French songs to sing to tunes you already know

The songs from J’aime Beaucoup Chanter en Français are now available to download from our website for FREE. You can sing in French about transport, countries, school subjects and many other topics you may have thought couldn’t have songs written about them! The songs are easy to learn because you Read more…

Sing your way through isolation with J’aime Chanter

All the songs from J’aime Chanter are now available to download for FREE from our website (see Sample audio files). We hope you enjoy singing your way through your isolation. https://www.brilliantpublications.co.uk/book/jaime-chanter-207 If you have a spare moment (unlikely we know) we’d love to see how you use the songs. Perhaps Read more…

Physical Spanish Phonics has been published

You have been asking for a Spanish version of our popular Physical French Phonics for ages and we have been working tirelessly on it for you. Well, the good news is it has now arrived! Physical Spanish Phonics is a multisensory approach to teaching Spanish phonics. Interactive video and audio Read more…

Faster French with more understanding

What are the two activities that develop pupils’ ability with French far more effectively than any other? The answer is, as you may already know, through the use of stories and through singing. Because both stories and songs put the French the children hear and vocalise into a full context, Read more…

How did it all start?

Why knowing the origins of human communication helps us find better methods of teaching a foreign language. There is much debate as to the way in which human language developed as our species evolved.   But many would agree that an early part of the evolution would have been the calling Read more…

The habit of memory

What is the most effective way of helping children learn to use French phrases and grammar without thinking?  Although it may not seem always to be so, most humans forget very little.  In other words we don’t lose memories; we lose the habit of recalling that memory.  Fortunately this can Read more…

FREE Les problèmes logiques et latéraux for developing French reading & interpreting skills at KS3 and KS4

This is just one of the activities in the FREE worksheet series from the popular resource, Les problèmes logiques et latéraux. To request your copy of the FREE worksheet series, simply visit www.brilliantpublications.co.uk/pages/render_page/115. The puzzles in this book are a fun, challenging and engaging way to practise reading French, designed Read more…

Not when, but how.

A resource showing pupils HOW to use French Language whilst helping to deliver the KS2 Programmes of Study The older pupils get, it appears there is a shift from wondering HOW they will use the knowledge that they have learned to wondering WHEN they will use the knowledge that they have learned. Read more…

Sit still or wiggle?

Just because children are told to sit still, that doesn’t mean that’s the best way to study. “Put a group of 8 year olds in a room and play some music with a clear rhythm, and they will move.  Some will move gracefully, others may jump about waving their arms Read more…