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Twenty years as Spanish and French teacher, specialist in Latin American culture, particularly film and Literature. My resources are very creative and students find themselves developing curiosity about the culture as well as being challenged to take risks with the language. They are engaging for the teacher too and they will inject some fun in to your lessons if like me you like to be creative and encourage your students not to play it safe. They do link to assessment requirements too.

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Twenty years as Spanish and French teacher, specialist in Latin American culture, particularly film and Literature. My resources are very creative and students find themselves developing curiosity about the culture as well as being challenged to take risks with the language. They are engaging for the teacher too and they will inject some fun in to your lessons if like me you like to be creative and encourage your students not to play it safe. They do link to assessment requirements too.
Dictionary skills- school objects with a twist
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Dictionary skills- school objects with a twist

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Don't we often underestimate how difficult they find it to use a dictionary and isn&'t it always annoying when they say they can&';t find the word and they are in the wrong half of the dictionary. We use Petit Nicolas in Y7 so this is why he appears in this ppt but also we always do teach classroom objects. So to have fun and teach how to look up nouns the task requires them to look up words like conker and marbles because that is just what Nicolas would have in his bag apart from his ruler and so on. I then thought they could look up what teenage Nicolas would have.
La guerra que nunca muere
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La guerra que nunca muere

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This is a systematic and comprehensive look at how the Spanish Civil War has been portrayed on screen. Some of the films will be well known to you already and there are lots of good resources on films like Pans Labyrinth out there. My resources on such films may be appreciated as they focus on very specific aspects of the films and are based on a lot of research. Some of these films you and your students may not have seen and should and hopefully this resource will inspire you to watch some of them. Where background is needed to fully appreciate the film reviews I have provided it, so it will give you and your students a lot of socio-political background and historical detail too. The reviews are original and provide good speaking and reading practice. I have provided answer keys for some of the activities but not all. It is also possible to adapt the activities to suit the needs and confidence levels of the students. I have provided a How to use this resource section too. It is not aimed at one specific exam board although I may be obliged to specify when I upload it. It is aimed at Post-16, though I have used it with GCSE students too. I hope you enjoy using it as much as I did in creating it.
La guerra que nunca muere
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La guerra que nunca muere

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This is a preview of a resource that I will shortly be uploading. It is an extensive review of how the Spanish Civil War and its’ aftermath has been depicted in film. You will know many of them and there will be others you and or your students haven’t seen or heard of. The main film reviews are original and come with tasks that enable students to develop their reading skills and how to talk about film. Many are accompanied by short articles that provide historical context, to make sense of the films and to learn more about the war. It is well researched and well informed. I am going to attempt to sell it as it is a labour of love and has taken me time and effort to produce. It is aimed at A Level students but you could adapt some of the articles for students aiming for an 8-9 at GCSE and or to get them interested in A Level.
El gran concurso de fin de año
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El gran concurso de fin de año

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A way to get disaffected Y9 students through the last few weeks of term. Does not have to be done at the end of the year. You may well want to change bits to fit what you have done with your classes. Also the bit about Viva Argentina relates to current world cup and so will be out of date soon and is my wind up of the boys in one of my Y9 classes. Could be all in Spanish to make it more challenging and be used in KS4 or indeed KS5.
adding challenge to adjectives of personality
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adding challenge to adjectives of personality

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They say they are making it harder to get those top grades so here is a way to make even teaching something reasonably straight forward like adjectives of personality a little more A*- or indeed 1 as it will be in a few years apparently.
All about verbs
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All about verbs

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We do a lot of work on metalanguage in Y7 and this one is all about verbs so includes what is a verb/ what is an infinitive and then focusses on present tense so they understand regular and irregular. Mine build up a mind map as we go along in books and then create games/verb posters- it is taught in conjunction with saying what do at weekend.this ppt takes at least 3 lessons to go through with lots of repetition, white board work, competitions, making notes etc
Bienvenidos al español-prep for GCSE
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Bienvenidos al español-prep for GCSE

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I've got a big class for GCSE Spanish in September and this is my attempt to get them to revise the basics before the start of the autumn term so we can hit the ground running. If you were thinking of giving Y9 some Summer work in preparation for GCSE you might find this useful to use and or adapt.
ID cards for mix and mingle
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ID cards for mix and mingle

