Unit 10, Sparrow Hall Farm, Edlesborough, Bedfordshire, UK LU6 2ES
- Educational Support Materials
- Publishers of Language Teaching Methods
- Publishers of Modern Foreign Languages Teaching Resources
Areas Of Interest
- Teaching Languages Primary Level
- Teaching Languages Secondary Level
- Teaching Modern Foreign Languages
Fair Type Category
- MFL/Translation & Interpreting
All the resources you need to plan and deliver stress-free language lessons at KS1–3. Money saving packs, best sellers and new titles for French, Spanish, German and Italian. We have songs, plays, games and storybooks. Don’t forget to collect your FREE goody bag from the stand.
French Festivals and Traditions, KS3
French Festivals and Traditions, KS3 is an invaluable and time-saving book for Key Stage 3 French teachers, providing intercultural ideas for every month of the year. For each festival and tradition, you will find: Background information Key vocabulary Detailed lists of possible teaching activities Photocopiable sheets Ideas range from making cards and writing poems, to playing games and cooking traditional recipes. Festivals and traditions range from Mardi Gras (Carnival Day) and La rentrée (new school year) to Role models for children and Symbols of France. Analysis grids that show where and how the Intercultural Strand of theFramework for Modern Languages is covered, both by objective and year group. Finally, this book provides detailed plans for holding your own 'French Day' at school to raise the profile of MFL and enthuse both staff and children.
100+ Fun Ideas for Practising Primary Languages through Drama and Performance
Whatever language your school teaches, 100+ Fun Ideas for Practising Primary Languages through Drama and Performance will provide you with a wealth of creative teaching ideas. - The activities in this resource are linked to the Foreign Language Programmes of Study in September 2014 National Curriculum. - Effective and creative language learning activities based on drama, dance and performance, suitable for all languages - Shows how drama, performance and art can be used to achieve substantial progression in all four language learning skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening - The ideas are clearly laid out and simple to deliver - An invaluable resource for non-specialist and specialist teachers alike.
Deutsch-Lotto is a proven way of reinforcing the use of the German language. These attractive, easy-to-use photocopiable lotto (bingo) boards provide a stimulating and meaningful way to develop reading, listening and speaking skills when teaching. Topics include: Die Zahlen 1-12 (Numbers 1-12) Die Zahlen 1-60 (Numbers 1-60) Tiere (Animals) Essen (Food) Im Klassenzimmer (Classroom objects) Kleidung (Clothes) Weihnachten (Christmas) Three versions of each board are provided – words only, words and pictures and pictures only – allowing maximum flexibility, particularly in mixed ability classes. The unique call sheets enable you to follow the game closely and to select which team you want to win.
German Pen Pals Made Easy, KS3
German Pen Pals Made Easy, KS3 provides an easy way for Key Stage 3 pupils to communicate in German with other German speakers. It contains fill-in-the-gap letters covering popular topics, so even students just beginning to learn German can have the satisfaction of being able to communicate effectively in German. For the teacher, German Pen Pals Made Easy, KS3: - Does not require fluency - Is time-saving – little or no preparation is required. English translations of the letters are included, as are lists of vocabulary, key grammar points and extension ideas - Has inherent cross-curricular links to geography, history and ICT - Supplements, consolidates and revises course work. For the student, German Pen Pals Made Easy, KS3: - Is easy to follow - Is realistic. The student realizes that German can be used for real-life communication and not just in an artificial situation - Instills confidence. They can communicate effectively at a basic level - Helps to foster positive attitudes towards foreign language learning - Facilitates intercultural understanding. The student can learn about German culture through a German peer - And, of course, it is a fun and wonderful way to make a new friend!
Spanish Speaking Activities for KS3
Wouldn't you love your students to have meaningful conversations with each other in Spanish? Spanish Speaking Activities: Fun Ways to Get KS3 Pupils to Talk to Each Other in Spanish contains 60 time-saving photocopiable worksheets for promoting oral communication. Activities range from role plays and surveys to quizzes, presentations and games. All encourage pupils to practise speaking autonomously, leading to more pupil-speaking time and less teacher-speaking time. These tried-and-tested activities provide a fun and enjoyable way of supplementing, consolidating and revising your language work, whatever scheme you are using.
¡Me Gusta Cantar!
Singing songs is a fun way of helping children to develop an enthusiasm for Spanish. The 20 songs in ¡Me Gusta Cantar! are set to familiar tunes so children can concentrate on the words, without having to learn new tunes. The songs introduce and reinforce vocabulary for many frequently taught topics. They are ideal for use with children aged 5 to 11 years. The CD contains recordings of all the songs, sung by a native Spanish speaker, as well as music tracks to enable ‘karaoke’ performances. The accompanying book contains words to all the songs, with English translations, as well as attractive photocopiable flashcards and colouring sheets to help introduce and reinforce vocabulary.
