Monthly Archive: February 2014


Why subtitles are great for language learning

The debate about the value of subtitles for language learning goes like this: Doesn’t reading the text distract from listening to the language? Doubt is cast. And doubt breeds frustration… [Silent Frustration] Image from

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Speekee reviews DuoLingo Spanish

It was voted iPhone’s App of the Year last year. It claims 12.5 million active users. Welcome to DuoLingo! Duolingo is a free language-learning and crowdsourced text translation platform which was born in 2011. Its...


3 videos that made us laugh this week

#1 – Is this the world’s first unbreakable camera?!   #2 – “Sorry, I don’t understand what you’re saying”   #3 – A problem shared is a problem eliminated   It’s been another fun...


What Flipping the Classroom means to me

R vanderEyken A place to create, excite and innovate Paul @ PE4Learning Self paced, anytime, anywhere learning for our students What are these education experts talking about? Awesome Teachers If there’s nothing new under...

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How the #mfltwitterati helps resource providers

The MFL Twitterati Over on Twitter there’s a flourishing Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) community. It’s known as the #mfltwitterati and this friendly group of teachers is doing a great service to the whole foreign...

Spanish false friend constipado

10 hilarious Spanish false friends

It’s easy to think we are the only ones who make silly mistakes with our foreign language learning. But of course, it works both ways. And when it comes to ‘false friends’ (words that...

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