Games, songs and conversation practice for a variety of languages.
A useful site aimed at supporting students with areas of improvement in MFL. http://supportinmfl.wordpress.com
www.wordle.net is popular for creating word clouds, but a couple of useful alternatives are www.tagxedo.com and www.festisite.com/text-layout as both allow you to create shapes. If you are sorting answers, www.wordsift.com puts repeated words in a larger font so you can easily see the most popular responses.
http://answergarden.ch/ is free and simple to use, no sign up needed. You can pose a question to your class and they can contribute their ideas simultaneously. If an idea is suggested multiple times, it becomes larger than the rest on screen. Easy to embed and share too.
This is a great site for creating free QR posters. You can save then as a pdf file or image. www.posteroven.com
Exactly as it sounds - a free site to produce fake text conversations.
www.quizlet.com has to be one of my favourite ever sites. Once you have created a (free) account, you can create quizzes on just about anything. Obviously it lends itself very well to the vast amounts of vocab students need to know in MFL.
You can opt to password protect your quizzes if you wish or keep them public. It is easy to share the link and students can complete the wide variety of quizzes to help them learn. There is also an app to download should students wish to.
I used this last year to set my year 11 a quizlet challenge - between 19 and 20 of the crucial German words each week.(here for challenge) Feedback about the site was very positive and I now use it weekly with my AS group too.
It is very easy and quick to use and, although I always create my own sets to suit my students, there are tons of sets already created and shared by lots of kind teachers out there. Alternatively, get students to create and share their own sets. Enjoy!
Thanks to Rachel Smith (@lancslassrach) for sharing this wonderful site, where you can read books in a range of languages. There is also an ICDL app to make life even easier. http://en.childrenslibrary.org/
A superb resource offering a range of languages which allows students to independently practise core vocabulary. GO
I have been teaching languages for 13 years. I enjoy finding and developing new ways to engage students with their learning. This page is designed for sharing anything and everything that may be of use to others. Enjoy!