Modern Foreign Languages - Resource of the week

9th March 2012 at 00:00

The memory of an elephant

Turn struggling speakers into confident multi-linguists by developing their memory skills. While grammar can be taught, vocabulary must be practised until it can be naturally recalled. Help pupils to hone their memory and master a language with the TES memory collection.

What is it?

A selection of more than 20 of the best MFL memory resources shared on TES Resources, divided into French, German, Spanish and all languages. These include:

- rhawkes' French collective memory lesson using colour and sound to warm up minds and get students remembering. She has also created an Olympic-themed Spanish lesson using rhyme and a design task to help pupils develop their own way of recalling the names of continents.

- borderbowman's memorisation skills sheet explains a number of different active and visual ways to improve memory - can your pupils find a style to suit them?

- CombertonVillageCollege's "Haus und Schlafzimmer" uses colour coding to help pupils master noun genders and a fill-in-the-blanks starter to make sure spelling is up to scratch. They have also shared an accelerated learning task - prompted by first-letter clues, pupils will be writing lengthy sentences and feeling confident in their new language in no time.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now