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I don't speak a word!

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by j.amos, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. j.amos

    j.amos New commenter

    Any advice on how to tackle the teaching of Spanish when I don't speak a word of it? I feel it is like trying to teach maths when you can't add up!!
     
  2. never_expect_anything

    never_expect_anything Occasional commenter

    Ok, stupid question, but why on earth are you being expected to teach a language you don't speak?! What level? As a one-off cover lesson type thing, or as a regular timetabled class? ...?!
     
  3. funambule

    funambule New commenter

    Do you teach in Primary?
     
  4. bonxie

    bonxie Lead commenter

    This may be a situation many Scottish primary teachers experience in the next couple of years because of the implementation of Languages 1 + 2. I will be one of these teachers.

    I plan to use DuoIingo to pick up some vocabulary and pronunciation. Lightbulb languages has a good scheme of work for Primary French so I'll probably use their SoW for Spanish: http://www.lightbulblanguages.co.uk/resources-pr-sp.htm#sow
    The website has detailed lesson plans as well as Powerpoints, display materials and useful podcasts.

    http://www.french-games.net/ is useful for Primary French so I'll use http://www.spanish-games.net/spanishtopics

    That's unless I have to learn German instead! Luckily there is a German Scheme of Work on Lightbulb languages and http://www.german-games.net/ too.
     
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  5. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    I can't believe I'm saying this, but assuming you're a non-linguist, get yourself the Michel Thomas course and give yourself a crash course in Spanish. (Then learn how to pronounce it!).
     

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