Primary languages online event 2020


Our primary languages conference which was scheduled for 1 July was cancelled as a result of the global pandemic. Three of our wonderful speakers agreed to deliver their session online.

Language Angels with Paolo and Francesca Pini

The couple demonstrated how progression can be assured and monitored using their subscription service for schools. The conference powerpoint is here

Language Angels

To view their presentation, click the link below and enter this password    0v%.42?9

or you can watch on youtube at

Using puppets and story with Nathalie Paris

Nathalie explained how she uses puppets in the primary classroom when teaching a foreign language. To access the recording of her presentation, click the link below and enter this password          3k!gq$&N

Or you can watch on youtube at

You can follow Nathalie on her YouTube channel, Nattalingo Productions:

And also use her free resources on her website:

Learning through songs with Martina Schwarz

Martina concluded today’s sessions with a great musical contribution, To view the recording of her session please follow the link below and enter this password 4a^+5@%a

or you can watch on youtube at

Her accompanying powerpoint presentation is here

You can find out more about Martina’s musical language learning work on her website

You can also follow Martina on her YouTube Channels ( French channel)

Dans la foret

Dans la forêt – Full Score

Dans la foret

Les Animaux dansent le Tango (1)

Les Animaux dansent le Tango

Rodet nicht die Waelder

Rodet nicht die Wälder – Full Score

Colleagues at British Council have provided these two useful links

We’ve curated a special collection of our favourite resources about life and culture in different countries around the world. Designed by specialists and tested by teachers, our resources are packed with ideas and projects to help you plan face to face or online classes and support parents with home-learning.

Download our pack designed for Language Assistants and other native speakers new to teaching languages in primary schools. It is also useful to schools hosting Language Assistants. The pack contains guidance on how to get started, examples of best practice, specific teaching ideas

Steven Fawkes from ALL has also provided some useful links

A streamable resource of Steven talking about them back in the mid-90s – for free 🙂

and also the revised, updated version of the book sold for benefit of ALL here:

There is advice from the ALL Primary Steering Group on Transition and Assessment, accessible to all,  here :