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Old FL magazines and papers

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by amica, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. amica

    amica New commenter

    Hi folks, bit of a weird query, I know, but am having a turn out of my loft and have come across a pile of old French and Italian women's and children's magazines bought when I was on holiday years ago (at least 10!). Can anyone think of a good use for them now, in a school or otherwise? I also have a few old-fashioned textbooks. If no academic use then I might cut up and use as an unusual material for a papercraft project!
    Can you tell I am a secret hoarder and it pains me to throw anything that may still have a residual use!
  2. MosaiK

    MosaiK Occasional commenter

    How many years are 'years ago'? ;) When I started teaching in this country about 30 years ago, textbooks seemed a lot more challenging for the students than those that ensued. I believe that over the years, MFL have suffered from an increasing need for spoon-feeding to make up for students' increasing inability to revise independently.
    With the new GCSE, I feel that those old textbooks are becoming more relevant again, as language-learning is turning away from rut-learning and back towards grammar-based activities and structures. If you are talking about the old Tricolore books for instance, then I would say keep them and use them as inspiration...
    As for your old magazines, I could imagine them being useful in some comparative KS5 projects and research, e.g. environment, fashion, energy etc. ...
    I hope this helps. :)
    agathamorse likes this.

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