Love languages, love books... love le Bibliobook at Natta-lingo!!
I aim to support (with or without the bus) the hard work which is being done by teachers, parents and carers to develop literacy, reading and the learning of languages ; I do this by giving children and adults the opportunity to share stories in another language. They all learn whilst enjoying themselves in a unique environment.
Pupils and staff (up to a whole class at a time), children and their parents or carers, all can enjoy having a look around the bus, listening to stories in French, doing reading activities, speaking French with puppets, singing and playing games! You can check our availability here. Do get in touch if you would like to find out what the fuss is all about!
I also offer Spanish and German!
What/who is Natta-Lingo ?? Find out more here!
I have owned the bus for 2 years now and I am excited to be in our 3rd academic year with it ! It’s been as far as Leeds and Doncaster but has otherwise travelled around the North East : Lanchester, Stanley, Newcastle, Ushaw Moor, Consett, Burnopfield, Washington, Darlington, Shildon, Blyth, Cramlington, Ashington, Ebchester, Bishop Awkland... Where else will it go ? Is anyone in Yorkshire, the Lake District or South Scotland interested ? I’d love to drive over to work with you !
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The most recent articles
As I knew this was a very popular book in primary languages lessons, I posted in the Facebook group "Languages in Primary Schools" asking for contributions... and was overwhelmed by them all! Here are all the ideas I collated from that post! "Matching pairs cards (attached) - various steps (...)
When my son was little, this was one of his favourite books; however I know that it appeals to older children too! Have a go at the activities below and you will see!
Language of text: French
Type of text: picture book
Author or source: Benoit Charlat
Intended age of students: (...)
I wanted to share with you some of my learning from the ALL’s annual conference, my 3rd one only to date...but I wouldn’t miss it for the world now!
Please note you need to be a member to access the presentations. Find out more about joining the association here.
The 1st session I attended (...)
I can’t actually remember how I came across this book - I wish I did so I could thank whoever sent it my way! It is amazing and has so much potential for our young languages learners!!
I must confess it makes me feel bad that when my bilingual (English and French) son, age 5, started making (...)
Presentation at UK Lingua 2017 about switching from one language to another during our lessons and how we manage those transitions
I am very proud to say that I helped to organise the UK Lingua conference this year and it was a great success: the atmosphere was friendly as well as supportive and we all learned so much! OK, we ran out of drinks on the Saturday lunchtime and we will learn from that... It didn’t take anything (...)