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Taking Time to Look Back
♫ You can also listen to an extended version of this blog post here ♫When we think about our own learning, we can focus so much on the idea of ‘progress’ which is very natural and crucial to any learning process because of course, we a...
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Small Steps
♫ You can also listen to an extended version of this blog post here ♫A couple of weeks ago, I spoke about how September and the start of the new school year can motivate us to set a new challenge and I shared with you my top 5 reasons ...
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👂 Tuning In 👂
♫ You can also listen to an extended version of this blog post here ♫I think it would be fair to say that most learners find listening the trickiest skill to master. People may initially assume it is speaking that is the hardest skill....
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Reading Out Loud
♫ You can also listen to an extended version of this blog post here ♫Reading out loud is so beneficial and we can often underestimate the value of doing this – and we may sometimes feel a little silly doing it – but it is a really worthwhile activity...
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A Quick ‘Reword’
♫ You can also listen to an extended version of this blog post here ♫I am sure that at some point during your learning, you have been mid-flow through a sentence or even just on the cusp of starting to say something, and you can’t find the word in Fr...
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Creating ‘go-to’ Words
You can also listen to an extended version of this blog post here.French is such a beautiful language to listen to and to speak but pronunciation can be quite tricky. There are lots of different sounds in the French language that you may not be used ...
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A Pop of Colour!
Highlighters are definitely my most used ‘tool’ during my French lessons with learners and I could never imagine teaching without them. I love the way that the use of colour helps my learners to draw out patterns and focus their attention on specific...
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Picking & Choosing Your Vocab
Learning vocabulary can sometimes seem a little overwhelming no matter what level you are working at. You can sometimes also have a sinking feeling when you feel you have mastered an expression and see an alternative way of saying this - argh! H...
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