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In praise of Facebook’s Languages in Primary Schools forum

Well done Facebook. I know you come in for a lot of criticism from some quarters but you won’t hear me complaining. (Anyway, what would be the point?) I must say, you are certainly...

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The Perfect Language Teacher

Inspiration for this infographic came from the Languages in UK Primary Schools Facebook page Thanks especially to Fatima Duerden Lisa Stevens Nadine Chadier Laura Simons Sara Vaughan Anna Fuller Catherine Eadon Jenny White Helen Simpson...

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Spanish Teachers! Cool new updates for you

Spanish Teachers! At Speekee we would be crazy if we didn’t listen to our customers, and you the teacher are as vital to us as the many parents of children who, through their excellent...

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How UK primary MFL teachers make the most of their limited class time

It seems like only yesterday when the announcement was made that languages were to become compulsory in English primary schools for the 2014 curriculum and beyond. Great stuff, but in an already crowded primary curriculum...

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The Pilgrimage (or The Mad Life of a Substitute Teacher in Spain)

We’re delighted to welcome back guest blogger, Ana Carro! Last time around Ana introduced us to Marbella in southern Spain, where she lives and works as an English teacher in a secondary school. This time...

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Spanish for Kids – Valentine’s Day Ideas!

We scoured the Net to find you 18 top Valentine’s Day lesson ideas for teaching Spanish to Kids! You’re going to LOVE these… 1. A compilation video of awesome freebies (click on the image below)...

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Make your own Spanish Year Calendar

If the essential maxim for house hunters is ‘Location, Location, Location’ then surely it’s ‘Repetition, Repetition, Repetition’ for language learners (check out a recent blog post we wrote about the value of repetition as...

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The 12 Spanish Lessons of Christmas

Here are 12 ‘stocking fillers’ for primary / elementary Spanish teachers leading up to the Christmas break. Enjoy! Use the image above, or one of your own, as a template. But remove the clothes!...

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How to teach Spanish all in Spanish

How do you start teaching Spanish to a class of native English speakers who have no clue about Spanish at all? And is it possible to continue teaching them without using a word of English?...

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Halloween Lesson Plan for Primary Spanish Teachers (KS1, lower KS2)

Halloween! What do the children associate with Halloween? They can make a list which will include sweets and broomsticks and ghosts and more. Which of these items will they see in the short video clip?...

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