Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Language activities related to football

Soccerlingua presents a set of five games aimed at practising some basic vocabulary and structures through games based on football.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Some nursery rhymes

This website includes links to a set of traditional nursery rhymes displayed in sequences of four pictures that can be used as a poster on the interactive whiteboard (and listen to or read along a particular rhyme) or can be printed out (and make booklets, reading cards...)

Wednesday, 7 December 2011


Storybird allows the user to choose from a set of pictures drawn by a professional artist in order to create thir own stories. It somehow reverses the process of visual storytelling, i.e. from words to pictures, and requests the creator of a new story to start with the image and "unlock" the story inside.

This video explains the process
A couple of examples of books created by Storybird users:

Two Ways on Storybird
Colors Of The Rainbow on Storybird

Thursday, 1 December 2011


"The European Children’s Travelling Language Library, is a European Union funded project. It is targeted at motivating children that have recently started to learn a foreign language to:

  • Exposure them to the rich heritage of European languages and cultures
  • Be motivated to learn languages
  • Build a love of reading as the best form of autonomous lifelong learning
  • Reinforce emerging literacy.

(...) illustrated children's books in six European languages will travel from school to school across Europe. Each school has the library for a period and has to carry out a number of educational and collaborative activities (...) The target group for the project is students in their first year of learning a foreign language (...) Initially the libraries will be available in Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the UK and later in other countries".

Further information