15 slides/pictures in a powerpoint presentation of different people-- ask students whether they should use tu/vous tú/usted or du/sie.
Last slide asks students (in groups of 3) to act out the tu, vous (formal), and vous (plural) form of the verb. You can modify for Spanish or German. Can play last side as game of charades.
A 10 min. activity to use in the computer lab or assign as homework.
Looks at 4 mistranslations of google in French. Then assigns a few simple exercises/words to look up on wordreference.com to show ease/usefulness of using wordreference.com as a site.
Meant as a quick reminder for students that translation is a paid profession and free machine translators should be avoided.
Most students will find revision boring - this is mainly because they think staring at the page will do!!! Unfortunately, as much as I stare at the kettle, the cup of tea does not just magically materialise in my hands!!<br />
I find this strategy is useful for an active and creative approach to homework. Please model with students by challenging them to memorise a sentence, make it longer and longer each lesson... they get seriously involved!!!! Examples in French and Spanish but concept is applicable to any language.
This is a revision time table that I produced to support my GCSE students. I realised that a weekly time table would either have been too vague or too bitty. This allows students to see at a glance, where their next exam is and where their revision focus ought to be be. Once downloaded, staff and students can adapt and personalise to fit personal exam time table. Hope it is useful! Enjoy!
Educational Research focusing on a particular strategies employed to enhance Modern Foreign Language students' learning and performance with specific reference to Carol Dweck's work on Mindset. I hope this article will inspire colleagues to consider ways in which to take students' mindsets into account when planning language lessons in particular. The process of conducting the research along with the results made a difference to our approach to expectations and encouragement of the students and led to some changes in classroom practice.<br />
These flashcards can be useful as a bookmark for students (cut in half, fold, paste) or as a set 4 flashcards (perhaps joined by a tag) that can be handed out at the beginning of each lesson and collected at the end. They will enable students to use TL when communicating with teacher and also with each other when doing pair work or games. Enjoy!