Recalibration and Carrying on Regardless (with NaNoWriMo)

When I started teaching - hard to believe now - it was in front of a blackboard, the heel of my hand permanently chalky.  But a few years later, a brand new interactive whiteboard was installed in my classroom.  For the uninitiated, this now-standard (in UK classrooms at least) piece of equipment uses a special… Continue reading Recalibration and Carrying on Regardless (with NaNoWriMo)

So you’ve learned French?  Now here’s how to actually speak it…

You've learned some French at school, maybe at university, or perhaps you've lived long enough in France or a francophone country to learn the language.  You can buy bread, order lunch, arrange a delivery, even sort things out over the phone with the electric company or the mairie.  But when it comes to having an… Continue reading So you’ve learned French?  Now here’s how to actually speak it…