Sunday, 27 November 2016

20 new resources

I've uploaded 20 new resources this evening.  Among them:

Monday, 21 November 2016

Survey results: Resources for KS3 and KS4

Many thanks to everyone who has responded over the last week to our survey about resources that you would like for Key Stages 3 and 4.  There were 51 responses altogether.

Here are the results:

We asked which language(s) the respondent teaches.  Many respondents named more than one language.

French
96%
Spanish
53%
German
31%
Other
10%

Respondents were asked to select the type of resources that they would like to see more of on Light Bulb Languages.

Grammar drills
61%
KS3 Translation activities, English into the new language
80%
KS3 Translation activities, new language into English
77%
KS4 Translation activities, English into the new language
80%
KS4 Translation activities, new language into English
73%
Tarsia puzzles
33%
Crosswords and wordsearches to practise grammar
22%
Crosswords and wordsearches to practise vocabulary
22%
KS3 reading texts
80%
KS4 reading texts
77%
Worksheets based on text book topics
65%
Pair speaking activities such as Trapdoor and 5 in a row
73%
PowerPoints to explain grammar
33%
Other
10%

This tells us that 
  1. users are not so interested in Tarsia puzzles, crosswords, wordsearches and PowerPoints
  2. users are looking for grammar drills, worksheets based on text book topics, speaking activities and especially translation activities and reading texts.
We also asked which text books people are using.

FRENCH
SPANISH
GERMAN
Studio
24
Mira
13
Stimmt
9
Expo
16
Viva
11
Echo
6
AQA for GCSE
9
AQA for GCSE
5
AQA for GCSE
3
Allez
3
Listos
2
Edexcel for GCSE
1
Metro
2
Amigos
1

Edexcel for GCSE
1
None
1
Equipe
1
Caminos
1
None
1
iGCSE
1
Tricolore total
1


This gives a good indication of where to focus our efforts, so thanks again to everyone.  Watch out for resources coming soon.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

37 new resources today

I've uploaded 37 new resources:

I'm just starting out with German, so please let me know if you find any errors, and I'll correct them right away!

Friday, 30 September 2016

New interactives with Sugarcane

I've uploaded some French Grammar interactives and some Spanish Grammar interactives made with Sugarcane.  They are most suitable for KS3 and KS4, although more experienced KS2 learners may be able to access some.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

33 Interactives and 10 other resources

This morning I have uploaded 28 Quizlet lists for French, Spanish and German, to go with the other interactives, and 5 interactive German games.

There are also some new resources for KS2 French, telling the time - thanks Catherine! - and some new KS3 Spanish worksheets - thanks Marie!

Monday, 19 September 2016

First Primary German resources!

My 13 year old daughter has just started to learn German at school.  You may remember from previous posts that I know next-to-no German.  So I am tackling Duolingo German (which I have to say I am really liking so far) in order to be able to help her and/or understand what she is doing.

My limited knowledge thus far has enabled me to make today the first 27 Primary German resources.  KS3 teachers might like some of them too.

As I learn more, I'll be able to add more!

Monday, 16 May 2016