Language Teachers Guide to KLOO Games for School



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This video looks at KLOO as French and Spanish MFL resources for schools. We look at what language content is contained in a game of KLOO including:

– what word types are learned
– how grammatically correct sentences are made
– how you can learn foreign words as you play through Discovery Learning
– the word themes of each deck.
– how much foreign language knowledge you need to be able to play

TIME CODES

00:10 What language do you learn when playing KLOO?
00:17 Deal 7 cards
00:28 To start a sentence play a red card first
00:32 Play with Pronouns and Verbs
00:36 How to built a foreign sentence by following coloured arrows
00:46 Using Nouns and articles
00:53 Using adjectives
00:59 Connectives and conjunctions
01:09 Gender Agreement
01:14 Expressions and Phrases
01:18 Clues to translate foreign words and build vocabulary
01:22 Using Discovery Learning to build vocabulary
01:35 How much language do you need to know to play KLOO?
01:48 What foreign vocabulary will you learn?
01:55 Learn French, Spanish and Italian vocabulary about People
01:58 Learn French, Spanish and Italian vocabulary about Places
02:00 Learn French, Spanish and Italian vocabulary about Clothes
02:02 French, Spanish and Italian vocabulary about Everyday Objects
02:05 French, Spanish and Italian vocabulary about Everyday Eating & Drinking

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT KLOO MFL Resource for Schools

What do you learn when playing KLOO? Let’s take a look.

In most games of KLOO, you are dealt seven cards. To score points, you need to make a foreign sentence. The longer the sentence, the more you score. But it’s really easy.

To start your sentence, you play a red card. With red cards, we get to play with pronouns and verbs.

To build your sentence, you just need to follow the colojured arrows. So we are learning grammar too.

So we play a blue card next. That’s a noun with its article in agreement. We can play yellow or green card next.

We’re going to play yellow. That’s an adjective.

Now, a greed card. Green cards are connected to make our sentence longer.

We can now play another blue card now, and another yellow. There’s more gender agreement here.

We can also play a purple card here. So we learn great expressions too.

We also get clues to translate words we don’t know. In this way, we use discovery learning to build vocabulary as we play. You would score a lot of points for this sentence, and learned a lot of language too. And this is just one hand.

How much language do you need in order to start playing KLOO? None. You can play and learn as an absolute beginner, or even if you’re more advanced. Just be ready for how fast you learn.

What about vocabulary? What sort of words will you learn? Each deck covers particular language themes such as people, places, clothes, everyday objects and eating and drinking. And with every deck, you can make three million sentences. That’s a lot of language and a lot of fun.

KLOO, the multi-award winning MFL game that packs a lot of language.

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About KLOO as an MFL Resource

KLOO provides fun language resources and games for schools. In the UK KLOO games are ideal for key stage 2 and key stage 3 French and Spanish. KLOO language Games are available in French, Spanish and Italian.

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  • There is no mention of pronunciation of the Spanish word. How will you know you're saying the word correctly??

    KIMBO BEADS
    Posted June 29, 2020

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