Multilingual flashcard: Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! Now you can celebrate in 10 languages and spread awareness about looking after our planet. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and, now, events take place in nearly 200 countries around the world. The focus this year is on reducing plastic waste, an issue which is greatly damaging a lot of…

Multilingual flashcards: I’m tired!

“I’m tired” in 10 languages Today’s post was supposed to be a recap of YA Shot, which was an amazing event where I got to meet loads of lovely people – authors, bloggers, publishers etc. Unfortunately it was also a very long day so I’m exhausted. I spent most of yesterday sleeping, then getting ready…

Multilingual flashcard: Read

Read in 10 languages Start your week as you mean to go on – by picking up a book and getting stuck in! It doesn’t matter what your book of choice is, but be nice to yourself and let yourself have the time to snuggle up with a great book and a hot beverage of…

Multilingual flashcard: Relax

Relax in 10 languages Hope all the teachers out there are getting a chance to relax (and read!) over the Easter holidays. I also hope that anyone who is back to work is looking forward t a nice, relaxing weekend! What do you do to relax? Let me know in the comments! I like to…

Hanyang University Introduction to Korean Week 2

See Week 1 of the course here. This is a free course offered on the Futurelearn MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform. It lasts for 6 weeks and is designed to take around 3 hours a week. You can sign up now to be e-mailed when the next session opens, which should be within the…

Multilingual flashcard: Dew

Dew in 10 languages I love being up early enough to see the grass jewelled with dew. Spiderwebs gleaming in the early morning sunshine.I walk through a park to get to work and really enjoy getting a bit of greenery (or ‘shinrinyoku’/ forest-bathing as it is called in Japan) into my day! Have you ever…

Multilingual flashcard: Caterpillar

Caterpillar in 10 languages Following on from Spring flowers, I started thinking about the creepy crawlies that seem to come out of the woodwork when the weather gets nicer. I’ve already spotted some intrepid ants venturing into the classroom looking for crumbs left from the children’s lunches, and a few sleepy bumblebees seem to waking…

Waiting on Wednesday: When The Mountains Roared

When the Mountains Roared Written by Jess Butterworth 282 pages Published by Orion Publication date: 5th April 2018 Genre: Contemporary, Travel Age range: 9+ Summary (from Goodreads): I thought we’d live here forever. But then I thought Mum would be here forever too. When Ruby’s dad uproots her from Australia to set up a hotel…

Book Review: Stardust

Stardust Written by Jeanne Willis Illustrated by Briony May Smith 32 pages Published by Nosy Crow Publication date: 7th September 2017 Summary (from Goodreads): One little girl dreams of being a star. But whether it’s finding Mum’s lost wedding ring or winning the fancy-dress prize, her big sister always shines brighter. Yet for her grandad…

Multilingual flashcard: Hyacinth

Hyacinth in 10 languages Continuing with my theme of spring flowers, despite it being rather a grey morning here. See snowdrop, daffodil , crocus and tulip in 10 languages by clicking on the name of each flower. Hyacinths are one of my favourite spring flowers because they smell so heavenly. I almost always end up…