Apologies for lack of recent activity on this blog! I had some uploading problems that (I hope!) are now sorted out and I'm considering a different way of making these and more resources available in a better, more easily searchable way i.e. a website! Whilst I consider how and when to sort this out, I've been in a bit of a stasis with the blog.
However, I've also been asked a lot recently for the phonics materials in French particulary, but also the Spanish and German (author: Leigh McClelland) ones.
So I'm putting these up in this post to make them a bit more visible. (AAaaaaaaaaaaaagh! Still not working - soooo frustrating and I have no time to sort this out!) Ok, so to plan B. I also have put all of the speaking resources that I've been talking about at various events and conferences onto an easy to access wiki page and so if you go there you can download them all really easily.
I'm also involved in some really exciting projects at the moment - a film-making project, a language on film project (using film in lessons project with some resources to download that have been trialled!), a regional spelling bee and our Language Leaders Award, which has been going for a long time, but now has support from Routes into Languages East (and the materials we use to set up and run that are here)
I have to say that all of this has been set up with the support of a phenomenal woman, Sarah Schechter, who works at Anglia Ruskin University and manages projects for Routes into Languages East. I can't give her enough credit for all of these projects. In addition, two colleagues in my department, Jane Driver and Leigh McClelland, have been much of the inspiration and hard-work behind them too.
Hope that's useful - all for now.