I’ve been waiting with bated breath to see the draft A Level specification from AQA for teaching from September 2016 and here it is! I’ve had a quick glance and it does look quite a bit drier than the current spec and there is much more importance on cultural understanding than there is at the […]
Last year I posted a resource for analysing AS and A2 Spanish results which a number of people found quite useful. The result is a document like the one below which you can give to students to help them see at a glance how they performed in each part of the paper. Last year my students […]
A couple of years ago I posted some answer sheets for the SPAN1 exam which I had produced to save spending my entire print budget on printing realms of past papers for mock practice. I get my students to look at the question paper online and write their answer on the answer sheet which I […]
The other day a colleague sent me a link to Kahoot, a beautifully designed student response system which I tried out in lessons and students absolutely loved. Questions appear on the interactive whiteboard and then using their mobiles (or a computer) students choose the correct option and they will win points based on whether they […]
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In an attempt to help my students learn their vocabulary I have added the vocabulary lists from the resources section to Quizlet so that students can use this fantastic site (and app for Android and Apple) to play vocabulary games and test themselves. The links to the vocabulary lists are below. AS Units 1a La […]
So here we are again. Results are in and now we begin the arduous task of working out where our students did well and where we need to review teaching and learning to benefit our next cohort. A few years ago we had some very inconsistent marks for the SPAN2 unit but we made some […]
For students sitting their SPAN1 exam next week then this document gives some useful advice on how the questions on the paper where students often lose marks.
To my surprise I found out this week that Authentik (the Irish company which produced magazines in French, Spanish, German and Italian as well as some nifty practice tests for GCSE and A Level) has gone into liquidisation. I must admit that their resources (particularly their magazines) were quite expensive which probably put off a lot of students which is a shame.
The good news is that they have made their 2009 Listening and Reading Tests available free of charge. If you haven’t already got these then you can download them here. I am not sure how long they will be available for so I would get in quick.