Blogs

ebay 016Blogs 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, Weebly and WordPress. Some of the blogs below are aimed at students, some at fellow teachers, some at both.

Updated September 2019

The Language Gym (Mal) is by Gianfranco Conti. Gianfranco teaches at the Garden International School in Kuala Lumpur. It is a rare type of blog, featuring practical classroom advice based on a detailed knowledge of research and theory. Gianfranco and i co-wrote a handbook called The language Teacher Toolkit.

Tales from the salle de classe (USA) is from Megan Sulewski in Detroit.

Nattalingo (UK) is from Nathalie Paris, who has a French book blog on the same site.

Crafting a French Blend (USA) is a reflective blog by Jessica Gillespie.

@MissMeyMFL (UK) is from inventive teacher Kayleigh Meyrick and features ideas for colleagues.

Madame Michael (USA) is a reflective blog for other teachers.

Nathalie FLE (Fr) is a very professional blog by Nathalie Porte. Lots to explore.

JBeattieMFLTeacher (UK) is by Jennifer Beattie. She shares resources.

Educatrix Linguae (UK) is a reflective methodology blog by French and German teacher Esther Bilby (whom I used to teach long ago!). <

JLMFL (UK) is by Jess Lund, Head of French at Michaela Community Schhol, London. She gives examples of that school's unorthodox approach.

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.

Cécile Lainé (USA) writes for other teachers.

La Vie en Two Languages (USA) is by Laura Parker.

Le vrai de vrai (UK) is a blog filled with authentic resources for beginner to intermediate level. Curated by Catrin James.

Madame Fairley's French Class (Can) - a blog from Port Dover, Ontario. Written for her own class. F

Bonne idée (Can) is by Stephanie Bass. She passes on great ideas to fellow teachers.

Mafalda, le FLE, C'est son dada (Fr) is by Félicia M. who teaches FLE (Français Langue Etrangère). It is aimed mainly at students.

Mrdavismfl (UK) is a new reflective blog by Matt Davis from Durrington High School.

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.

filmLe FLE avec Ludovic (Fr) is by Ludovic Gaucher, with contributions from other teachers. You'll find useful ideas and resources here.

Le FLE par les médias (Fr) is a super blog with a videos at various levels.

amacleanmfl (UK) is a nice-looking and interesting reflective blog.

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.

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Rachelhawkes.com has a language learning blog/website with excellent ideas, links and resources.

Learning Linguist (UK) is by Rebecca Nobes.

Maternelle to Molière (UK) is by Annalise Adam and is aimed at fellow teachers with whom she shares lesson ideas on a regular basis.

FrenchCrazy (USA) is from John Elkhoury.

OneSchoolRoom.ca (Can) is from Tanya Campbell.

Madame Eiden's French classes (USA)

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.

Le Français au Lycéee Mount Vernon (USA) is from Catherine Ousselin and Jenna Harvey.

This is Catherine Ousselin's technology blog called 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 who is a teacher, consultant and student.

Entraînement en ligne - FLE by Elena Buric is really a resources site hosted on the Blogger platform. It has a huge range of interesting resources and teaching ideas. Elena posts very frequently. She hosts two other blogs also.

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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.

Douce France (Ire) by Conan Hamill has thoughts about French society and culture, plus activities for his Leaving Certificate (advanced)students. When I last checked it was updated to March 2018.

Dom's MFL page (UK) is a regularly updated blog with all sorts of interesting concise posts.

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 also active on Twitter. See her other blogs.

French Apps for Kids (Ca) is Sylvia Duckworth's brand new blog in which she reviews, er, French apps for kids.

Royds Languages Department (UK) is a good example of a blog which mainly features students' work.

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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.