Topical teaching ideas

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.



by Teachit
5th July 2019


French | Listening | Family
The first minute of this survey video on YouTube (from could be a nice starting point for getting AS-level French students to discuss family relationships. First, ask your class to answer the survey question for themselves:...

by Teachit Languages
21st June 2019


Spanish | Reading | Homework
A good website for authentic Spanish reading is With articles aimed at children, the environment and technology categories are particularly relevant to GCSE or AS-level students. For a reading homework with more challenge,...

by Teachit
13th May 2019

With the birth of baby Archie comes the opportunity to read about how our royal family are viewed abroad. This article from describes one German politician's gift of a tiny pair of lederhosen for the new royal baby. The familiar content...

by Teachit
11th March 2019


French | Listening | Heritage
The video clips on the site have long been popular with French teachers wanting to make A Level listening more engaging. Although the authentic-speed clips are challenging for learners, the animated videos offer visual clues which support...

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