My second Links into Languages event of last week took me to Fernhill in Farnborough, North Hampshire, for the local MFL training day. And what an interesting day it was too! This presentation was the first of 2 that I gave- the other will be up shortly!
Howdy everyone and a big thank you again for last Thursday to those who were down in Torbay. I've now created the slidecast of my presentation which I hope will be useful to refresh any thoughts and also for cascading to other members of your department. And remember, if I can help at any time, feel free to get in touch!
As the podcasts weren't playing on the TBGS system, you can download a few examples below as well, I hope they spark off some creativity. Everything's on itunes and can be found by searching for Edgehill or ChrisFuller. I think!
For the last few weeks I've been battling the constant cries of "but it's not fair, we've been doing French for years and Spanish for 2, we'll never remember everyfink" from my year 11s. They're not a particularly high achieving group, in fact, outside of my room, they are generally teenage grunters. So, following ideas on MFL resources from Helen Myers and Jimmy P, I've been working on some role-play raps (for wont of a better word), to cover the main areas of OCR orals. They seem to really like them, acknowledging that the different musics will probably allow them to develop an element of recognition. Anyway, know it's time to get your opinions (something which i'm always VERY nervous about doing). So any suggestions more than welcome.
PS there are a few more areas still to cover, so when I find time I'll upload them, and will tell you if I put them on iTunes as well...