Unforgettable French, 2nd edition has been completely updated to meet the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum for England for foreign languages, which stipulate, not only a firm knowledge of grammar, but also the ability to understand and manipulate the language. Unforgettable French uses memory tricks to teach French and reinforce major points of French grammar from the basics up to passé composé, le futur proche and le futur simple, to learners of all ages. It may be used: - By anyone who wishes to gain confidence in speaking French - As a revision aid, to consolidate the learnerʼs grasp of grammatical points and to help them revise - To complement whatever French scheme you are using - To make French memorable - To revise French Grammar, French vocabulary, French nouns and French verbs - By French teachers to all ages, from primary through to adult. Unforgettable French is full of tried-and-tested French memory tricks based on sound and idea associations to help you to engage your memory and remember key grammatical points. Using French memory tricks to explain the “tricky” bits facilitates the learning process and what seemed difficult before is suddenly much easier to remember. The memory tricks are presented in a highly visual, page-by-page format, with illustrations and stories, to help you to visualize the language better. The colour coding makes it easy to locate the memory tricks you need, making this an essential reference tool for anyone studying French. This edition contains handy exercises, so that you can check your understanding of each memory trick as you progress through the book.
Fun French Fairy Tale Plays
These 10 specially written plays are adaptations of well-known stories. Each story is given a special twist, adding extra humour. For example, Rapunzel lives at the top of the Eiffel Tower and Snow White loves to play sports, especially golf! The plays provide an ideal way of motivating children aged 7–13 to learn French. Pupils will enjoy the challenge of learning a French script and subsequently gain confidence through performing it to an audience of adults and/or fellow pupils. The plays use simple repetitive language and are easily adaptable. Each play has a specific language focus, making it easy to link the plays to topics the pupils are studying. The book contains reproducible scripts, English translations and suggestions for performing the plays. The CD-Rom included with the book contains audio files of native French speakers performing the plays as well as a pdf version of the book. See how much fun staging a play can be by watching this YouTube video of a school performing Blanche-Neige. Here's a review from a Key Stage 2 teacher: "Some of my Year 5 children performed Cendrillon and it went down a treat with the children and staff alike. The children found it fun to learn and all the information about staging made everything so much easier and manageable for me. The CD and translation were so useful too. My Year 6 thought Cendrillon was so great and fun that they also wanted to do a play from your book so, we chose and performed Blanche Neige – a great success!!"
Brilliant French Information Books - Levels 1, 2 and 3
This collection of 18 short, attractive, highly-illustrated French information readers for primary schools: - Introduces children to reading in French and provides practice so they can improve their reading skills - Consolidates and extends pupilʼs vocabulary - Provides information and pictures of the French-speaking world to support Intercultural Understanding by broadening pupilsʼ perceptions of their own society as well as of another culture - Makes children aware of the value of reading in order to find out information and to build their vocabulary, and encourages them to become independent readers - Can be read easily and quickly making them motivating and enjoyable To ensure progression and differentiation, there are three easily identifiable levels of difficulty, with 6 information (non-fiction) books in each stage: Level 1: Usually a single short sentence per page Level 2: Usually 1–3 short to medium sentences per page Level 3: Usually 3–4 sentences per page, varying in length Each book contains a fun multiple-choice quiz at the end to check understanding. The books are packaged by level, together with a teaching guide and a CD–Rom containing audio files of the information books as well as e-pdf versions to enable them to be displayed on an interactive whiteboard.
Learn French with Luc et Sophie
Learn French with Luc et Sophie is a story-based approach to teaching French at Key Stage 2. It is a two-part scheme, with Part 1 (1ere Partie) aimed at Years 3-4 and Part 2 (2eme Partie) at Years 5-6. Learn French with Luc et Sophie, 1ere Partie will not only provide you with 14 specially written French storybooks, it will also provide you with a wealth of creative teaching ideas to ensure coverage of the Foreign Language Programmes of Study in the September 2014 National Curriculum for England in Years 3 and 4. The scheme is designed with non-specialists in mind and will make implementing the National Curriculum easy. Each of the 14 units in Learn French with Luc et Sophie, 1ere Partie is based around a story featuring a young brother (Luc) and sister (Sophie) and their friends and family. The topic-based stories contain easy-to-read language and introduce key vocabulary and language structures. In the Learn French with Luc et Sophie, 1ere Partie Starter Pack, you will find everything you need: - 14 specially written French storybooks - a comprehensive teacher's guide - CDs containing audio tracks of the stories, acted out by native French speakers, songs, instrumental files for the songs, vocabulary lists and listening exercises - a CD-Rom with pdf versions of all the stories, to enable them to be displayed on an IWB, a pdf of the teacher's book, along with games, vocabulary files, reading passages and sentence building activities for use on a Smartboard. The scheme is designed with non-specialists in mind and will make implementing the new National Curriculum for England easy. Self-assessment sheets make it easy to monitor children's progress and ensure coverage of all the Programmes of Study.