250 words added to build-your-own Nutty Tilez!

by Holly Meehan
July 6, 2017
New words for Nutty Tilez

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 250 of your most searched-for bits of vocab! The dictionary is now fuller than ever, with comprehensive coverage of

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Summer Guide 2017

by Holly Meehan
June 22, 2017
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The summer break is almost here! Before you pack your suitcase (or go to sleep for a week…) follow these quick and easy steps for getting your account ready for next year and making the most of thisislanguage.com over the summer. What exactly is involved in getting the account ready for next year…? Not much!

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Introducing: the Lesson Library!

by Holly Meehan
June 22, 2017
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Welcome! Our new Lesson Library will be a showcase of the best lesson plans from TIL teachers. Thorough, detailed, and designed to make the most of everything thisislanguage.com has to offer, these plans have been tried and tested in the classroom. If you’re ever in need of a little inspiration, why not give one a

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Creative Writing Competition for students!

by Holly Meehan
June 15, 2017
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Our friends at the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (run by a former Head of MFL and the genius behind the music for Nutty Tilez!) have launched a fantastic creative writing competition for pupils in school years 7–13 and their teachers. There are cash prizes on offer and it looks like a truly fascinating topic

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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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9 Ways to Use Authentic Language Snippets in Your Classroom!

by Holly Meehan
May 5, 2017
Authentic Language Snippets

Wait, what snippets? We share quotes from our authentic language videos on Twitter! Each week we pick a GCSE topic ― such as healthy eating, weekend plans, or social issues such as homelessness and unemployment ― and share three related quotes from thisislanguage.com videos every day, one in each language! You can find the quotes

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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 fro 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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