PRIMARY LANGUAGE TEACHING WITH A DIFFERENCE
Inspiring a love of nature and of languages
I teach French and Spanish outdoors bringing together my love of nature and of languages. I am qualified as a Hill and Moorland Leader, I have my Outdoor First Aid certificate and I am a trained, experienced and well respected language specialist.
I have been a language teacher for 15 years and I am a keen advocate of outdoor learning. I am certain that children feel freer and less inhibited once they are outside and even those who struggle in the classroom may have the chance to blossom and flourish.
I have developed new schemes of work encompassing a wide range of topics in line with the school curriculum bringing in the natural world at every opportunity. I also make sure we do some indoor learning to tie in with National Curriculum guidelines for reading and writing in MFL.
Please contact me for more details and availability.
JUNIOR SCHOOL LEARNING
Children learn through play and role play is very important. Essentially they must feel happy and comfortable to speak the other language. Here you can see they are enjoying asking for pizza with their woodland animals.
In my lessons with young children I always like to end with a story to settle and calm them and bring together what we have learned that day.
Junior school pupils also need the chance to run and play and learning outside can be extremely effective. I can teach them using props and there is so much more space to get them moving and speaking and working in pairs. I also build in reading activities and dictionary and written tasks for the classroom.