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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.
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.
la obésité
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la obésité

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Taken from an article published by Reuters and edited. Higher reading task but with vocabulary for support and questions in English
Describing amazing latin american cities
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Describing amazing latin american cities

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As the topic of where you live can be a bit boring we get our students to do presentations on a Latin American capital city-great practice for orals and good cultural input. In fact it could become a CA if you wanted it to. In the build up we use some or all of these resources. When they are doing the presentations the rest of the class have to fill in a listening grid, can be devised by students.
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.
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
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
Critica de cine
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Critica de cine

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Developed from Edexcel rojo activity on Pans Lab Reading, adapting texts and then writing, watching extracts of the film and commenting. Could be a build up to an assessed piece of writing or speaking Historia oficial is a Higher reading activity
Les sports
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Les sports

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PPt will need adapting by you as goes with my particular lesson but could give you some ideas. Tick or fix for example links to a previous lesson M. Vraiment sportif-idea is that answers are printed on to card with questions for AFL on the other side- reading task differentiated as are questions for reflection and the success criteria for the writing task
Extreme sports and expressing opinions
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Extreme sports and expressing opinions

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Boys really loved the Parcour lesson and I have never got so much speaking done with a Y8 class jsut by talking about extreme sports instead of conventional sports. Show them the clip at the start of Casino Royale before doing either of the reading tasks and you will be very popular too. first reading task is in English-team speed reading challenge then you can opt to do the one in French as well or instead.
Eating disorders and addiction to smoking
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Eating disorders and addiction to smoking

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SOS salud is short agony aunt letters related to diet with giving advice. El tabaquismo- you might think this is more AS but sometimes able GCSE students are surprised by how much they understand particularly as this is a topic they know about and the language is taken and adapted from a newspaper article on the net so is full of cognates. The questions also clear up some of what they might not understand.
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.
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
la mode for listening skills
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la mode for listening skills

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Not particularly original but emphasis on developing listening skills so you might want to take a look. I have added the assessment that we do at the end of the unit so you can see what the listenings are leading up to. Not a brilliant test but you might find it useful and or infinitely adaptable. The peer listening activity where students adapt dialogue and then read it out to another pair for speaking and listening practice works well if set up right.
La moda
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La moda

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PPT is really to provoke/stimulate discussion- Articles are aimed at beginner Y12s. I have a group at the moment who are not very confident and so I tried to find relatively easy web-based articles- that would boost their confidence and also show them that talking fashion is quite fun because you can get away with Spanglish
Represión y rebelión en America Latina
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Represión y rebelión en America Latina

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This resource is designed to help teachers deliver the unit on dictatorships in Latin America and forms of protest for AQA and as stimulus for the individual oral project in Y13. I found it fascinating to do the research and hope that you will find it equally fascinating to use this resource. It provides original texts, that I have created based on extensive research. Sadly many of the stories are similar, shameful CIA interference, total disregard for indigenous human rights, dictators that were put on trial but not punished. There was also Operación Condor, where dictators across Latin America worked in close collaboration to pursue their victims. The nature of protest in Latin America also tells amazing stories as do some of the films included in this resource. Enjoy
Todo lo que es ser hispano en E.E. U.U- resource for GCSE 8-9 and A Level students
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Todo lo que es ser hispano en E.E. U.U- resource for GCSE 8-9 and A Level students

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Hispano Americano is defined as a Spanish speaking person of Spanish or Latin American origin or descendance, typically living in the USA. This original and creative resource opens the door to the rich and diverse culture of the many Hispanic Americans living in the USA, examines their struggles to find a voice and sense of identity through a look at some of the stories you may not know about their history in the States, and at some of the icons who have shaped that story, which is also the story of black history and the LGBTQ+ LatinX communities. It also looks at music, cinema and TV, such as the rise of Reggaeton and Latino Trap, Jennifer Lopez but also Indya Moore the first transgender actor to appear in a top fashion magazine. It is aimed at GCSE students aiming for 7+ and at A Level students. All the texts have GCSE and A Level tasks, sometimes the text is the same but the tasks are different, sometimes the text is also different. They all come with answers so students can do them at home, or as extension work when school starts again. Some of the A Level tasks come with opportunities for debate with peers. The tasks match exam task types and also help students develop text attack skills (reading skills). They can of course just enjoy reading the texts for pleasure. It is a shame you cannot see a preview due to the number of texts provided. I have given you multiple texts here so even if you just use one or two you are getting good value. I would love it if someone would send out a review so that more teachers download it. I would love to see more of us daring to be creative and not getting bogged down by exam pressure.