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.
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Further content is listed on the right-hand bar of this Home Page.


Related books launched in 2019

Bloomsbury Academic : Teaching Literature in Modern Foreign Languages including a chapter on this wiki .

Encore! With a song in my scheme of work’ by Steven Fawkes for the benefit of ALL on the ALL website.


The feature on Songs (Spring 2019) and Culture (Summer 2019) have been moved into the section on the right-hand bar called 'Multilingual sources' as a group of attached documents


Focus: Grammar emerging from authentic texts

A number of recent contributions have noted their support for observing, or manipulating grammatical features . Here are some collected from around the wiki; remember that teachers often describe in their contribution how they exploit the text, which may be for reading, speaking, listening or writing. Simply put the title in the Search box to find the reference.

French
L’ogre – formation of plurals
Les imparfaits – examples of Imperfect Tense verbs as part of a memory poem
Les vacances au bord de la mer - examples of Imperfect Tense verbs for habitual events in a song
Pour un art poétique – grammar used in a recipe (poem)
Conjugaisons et interrogations - Multiple examples of tenses of French verbs ,
including question forms and negatives in this poem.
Le message - Relative clause with que; preceding direct object rule in this short poem
Pourquoi que je vis – pour + infinitive in a song
La lettre de Lili - observing agreements / verb endings in a famous literary letter

German
das doofe Fischlied – article + adjective + noun pattern in declining cases is a very silly song
Tales from Brothers Grimm - Haben, sein, possessive adjectives
Die Vogelscheuche - – verb endings (poem)
Herbst - Abstract nouns (poem)
Der Asra - Imperfect tense forms, adverbs, dependent clauses (poem)
Der Ball der Tiere – Questions, verb as second idea (poem)
Fragen einer Ananas – word order in questions (poem)
Keine Maschine - Ein / kein, Wenn …, ich will (muss / kann..)+ inf.
Prepositions and cases (song)

Spanish
Beyonce - If followed by imperfect subjunctive plus conditional tense. (Song)
Casa - plural adjectives, adjectival position – poem
Un hombre sin cabeza – poder and infinitive verbs – poem
La Tortuga – Preterite / Past tenses – poem
Vivir mi vida - Voy a + infinitive, para + infinitive, poder + infinitive
On the website http://www.todoele.net/canciones/Cancion_list.asp
authentic Spanish songs are sorted by title, grammar, and themes.

There are many more !



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ALL Speaking wiki [http://all-speaking.wikidot.com/]


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Latest texts

L'âne Trotro - le roi de la galette (Contributor: Nathalie Paris)

Berthe fête Noël (Contributor: Nathalie Paris)

Le sapin de Noël de Trotro (Contributor: Nathalie Paris)

Pagne des fiançailles (Contributor: Steven Fawkes)

Est-ce que tu m'aimes? (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
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

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