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Monthly Archives: December 2021

  1. What is better than listening to a French phonics song?

    What is better than listening to a French phonics song?

    ... listening to, and watching, a whole book full!

    You can now see video clips of all the songs in 21 Fun Songs to Teach French Phonics. The songs are listed, with links, in the 'Details' tab on our website.

    Watch the song clips on the book webpage here:

    Make sure you have some space around you before you do. The songs are very catchy and joining in with the actions is great fun.

    Pupils love singing along with the audio tracks and dancing to the videos and develop accurate French pronunciation at the same time.

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  2. Teaching phonics to aid pronunciation

    Teaching phonics to aid pronunciation

    I am in the group of pupils who (a while ago now!) did not have grammar and punctuation taught in their English lessons. This made learning other languages quite a challenge.

    Clare Seccombe, an MFL teacher and consultant in the north-east of England, has written a very interesting blog about teaching Spanish phonics. Clare trained as a secondary MFL teacher in 1994-95 at a time when phonics were not mentioned. Her blog follows her career and how teaching phonics, or not, has changed over this time.

    You can read her thoughts here:

    Clare very kindly mentions our resource 'Physical Spanish Phonics' and how she uses the spelling and action system in her teaching. We always like to get any feedback about our resources and how they are used so thank you Clare.

    If you

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