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Teach Languages Conference, 10 February 2018

Teach Languages 2018

Languages is a conference and exhibition for language teachers organised
by Linguascope. The 2018 edition will take place on Saturday
10th February 2018.


The focus
for the 2018 edition will be the teaching of grammar. Speakers include Sue Cave, Juliet Park, Isabelle Jones and Judith Rifeser. To view
a printable version of the full programme, click

Language World 2017-Literature for ALL

I had a great today at Language World with like-minded colleagues.
As promised here are the slides I used for My session "Literature for ALL"

Literature for ALL LW2017 Nottingham-March 2017 from Isabelle Jones

Parallel Reading with the Parallel Books app-A Way into Literature and Translation?

Matt Thomas contacted me a while ago to trial his Parallel Books app. The principle is simple, you get a text that is in the public domain, you get a good translation and you use the app the read both texts side-by-side.

Easy? Well... Thank you to Matt for telling us about the story behind the development of this great app that is just fantastic to get our higher ability pupils to dare

Translation is Back! 20 Ideas for Teaching Translation

Last month, I was delighted to publish a translation resource on the fabulous Teachit site.

The resource is not language-specific and the ideas can be adapted to many languages.

I hope it is of use!

The resource can be downloaded as a free pdf at

Guide to New GCSE in Modern Foreign Languages

If you want to be reminded of the differences between the new GCSE specifications in Modern Foreign Languages for teaching from September 2016, the following document should be useful to you.

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Language World 2016, 12th March 2016: Lost in Translation?

Language World is the annual language conference organised by ALL, the Association for Language Learning. As always this was a great opportunity to meet like-minded colleagues and the atmosphere was as supportive and friendly as ever... If you are not yet an ALL member, join now!

Isabelle jones-lost in translation from Isabelle Jones

Technology In Language Teaching SANAKO Conference, Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, 22nd October 2015

I had a lovely morning today at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys with fellow language teachers and the SANAKO team.
As promised, here are  the slides I used for the session...

Technology in Language Teaching from Isabelle Jones

Motivating Tools for Reading and Writing in the EAL and MFL Classroom, Practical Pedagogies, International School of Toulouse, 16th October 2015

I had a fantastic time at  #pracped15, the Practical Pedagogies conference organised by @russeltarr at the International School of Toulouse. It was great to meet new people and finally meet people I have interacted with online for a very long time. Last but not least, it was fabulous to learn so much from them in such a great location-but I would say that, wouldn't I? ;)

Here are the slides I

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