Supporting Modern Foreign Languages in a secondary school

Jose Picardo is a teacher of Spanish in a secondary school, who uses animation with his pupils to encourage them to use Spanish creatively. The short clip demonstrates the ways in which his pupils are motivated to work creatively at school and at home. This  video clip shows a Spanish language resource constructed by a pupil. The  animation is delightful, but this is meant to be about language learning, so perhaps the most important part of this clip is the teacher’s comment at the end: “and the Spanish is perfect. Spot on. Well done!”

Animation in Spanish

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You can follow Jose Picardo on Twitter: @josepicardo or his blog. A very useful set of resources is ‘Using images in the MFL classroom’.

The Video Team

Theo Kuechel and Leon Cych produced these video interviews.

Theo Kuechel is involved in Technologies for Learning, Archives – Collections, Open Educational Resources, Music and other social activities. You can follow Theo on Twitter: @theokk, or on his blog.

Leon Cych is a web designer, coder, teacher, poet, artist, broadcaster, journalist and educationalist. He set up the nationwide poetry magazine – Poetry London Newsletter in the seventies. You can follow Leon on Twitter: @eyebeams, or his blog Learn4Life.

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