Let’s Get Down to Business

by Laura Kernaghan
April 4, 2019

We’ve just added some brand new, authentic French and German videos to our website! This time, they fall under the topic of Education and Work. Over the last couple of months, we’ve added a number of new French and German videos to the Friends & Family and the Freetime and Leisure sections of the website.

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Time to Talk Hobbies

by Laura Kernaghan
February 28, 2019

A few weeks ago we released our first batch of new French and German videos which added to the diverse accents we have on the website. This first batch of videos fell under the Friends and Family theme and now we’ve got some more good news… …we’ve just added some more! This time they come

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Build-your-own Nutty Tilez Hall of Fame: saving the planet!

by Laura Kernaghan
February 14, 2019

You’ll all be very happy to know that the Hall of Fame is back! Our wonderful contributors have put together lists on all things nouns, verbs and everything in between, but now it’s time to get down to the nutty gritty (see what we did there?🥜) and talk about the environment. A special thank-you to

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New Videos!

by Laura Kernaghan
January 31, 2019

Here at thisislanguage.com we’ve been working on some exciting new content to share with you all! Lots and lots of you have told us how much you and your students enjoy the different accents showcased in our Spanish videos, and how beneficial exposure to this variety can be in the classroom. We thought we’d better

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Build-your-own Nutty Tilez: Christmas edition!

by Holly Meehan
December 5, 2018

Christmas is here! We’ve put together some festive Nutty Tilez lists, with all the words your students need to talk about the upcoming holidays. The perfect way to bring to some Christmas cheer to your classroom, and get practising for next year’s Nutty Tilez competition! Remember, to set these for your students, simply log into

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Build-your-own Nutty Tilez: Back to school!

by Holly Meehan
August 30, 2018

Welcome back! We hope you had a nice relaxing break. Now that you’re back in the classroom, why not kick off the new term with some Nutty madness?! We’ve put together some vocab lists to get your students back in the zone with all the vocab they need to talk about their holidays and get

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New and improved time log for student work!

by Holly Meehan
May 17, 2018

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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Build Your Own Nutty Tilez: A Piece of Cake!

by Holly Meehan
February 26, 2018

Over the half-term break we did a full review of all of the words you searched for when making your Nutty Tilez Custom Lists and have added 200+ new words to the dictionary ready for you to use in your levels. The words cover a wide variety of topics, including free-time activities, health and social

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Students can now redo set work!

by Holly Meehan
February 1, 2018

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

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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200 new words added to build-your-own Nutty Tilez!

by Holly Meehan
November 1, 2017

Since the launch of the new Nutty Tilez custom lists, we’ve been keeping an eye on the words you’ve wanted to add but haven’t been able to find in our dictionary, and this week we’ve added 200 of your most searched-for bits of vocab! The dictionary is now fuller than ever, with comprehensive coverage of

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Build-your-own Nutty Tilez Hall of Fame: the grammar edit!

by Holly Meehan
October 10, 2017

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. Get

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

by Holly Meehan
October 5, 2017

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

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

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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