Free CPD events in Chesterfield and Sunderland

Earlier this year we promised some more free CPD events, and we’re being true to our word! Two events are scheduled – in Chesterfield and in Sunderland. Why not come along? The frequent TILT events (Technology in Language Teaching) feature plenty of ideas and suggestions for the language classroom, and include a keynote speech from… Read More »

Eurovision Song Contest 2017

The Eurovision playlists have been subscribed to on YouTube, and as ever, it’s disappointing for we linguists to see just how few are being sung in a language other than English. Even the French have cheated a little this time – although Alma sings Requiem entirely in French in her official video (below) it looks… Read More »

Pronounce Live now for everyone!

Need some help in improving your pronunciation, but don’t have anyone to practise with? Pronounce Live might just be the solution!   To support students’ speaking practice at home, Sanako has launched an on-line version of its very popular Pronounce product – no installation or downloads are required, and so it is a true online… Read More »

Free CPD event at Plymouth University

Attention MFL teachers in the South West of England! If you are based within striking distance of Plymouth, why not come along for a day of free CPD courtesy of Sanako on 14th March? These frequent TILT events (Technology in Language Teaching) feature plenty of ideas and suggestions for the language classroom, and include a… Read More »

Winter discount offer

Sanako is once again offering a winter discount to customers in the UK, valid until the end of January 2017. The robust, high precision, high quality audio headsets come with a choice of connectors (see pictures below) and are ideally suited to withstand the day to day trials of the classroom. Use the contact details… Read More »

Platform Autumn 2016: The big focus for 2018

Our Autumn update has arrived, and if you haven’t seen it yet, why not take a look here? This time around, we have these treats for you: Wendy Adeniji reflects on the new GCSE and how this will impact our teaching over the next couple of years The Leys School, Solihull School and University of… Read More »

Free trial – Pronounce Live!

The good people at Sanako are offering a free trial of their latest on-line product – Pronounce Live! To support students’ speaking practice at home, Sanako has launched an on-line version of its very popular Pronounce product – no installation or downloads are required, and so it is a true online solution for pronunciation practice.… Read More »

Calling primary language teachers in England!

Our friends at NALA (National Association of Language Advisers) are undertaking some research around primary languages. They are gathering information about how schools are implementing the teaching and learning of languages in primary schools in England now that languages form part of the statutory curriculum.  If you are involved in primary language teaching in any way,… Read More »