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Website of the Month - October (2012)

This month we would like to highlight 'AISWA Languages', an Australian website all about teachers sharing their stories to inspire, encourage and support the learning and teaching of languages. The following stories caught our eye this month: 

Ecoutez bien! – suitable for Advanced Higher French listening, with transcripts to download. The delivery is paced nicely, so will encourage as well as challenge your students. 

Open the door: build – is mostly suitable for students who have some Mandarin (Access 3 )but there are some good approaches which might engage students who have less Mandarin. There are good materials for those working towards Int 2 ,Higher and AH, yet, some of the worksheets you could also use with pupils who have had far less Chinese to arouse interest, for example, there is information in English on famous sports people in China which would be good to arouse interest in younger pupils even if knowledge of Chinese is limited.


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