My best 10 ideas collection

Welcome to the 'My best 10 ideas' collection!

These articles were first published in editions of Languages Today and feature teachers giving you 10 pieces of advice, 10 practical suggestions for practising a skill, or ten suggestions of ways in which to introduce a specific topic.

Guaranteed to get you thinking and trying a few practical ideas in your own classrooms!

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My Best 10 …ways to manage workload and wellbeing

My Best 10 …ways to manage workload and wellbeing

 

It’s important that pupils develop the confidence to speak in a foreign language. Kayleigh Meyrick shares her top tips.

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Kayleigh Meyrick is the Subject Leader of Languages at Chaucer School in Sheffield. She is passionate about ensuring all students have access to a high quality, challenging and engaging languages curriculum.

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My Best 10 …ways to use songs

My Best 10 …ways to use songs

 

It’s important that pupils develop the confidence to speak in a foreign language. Kayleigh Meyrick shares her top tips.

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Kayleigh Meyrick is the Subject Leader of Languages at Chaucer School in Sheffield. She is passionate about ensuring all students have access to a high quality, challenging and engaging languages curriculum.

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My Best 10 …ways to enhance listening skills

My Best 10 …ways to enhance listening skills

 

It’s important that pupils develop the confidence to speak in a foreign language. Kayleigh Meyrick shares her top tips.

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Kayleigh Meyrick is the Subject Leader of Languages at Chaucer School in Sheffield. She is passionate about ensuring all students have access to a high quality, challenging and engaging languages curriculum.

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My Best 10 …ways to engage and cater for multilingual learners

My Best 10 …ways to engage and cater for multilingual learners

 

It’s important that pupils develop the confidence to speak in a foreign language. Kayleigh Meyrick shares her top tips.

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Kayleigh Meyrick is the Subject Leader of Languages at Chaucer School in Sheffield. She is passionate about ensuring all students have access to a high quality, challenging and engaging languages curriculum.

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My Best 10 …ideas for practising grammar. Especially verbs!

My Best 10 …ideas for practising grammar. Especially verbs!

 

It’s important that pupils develop the confidence to speak in a foreign language. Kayleigh Meyrick shares her top tips.

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Kayleigh Meyrick is the Subject Leader of Languages at Chaucer School in Sheffield. She is passionate about ensuring all students have access to a high quality, challenging and engaging languages curriculum.

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My Best 10 … ideas for communicative activities

My Best 10 … ideas for communicative activities

 

It’s important that pupils develop the confidence to speak in a foreign language. Kayleigh Meyrick shares her top tips.

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Kayleigh Meyrick is the Subject Leader of Languages at Chaucer School in Sheffield. She is passionate about ensuring all students have access to a high quality, challenging and engaging languages curriculum.

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My best 10… ways to encourage spontaneous speaking

My best 10… ways to encourage spontaneous speaking

 

It’s important that pupils develop the confidence to speak in a foreign language. Kayleigh Meyrick shares her top tips.

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Kayleigh Meyrick is the Subject Leader of Languages at Chaucer School in Sheffield. She is passionate about ensuring all students have access to a high quality, challenging and engaging languages curriculum.

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My best 10… ways to teach language through science.

My best 10… ways to teach language through science.

Dulce Allen sets out her top tips on linking language learning with science teaching. The secondary curriculum, requiring more ‘real’ topics, is moving our language learning closer to CLIL. Dulce’s advice covers all of CLIL’s key aspects, and seeing a lesson at her school shows how well students keep their level of science, and, with scaffolding support, use French happily.

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Dulce Allen has been Head of Science at Bordesley Green Girls’ School, Birmingham since 2011. She started teaching science in French to Year 7 pupils as part of the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) programme. Her team was awarded the 2016 TES Science Team of the Year Award, in part due to the contribution of the CLIL programme to the science team’s success.

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My best 10… tips for trainee teachers

My best 10… tips for trainee teachers

The next generation of language teachers will play a vital part in developing the UK’s linguistic skills. Anna Lise Gordon shares her tips on making the most of life as a trainee teacher.

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Anna Lise is Academic Director – Secondary ITT and Postgraduate Provision at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London. She taught in London and Surrey comprehensives, worked as an advisory teacher in Surrey and wrote educational materials before developing a strong interest in initial teacher education. Her particular interests include effective mentoring of trainee teachers, the promotion of cross-curricular opportunities and resilience of early career teachers. She has also served in various ALL governance roles.

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