Welcome to the Association for Language Learning wiki to support learning languages through literary texts.
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The wiki features the generous contributions of UK Language teachers – case studies focussing on the uses of Literature and Texts with 7 – 14 year-olds in the Language classroom.

You can read their suggestions and contributions freely below. If you have a contribution to make, you need to create an account with 'wikidot' and join this site. Click on the grey button in the top right corner.
To contribute please click below ‘ Click here to make a new entry ’

Further content is listed on the right-hand bar of this Home Page.
The feature on Songs (Spring 2019) has been moved into the section on the right-hand bar called 'Multilingual sources' as a group of attached documents

Focus on Culture

Culture in the Language classroom embraces not just High Culture - literary, musical and artistic creations – but also everyday aspects of lifestyle relating to food and drink, to sport and pastimes, to music and media, to the way people lead their lives. Some of these aspects are international, spread by global communications, and some remain specific to places and people. All of them are engaging because they emerge from human existence, creativity and interactions, and all of them are consequently worth finding out about, talking or writing about as intrinsically interesting elements of lessons which stimulate responses.

The Literature wiki contains many resources which explore different aspects of culture, often combined with suggestions from teachers of how to exploit them in order to build motivation and/or support language learning.
The ‘Culture for teachers’ area in the right hand column is designed for teachers wishing to keep up to date with developments in their target language countries. Please add your suggestions!
Photos are an obvious source of cultural information; if you have copyright-free photos to contribute please add them as usual, possibly in a Powerpoint/ pdf file with suggestions for exploitation. There is a brief example Powerpoint / pdf ‘Interacting with photographs’ attached to the Pedagogy and research section.

You can use the Search function to look for specific themes, but here are some starting points from the French pages of the wiki:

Interactive online quizzes (on cultural themes)
https://www.leplaisirdapprendre.com/quiz-france/histoire.html
https://www.leplaisirdapprendre.com/quiz-france/

Video
Most of the Song entries on the wiki are accompanied by video, as well as some of the film extracts.
There is a brief overview of Exploiting video resources in the Pedagogy and research section

Text
https://www.1jour1actu.com
Current: https://www.1jour1actu.com/culture/5-questions-denfants-sur-notre-dame-de-paris/

http://www.topito.com/top-accessoires-insolites-chats
http://www.topito.com/top-grands-classiques-bd-lire-avant-mourir-culte
http://www.linternaute.com/encyclopedie/

Music
See the documents on Songs attached to Multilingual Sources section.

Names
At the end of TV news magazine programmes in France they often greet the people whose fête is being celebrated. This fête relates to people’s given name, often the name of a saint of the Christian church, here organised by date
https://nominis.cef.fr/contenus/prenom/calendrier/simple/2019/4.html

The nominis website is a rich source of information about given / Christian names
https://nominis.cef.fr/contenus/prenom/alphabetique.html
This page lists alphabetically given names and might be useful for phoneme practice?
There are lists for names of Biblical, mythological, regional and natural origin, and a list of the popular French composed names starting with Ada-Laure.

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Click here to make a new entry for the wiki.

Once you have created and saved a page, click on the 'files' button at the bottom of the page to attach any sort of file. You also use this button to view files already attached.

Use the search box in the side bar to search for particular topics.

Latest texts

Le loup qui voyageait dans le temps (Contributor: Nathalie Paris)

Un lion à Paris (Contributor: Nathalie Paris)

Favourite songs 3 (Contributor: Rosalind Venables)

Favourite songs 2 (Contributor: Rosalind Venables)

Favourite songs 1 (Contributor: Glennis Pye)

Click here to see list of French texts French Click here to see list of German texts German Click here to see list of Spanish texts Spanish Click here to see list of other texts Other texts
Click here to see list of available French texts Click here to see list of available German texts Click here to see list of available Spanish texts Click here to see list of available other language texts

ALL cannot be responsible for the accuracy of the references on this wiki, although links were checked at the time of their contribution.

The editorial group has tried to acknowledge any copyright issues. If there are others, please advise us at ku.gro.segaugnal-LLA|ofni#ku.gro.segaugnal-LLA|ofni and we will attempt to rectify or remove any offending material.
In relation to contributors' suggestions about the exploitation of texts, the copyright for those ideas remains with the original author, and not with ALL. We are grateful for the sharing of these ideas.

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