Category Archives: Primary

We’re moving …

We’ve been very busy over the summer and are delighted to report that we’re moving to a brand new website very soon. All existing Radio Lingua Schools accounts will be moved over to our new Coffee Break Academy for Schools site, and you will be able to access your High Five and Coffee Break language courses there. When the new site launches you won’t have to do anything: you’ll automatically be redirected to the correct place and will be able to access your courses using your existing username (school email address) and password. Please bear with us as we put the finishing touches to the site and update all accounts. We’ll email all users when the move has been made. Thanks for your patience in the meantime.

Festive Phrases

Festive Phrases 2016

We’re delighted to announce that Festive Phrases is back once more for 2016. Each day of December your pupils can “open another door” on our linguistic advent calendar and learn a festive greeting from around the world.   Read more…

High Five Spanish launch

Following the success of   High Five French, we’re delighted to announce that High Five Spanish launches on 5th May 2016. This new resource for primary Spanish features 40 video and audio lessons, along with teachers’ notes, activity sheets and classroom ideas. Join Sophie as she learns Spanish in Spain with her friends Marina and Miguel.

Join us at Language Show Live

We’re delighted to be back in London this weekend talking to thousands of language learners and teachers from across the country. If you’re in London from 16-18 October 2015, please come by and say hello.

High Five Spanish Kids

Announcing High Five Spanish

We’re delighted to announce that in 2016 we’ll be launching a Spanish version of our very popular primary French course High Five French. In the forty video and audio lessons of the course, children can join Sophie as she learns Spanish with her friends Marina and Miguel.

Halloween à la française

Hallowe’en is coming! Let’s find out about what freakish fun they have in France. Did you know that Hallowe’en as we know it wasn’t really celebrated in France until quite recently? There was no dressing up. No visiting neighbours to get treats or do tricks. No decorations, and no pumpkins! However, in this article we’ll see that nowadays people enjoy Hallowe’en house parties, and in restaurants and clubs too.

Halloween in Spain

El Día de las Brujas – celebrating Hallowe’en in Spain

Hallowe’en is coming! But have you ever thought about how the day is marked or celebrated in other parts of the world? In Spain, Hallowe’en is known as El Día de las Brujas (the Day of the Witches). Spain borrows some traditions from the USA, which originally came from Ireland and Scotland, but each region of Spain has added a local flavour to the celebration. 

Introducing new pricing for High Five French

In response to requests from schools across the country, we’ve introduced a new pricing structure to access our High Five French video and audio resource for primary French. Our prices are based on the size of the school, so the resource now costs only £99 per annum for schools of up to 99 pupils, £149 per annum for schools of 100-299 pupils and £179 per annum for schools of 300+ pupils. All prices are subject to VAT at 20% in the UK*.

CISS Today

Chinese language and culture in Scottish schools

Over the past few months Radio Lingua Schools has been working closely with colleagues at CISS, the Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools, and SCILT, Scotland’s Centre for Languages, creating a video documentary about the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture in schools …

Introducing High Five French

High Five French is a brand new resource aimed at younger learners of French. Featuring engaging video and audio materials, worksheets and notes for teachers, the series aims to encourage children to build their language skills,