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.

For October we celebrate Autumn, the link between Literature and Speaking, and the Literature event at the Institut Français !

If you are looking for texts for Autumn try just putting the word ‘Autumn’ in the Search box.
Or search for these favourites :
El arbolillo

Herbst
Die Vogelscheuche

http://all-literature.wikidot.com/dataentry:il-pleure-dans-mon-coeur
http://all-literature.wikidot.com/dataentry:chanson-d-automne
Verlaine’s lovely ‘Chanson d’automne’ was used in World War II to send coded messages from Special Operations Executive (SOE) to the French Resistance about the timing of the Invasion of Normandy.
It is short and rhythmic and is a wonderful example if a poem to be recited.

ALL with Routes into Languages developed a Recitation competition ‘Strictly Speaking’ aimed at students in early Secondary http://all-literature.wikidot.com/dataentry:strictly-speaking
This can be adapted to local need and time availability of course and in Summer 2018 a version called ‘Poetry Live’ was run from St Mary’s University Twickenham with Year 8 pupils from local Surrey schools (and their families and teachers). The Teacher’s Pack includes a short anthology from which readings can be chosen, but there are many more in this wiki of course.

On the theme of the Anthology, if you are looking for a challenge for an Activity Week or similar event, you might be inspired by this entry : http://all-literature.wikidot.com/dataentry:anthologie-poetique. It comes from France but can be adapted to any language, of course. Pupils are asked to select a poem (or other text) for an anthology, write it up, record it, and review it briefly; it can then be published and use as evidence of speaking ability.

Remember to visit the other ALL wikis:
ALL Grammar Wiki [http://all-grammar.wikidot.com/]
ALL Writing & Translation Wiki [http://all-writingtranslation.wikidot.com/]
ALL Progression & Transition Wiki [http://all-progressiontransition.wikidot.com/]
ALL Speaking wiki [http://all-speaking.wikidot.com/]


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Latest texts

Un Noël pour le loup (Contributor: Nathalie Paris)

Pipí caca (Contributor: Nathalie Paris)

Allo! Allo? (Contributor: Nathalie Paris)

Pluie, vent, soleil (Contributor: Nathalie Paris)

Charles Aznavour (Contributor: Steven Fawkes)

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
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