Blogs seem to come and go, but here are some (hopefully) up to date and interesting blogs. If you have a good, regularly updated blog please send me your link and I'll add it to my list. Blogs are so easy to set up. Popular platforms are Blogger, Squarespace and WordPress. Some of the blogs below are aimed at students, some at fellow teachers, some at both.
Checked July 2023
The Language Gym (Mal) is by Gianfranco Conti. Gianfranco is a writer and reacher educator with many years of classroom experience. It is a rare type of blog, featuring practical classroom advice based on a detailed knowledge of research and theory. Gianfranco and I have co-written the handbook The Language Teacher Toolkit (now in its second edition), Breaking the Sound Barrier: Teaching Language Learners How to Listen (2019) and Memory: What Every Language Teacher Should Know (2021).
Nattalingo (UK) is from Nathalie Paris, who has a French book blog on the same site.
Ludi Jones' T & L page (UK) is not a blog, but a Padlet full of links to do with teaching, memory, research, behaviour, well-being, questioning and more. Ludi is an MFL teacher, but many of the links are to general teaching and learning issues, including cognitive science. Lots to explore.
James Stubbs: The Target Language Classroom (UK) is a rich source of ideas.
I Love French Australia (Aus) is from Katerina Forrester.
Lesson: Impossible (USA) is by Aviva Levin. A refreshingly different take on language teaching.
Mme Moghtader (USA) is by Sarah Moghtader. Lesson ideas with a leaning towards cultural competence. NEW 7.7.23
MrDavisMFL (UK) is by a teacher at Durrington High School. Last updated 2018.
M(F)L Teacher (UK) is by Miss Fedrizzi.
The nice man who teaches languages (UK) is a reflective blog by Vincent Everett, a highly experienced teacher from Norfolk, England.
Kayleigh Meyrick (UK) is an inventive teacher whose blog features ideas for colleagues.
Madame Michael (USA) is a reflective blog for other teachers.
What Jane Learnt Next (UK) is by Jane Basnett. She shares pedagogical ideas, with some focus on technology.
Nathalie FLE (Fr) is a very professional blog by Nathalie Porte. Lots to explore.
MFL Classroom Magic is about classroom pedagogy. Written by a former trainee of mine. Last updated 2020.
Transform MFL (UK) is an anonymous blog by a teacher in England. It has a particular agenda, which is the improve the GCSE exam in England.
The Languagesresources Blog (UK) is by Samantha Broom who also runs the excellent website of the same name.
Hbsmuffle (UK) is from the MFL department department at Henrietta Barnett School and their Head of Department Paul Haywood.
Everyday MFL (UK) is by an anonymous new MFL teacher. It is aimed at other teachers.
InToward Proficiency (USA) Cécile Lainé writes for other teachers. The emphasis is on a CI (Comprehensible Input approach.)
Le vrai de vrai (UK) is a blog filled with authentic resources for beginner to intermediate level. Curated by Catrin James.
Mafalda, le FLE, C'est son dada (Fr) is by Félicia M. who teaches FLE (Français Langue Etrangère). It is aimed mainly at students.
Madame's Musings (USA) is by Lisa Shepard who shares her classroom practice with other teachers. She favours a "proficiency based" approach, with lots of target language input and less grammar than usual.
Madame l'Enseignante. This blog is written in French for other teachers. The sub-heading of the blof title is Vulgarisation de la littérature scientifique dans le monde de l'éducation.
Rachelhawkes.com has a language learning blog/website with excellent ideas, links and resources.
FrenchCrazy (USA) is from John Elkhoury.
OneSchoolRoom.ca (Can) is from Tanya Campbell.
Lawless French (USA) is Laura K. Lawless's informative blog. Laura ran the About site for a long time.
Fun with French (UK) is a blog with great ideas for primary pupils.
The French Corner (USA) is by Samantha Decker from New York State.
Agreenmouse has teaching ideas for younger learners, often with videos.
Resources and Ideas for Language Teachers (UK) is by Neil Jones, a teacher from London. It has more Spanish than French ideas and resources but many are adaptable.
Learning as I go/Mes aventures en apprentissage (Ca) is by Monique Bowes.
FLExplorations (USA) is Elizabeth Caspari's blog in which she talks mainly about cultural aspects and lesson ideas.
MyFrenchTeacher (Ire) is by Julien Porzadny, a teacher in Ireland. It is aimed at his own students.
Teaching FSL (Can) is Mme Aiello's blog aimed at fellow French teachers.
Le blog de frenchteacher (Fr) by Vanessa-George Barraud has resources and
articles for French learners at all levels.
Changing Phase (UK) is from Clare Seccombe in the Sunderland area. Focus on primary and Key Stage 3. Good on practical ideas.
Light Bulb Languages (UK) is the blog which accompanies the excellent Light Bulb Languages web site.
Sylvia Duckworth (Ca) is a highly exoerienced teacher and networker.
French Apps for Kids (Ca) is Sylvia Duckworth's blog in which she reviews French apps for kids.
Helen Myers (UK) from Ashcombe School writes occasional posts often relating to the content of recent language conferences. Good links to other people too.
Vamonos (UK) is from Lisa Stevens in Sutton Coldfield. She is a Spanish specialist working at primary level, but her blog has plenty of crossover to languages generally.
En français, s'il vous plaît (Ko) is by students from the French department at Chungbuk university, South Korea. There are features about Korean life in French.