil?
20th November 2014
Spanish | Mobile phone | Addiction
This Spanish interactive multiple-choice test will assess just how addicted your students are to their mobiles. Expect the worst!
If your students have access to iPads, iPhones or computers they could do this activity as part of a...