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Here are 3 powerpoints to help students learn etre, avoir and the alphabet – sorry i’m unable to provide the backing tracks due to copyright: 

Alphabet powerpoint for use with “Every day I love you less and less” by the Kaiser Chiefs

avoir powerpoint for use with Eternal Flame backing track

etre powerpoint for use with Pink Panther song

Linguist brainstorm – my brain falling out on the page!

Creating Linguists card sort for teachersFrench PhonicsNew Technologies glossary of terms

Comberton Languages Conference:Comberton PPT

Windows Movie Maker

Moi j’aime skier

Moi j’aime skier chorus

moi j’aime skier rhyming sets

moi j’aime skier gapped

Editing with Audacity

Getting into Podcasting

Web resources for Podcasting




  1. Hi Sam

    We met at Gatwick yesterday and I have some documents I said I’d send you – please email so I can reply with attachments.



    Comment by Harriet Smith | January 16, 2008 | Reply

  2. I loved your workshop on the Bristol course. Any chance you could email me your phonics /phonemes slides.They were great.

    Comment by Christine Russell | February 1, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hi Steph,
    Thanks again for agreat workshop in Bristol. Hope that your trip to Wales was great. It must have been freezing on that motorbike.
    Encore merci beaucoup. Malgréton rhume ta voix était superbe. tu devrais m’entendre chanter!!! comme une casserole.

    Comment by Marie-France | March 4, 2008 | Reply

  4. I have been using the ‘être’ and ‘avoir’ powerpoints with some of my classes at Robert Mays. They have been received with great enthusiasm! Having been inspired after the area INSET at Fernhill, I’ve created a powerpoint and song to go with the verb ‘aller,’ along to the chorus of Puff the Magic Dragon! I found this song in amongst Razorlight and such others on my daughter’s IPOD! Perhaps others may like to use it! However, I need you to e-mail me so that I can return the document to you.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Comment by Maria Willis | April 8, 2008 | Reply

  5. I hope you don’t mind, but I have tagged you for the Passion Quilt… I really like what you do and your talk in Bristol was really inspiring! Don’t feel obligated to particpate, but I did want to share my posting. Sorry did not have your e-mail address.

    Comment by Marie-France | April 18, 2008 | Reply

  6. Nice to see you yesterday, just browsing now through your blog. Looks good, will try to develop something like this for next year’s students! Need to find the Dutch example…


    Comment by Andrew Sheldrake | May 16, 2008 | Reply

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