Friday, 24 September 2010

Using photography in the classroom

An interesting article on the use of photography to support learning.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Measuring oral production

The Centre international d'études pédagogiques website includes short clips with language learners' oral productions in several languages which illustrate the different competency levels established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

European Day of Languages

The European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September at the initiative of the Council of Europe. Its general objectives are alerting the public to the importance of language learning, promoting the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe, and encouraging lifelong language learning in and out of school.

Information about events can be found in this web page.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Writing short stories

Petites històries web site offers sets of 3, 6 or 9 pictures related to a topic (e.g. cats, images for fairy tales such as "The Emperor's New Clothes"...) that can be arranged in the desired order and suplemented with text. The outcome can be printed out or recorded.