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They speak for themselves really. I am having a set printed on card and laminated so I can use them for mix and mingle/ speed dating activities. You could use them for writing, for pair or small group info gap style activities as well. Of course they could also be used at start of a GCSE course and you can always add such things as profession, place live etc.
Les excuse de petit Nicolas-foray in to literature
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Les excuse de petit Nicolas-foray in to literature

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New GCSE and 'literature', we are doing education with Y7 so I have created this reading skills focussed ppt using extracts from les excuses de petit Nicolas Use of white boards and an element of competition stops it from being too teacher led and the great thing about Nicolas is if they like him he can come up again- we are doing les vacances with Y8 so we might add in a petit Nicolas on holiday extract
Lionel Messi
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Lionel Messi

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Speaks for itself really. He seems to be hugely popular at the moment. This is a challenging reading but because they know something about him already it appeals to boys in particular. Alternative easier version also included that I use with weaker GCSE students and KS3
KS4 French - The world without technology
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KS4 French - The world without technology

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Way to get students to talk about how they use technology. I took the 2 questions about dumping on Facebook and would you ban mobiles in school and got them to do a speed date around the room to practise asking and answering then we did a straw poll to see who would really dump a boy or girlfriend on face book and they loved it. This was follow up to doing Higher listening practise Edexcel 2011/2012 one on use of mobiles in class 2012 and one on using social networking sites 2011. Also nicked and adapted from a freebee from Mary Glasgow magazine about dumping on Facebook
El chocolate as alternative to Semana Santa
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El chocolate as alternative to Semana Santa

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Alternative to Semana Santa History of chocolate-reading comp-I do it as a team competition-so they all get first question and then dont get 2nd one until show me answer to first. Expressing opinions about chocolate with blind chocolate tasting if you are feeling generous Jessie Y joy sing in Spanish-really easy to understand-all about love and chocolate-good you tube clip
dictionary skills and things in your pencil case
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dictionary skills and things in your pencil case

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Y7 coursebooks always use classroom objects to teach colours. That never strikes me as a great idea. Singular/plural yes and masculine and feminine but not a yellow pencil. So I use it to practise dictionary skills and it really works. The whole idea is to get to the challenge which is the things you shouldn’t have in your school bag, hence the slide with the pet toad, the conkers and the fake note from home about homework. The last slide is the boy a bit older. The students I had today were happily adding their own ideas and they really understood the need to record whether noun was masculine or feminine. I uploaded the French version ages ago and so this is the exact same thing but in Spanish. It is aimed at Y7 but the principle behind it could be useful at all levels. Then we wont have to answer that annoying child who says “It’s not in the dictionary.” Later in the year I will do part of a lesson showing them on-line dictionaries, more and more schools are allowing use of phones for learning in classroom. This to me is 10 times more valuable than duolinguo.
Música para la isla desierta
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Música para la isla desierta

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An idea for a beginning of Y12 or Y13 icebreaker. Largely about speaking but can be used to do a grammar diagnostic. Based on Radio 4's desert island discs. Great fun to try and a good way to get to know the group and their confidence levels, is also music is a topic that has come up on Edexcel AS papers every year. Do let me know if you have tried something like this before and or if you try this one.
Expressing opinions about food with cultural twist
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Expressing opinions about food with cultural twist

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With the idea of interesting students in the culture behind the language this is expressing opinions about food whilst learning about food from Spain and Latin America. It gives a great opportunity for students to get their tongues round some great words and they will often enjoy giving opinions about foods they have never tried. It brings out and challenges their prejudices. Key focus on speaking and does challenge students on uses of gustar and other verbs for likes/dislikes + adjectival agreement- it does need differentiating.
Growing up too fast
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Growing up too fast

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This goes with article about legal age of consent and problems facing young people. I think they will respond to the A level style theme. Much more fun than doing what is your daily diet and do you get enough exercise.
Summer work on topic of food-prep for CA heatlh
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Summer work on topic of food-prep for CA heatlh

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A series of tasks I have put together for my Y10 Spanish group on topic of food and diet in order to make the start of Y11 less hectic because I never quite cover as much of curriculum as I would like to in Y10. It includes key vocabulary for listening and reading on food topic, some verb tense revision but actually key sentences for how to talk about diet, then a writing task. They will be doing CA on health in autumn.