New and improved time log for student work!

by Holly Meehan
May 17, 2018
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You can now see more information than ever on the work your students have done on thisislanguage.com! What’s all this then? Well, last term we asked what you what you most wanted to see added to the site and this was the winner: a more detailed time log for student work. Oh, yeah! And it’s

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Students can now redo set work!

by Holly Meehan
February 1, 2018
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Students can now redo the work you set them! This feature won a teacher vote to become the newest addition to the site, and it’s now up and running. Awesome! How does it work? After a student completes an exercise you’ve set for them, they will have the option of redoing it to improve their

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Italian on thisislanguage.com!

by Holly Meehan
January 4, 2018
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Italian is coming to thisislanguage.com on 15th January! Stay tuned for: – Hundreds of unscripted language videos – Thousands of accompanying interactive exercises – A fully comprehensive, interactive grammar tool – A vocab trainer complete with native-speaker audio – Scaffolded Hypersheets to help students hone all four key skills – Vocab madness in the form

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Build-your-own Nutty Tilez Hall of Fame: all about nouns!

by Holly Meehan
October 5, 2017
All about nouns

Since the launch of build-your-own Nutty Tilez in April, we’ve seen custom vocab lists being used to supercharge vocab learning in all manner of wonderful ways! We’ve had a peek at the lists that have been created so far and rounded up some interesting and creative ideas that might come in handy this term. Today

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New: Video location tagging!

by Holly Meehan
September 20, 2017
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Location tagging? What’s that then? We’ve tagged all of the authentic language videos on thisislanguage.com, so that you can see where they were filmed! We film our videos in lots of different countries to get as much linguistic variety as we can, so there’s plenty to discover! Well, that’s interesting, but what’s it for? Use

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New Features: September 2017

by Holly Meehan
September 7, 2017
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This summer, we’ve added loads of new content to thisislanguage.com to make it better than ever for you and your students! Here’s the low-down. Printables Over the summer, the Resources section has had a makeover! It’s now called Printables and has a cool new layout! The Printables section contains all the same useful documents, including

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New: Italian Nutty Tilez!

by Holly Meehan
August 31, 2017
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Italian Nutty Tilez is now available on thisislanguage.com! All the usual realtime, multi-player follia, in Italiano! Undoubtedly a pupil favourite, Nutty Tilez is also a highly effective vocab learning tool, but don’t just take our word for it: “The Nutty Tilez game which I initially thought was an interesting add-on has transformed the vocab learning

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Textbook and Curriculum Guides

by Holly Meehan
August 31, 2017
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A textbook guide? It sounds simple, but… It is simple! We’ve put together guides which align the content on thisislanguage.com with the chapters and units of your textbook, to help save you time integrating our resources into your schemes of work and pacing guides!   Did you say ‘time-saving’?! Tell me more… Yep! Simply look

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Build-your-own Nutty Tilez: Hall of Fame!

by Holly Meehan
May 25, 2017
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It’s been two weeks since build-your-own Nutty Tilez launched on thisislanguage.com, and already lots of you have been using the custom vocab lists to supercharge your students’ vocab learning in all manner of wonderful ways! We’ve had a peek at the lists that have been created so far and rounded up some of our favourites

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New: build-your-own Nutty Tilez!

by Holly Meehan
April 27, 2017
Final Nutty!

  Remind me, what’s this Nutty Tilez thing? Nutty Tilez is the realtime, multiplayer vocab game for French, Spanish and German on thisislanguage.com! It’s fast-paced, a bit wacky and highly addictive by the looks of things: Nutty Tilez is the best game in the worlldddd!!!!! – Siddarth S. Nuts for Nutty Tilez! – Patricia M.

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Introducing: Structure videos!

by Holly Meehan
March 22, 2017
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That’s… interesting. What on earth are these videos? They’re brand new video explanations we’ve made to accompany the exercises in the structure section! They’re short, engaging and just a bit wacky (oh, and they’re packed with key info on Spanish, French, and German structure, of course). Videos about structure? Sounds thrilling… We promise that these

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Introducing: GCSE Grammar videos!

by Holly Meehan
March 21, 2017
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That’s an…interesting picture. What on earth are these videos? They’re brand new video explanations we’ve made to accompany the exercises in the grammar section! They’re short, engaging and just a bit wacky (oh, and aligned to the new French and Spanish GCSE specification, of course).   Videos about grammar? Sounds thrilling… We promise that these

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Teacher Feature Voting!

by Holly Meehan
March 20, 2017
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  So, what’s the deal? Our Teacher Feature Voting lets you decide what happens next on thisislanguage.com! It’s a really quick and easy way to let us know what you want, and get us to build it for you!   Amazing! How does it work? Every half term, a selection of possible new features will

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New: Points Targets!

by Holly Meehan
March 9, 2017
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So, what’s the deal? Our brand new Points Target feature allows you to set students the task of earning a certain number of points on thisislanguage.com. Last term, this feature won a teacher vote to become the newest addition to the site; we’ve been working hard on it since and we’re very pleased to announce

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New Hypersheets!

by Holly Meehan
February 9, 2017
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These are not just any worksheets, these are TIL Hypersheets! Wait, what are they? Worksheets, but way better! Brand new to thisislanguage.com, our Hypersheets are designed to be a full and comprehensive, ready-prepared lesson, testing students on all four key skills. Each Hypersheet is built from a series of listening, reading, writing and speaking exercises

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