📍Auroville 🇮🇳 – (Revision) 🇪🇸

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I was lucky enough to find a chronicle I can relate to most of the topics covered in the AQA A2 exam. It took me some time until I found the perfect story for my students’ revision time.

It is some info about a place called Auroville (in India) and the idea of a place with no official religion, currency and a very particular form of government seems fascinating to me and fortunately my students liked it too so feel free to have a look and use it in your lessons if you find it useful.

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What a brilliant idea 💡🏥🏆🥇

A couple of weeks ago, while participating in a languages chat (#charlaele1) on Twitter I saw this tweet:idea-genial-translated

It was an answer to the question: What advantages does project-based learning (PBL) offer when teaching Spanish as a second language?

I instantly fell in love with her project. Unfortunately, way too often teachers can hear from their students the typical phrase: “So… what is the point of doing this?“. That’s why PBL is the perfect cure for that kind of statements but this project, in particular, has an outstanding purpose. Sending “get well soon” messages to patients in hospitals.

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📺 TV: CONAN IN BERLIN 🇩🇪+🇺🇸

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Conan O’Brien has always been one of my favourite American comedians/ late night hosts and not long ago (last December) he decided to join Flula Borg (German DJ, actor, and YouTube personality among other things) in order to visit the magnificent city that is Berlin.

Even though the show is mainly in English, there are plenty of references to the language and of course to the Germanic culture. All the usual topics about Germany are covered: The Wall, the food, the folklore…

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PEOPLE: Miss, Who is French? 🇫🇷

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On one occasion a couple of my students asked me if I could think of 10 French personalities that were not death. I was a bit shocked by the question since I was not their French teacher (they had a great teacher btw) so I asked them, what was the purpose of such question? (…and luckily I could name my 10 :P).

Then they explained to me that sometimes they felt a bit ignorant because they didn´t know much about French celebrities the way the French exchange students (that visited us) did know about British and American celebrities. So I went:

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A2 Translation – Simon (Schama) Says 🇪🇸 🇫🇷 🇩🇪

So I was on twitter when this tweet popped up in my feed:

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How to forget those epic lessons on History of the English language back in the day when I was studying at uni? Endless hours of watching A History of Britain. Each of us had a unique way to impersonate the myth, the legend that is Simon Schama. And in what way Simon is the gift that keeps on giving?

Many of his tweets are pretty useful for the MFL lessons (with the Y13 in particular) since he often talks about the topics included in the subject.

How do I work with this type of material? 
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