How to use the European Language Portfolio to improve your language skills

When I taught at secondary school, the students were working towards GCSE level and since self employment I have worked with many students who were preparing for their GCSE or A-Level exams. While teaching at evening classes at college we used ‘Language Ladder Stages’ and if you didn’t go to school in England, you probably … Read more

Sing in German with your child with help from BilinguaSing

The links on this page are affiliate links, which means if you decide to subscribe and click through those links, I will earn a little bit of money. It won’t affect the cost of your subscription and it won’t allow me to stop working – so we’re both safe  😉 I love music and I … Read more

How to enjoy what you have learned

This post contains affiliate links to Amazon. It means I’ll get a few pence if you buy anything – at no extra cost to you. The following text is from my book The A to Z of Learning German: 26 ideas to make learning German more exciting and fun! When you start reading German text, don’t … Read more

The seasons of language learning

Learning a language is like going through the four seasons. Spring As a beginner you are excited about the new things you are learning. And just like new buds are emerging in spring you are learning little new words and sentences. Summer Over time your little sentences turn into whole paragraphs. And just like the … Read more

7 techniques to remember anything, including your German!

This is another infographic from elearning infographics which, I have to admit, I’m posting mainly for myself (so I can find it easily again). But that isn’t the only reason. In schools I have seen teachers use chunking for language learning. So, have a look and see if any of these tips are any good … Read more

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