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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What’s the Point?

by Anna Wainwright
December 4, 2014

When over 1.2 billion people speak English to one degree or another, how do you convince someone that learning another language is actually very valuable (and fun)? Considering that 3 out of 4 of those English speakers aren’t even native speakers, that is a mind-blowing number of people who have learnt English on top of

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New Features: We’ve matched videos to your textbooks

by George
September 12, 2014

Most of you use a text book and some of you started sending us in lists of those of our videos which complemented your textbooks. So we polished them up a bit and now we’ve got about a dozen of these PDFs which you can download and print out so that you’ll always have engaging

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New Features: Comprehensions are now “Settable”!

by George
September 12, 2014

Dear all, Sorry it has taken so long but you can now set a comprehension as a piece of homework or so that it can be done in class. It’s a really exciting new development, especially since you can also now use it as a front of class activity! When browsing through the videos on

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French and Football: Arsenal’s Double Club

by George
February 7, 2012

On Monday evening I was invited to Emirates Stadium in Arsenal by my friend Samir Singh who works for Arsenal in the Community’s education scheme called “Arsenal Double Club“. Arsenal have been doing sterling work in the field of promoting Language learning in schools. Their “Double Club” programme (45 minutes in the classroom, 45 minutes

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Why do we need saving?

by George
January 24, 2012

There was an interesting article in the Telegraph yesterday about the slump in MFL learning in schools. It’s something we’ve all suspected, foreseen and dreaded for some time and now the DFE has given us the statistics: in GCSEs last year our 3 core languages fell year-on-year as follows: French down -15% ( to 154,221

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