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Manie Musicale FAQ

When does the competition run? • You can begin competing in FluentKey’s competition with your students on March 16th, but the official Manie Musicale competition run by Mme. Carbonneau and Mme. Fournier starts on March 17th. The official Manie Musicale website can be found here. The competition ends on the same day as the official […]

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My experience at NECTFL

Pre-NECTFL: on the Plane and Prepping Finally, the anxiety ends, and the excitement begins! Before any conference (or any time I travel), I can’t truly be excited about it until I’m on the plane. There’s an endless list of things that could be done before, so it’s hard for me to feel excited until I […]

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From Research to English: Intro

Hey awesome teachers! For the next few months, I’m going to be doing something different with my blog posts. I received a Master of Public Health, and much of my academic training revolved around reading and writing scientific articles. I have mixed feelings about research and research protocols, but that is a long discussion for […]

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How to add a video or audio clip to FluentKey

  FluentKey is a resource for language teachers. As such, we want teachers to be able to add their own content for their classes. You can copy and paste a link from YouTube, or upload a file directly from your computer! We support the following types of files: .mp4, .mov, .m4v, .avi, .mp3, .m4a  Step-by-step: […]

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How to find the perfect video for your language class

One of the main reasons FluentKey was founded was to help save language teachers time! On average, teachers spend 45 minutes searching for a video for just 1 class period. Does that sound familiar? (This time frame doesn’t even include developing activities around the video.) We make it simple. You can search by keyword, using […]

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Meet the Team: Mandy

Hey y’all! If you’re on our subscriber list, I’m sure you’ve seen my name a lot, so I wanted to introduce myself! I joined FluentKey in September as the Chief Marketing Officer & Interim Director of Spanish. Prior to joining the team, I earned a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies and a Master […]

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FluentKey 2020: What’s new

Happy New Year! We enjoyed some nice family time (especially with the #FluentKeyDogs), but we also made a lot of improvements during the winter break. Check-out all the updates below: Major technology improvements & bug fixes: • Major performance improvements – increasing the speed and responsiveness of all areas of the site. • FluentKey Live […]

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Auto-grading in the Language Classroom

Want to reduce your workload? How about reducing the number of grades you manually correct? FluentKey provides an easy way to incorporate auto-grading into the language classroom! You can use them as homework, individual class work, or play it live with your class! There are many auto-graded assessment types that you can create:  multiple choice (select […]

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FluentKey vs. EdPuzzle: What’s the difference?

I’ve seen many comparisons between FluentKey and EdPuzzle. So you may be wondering, which one should I use?  FluentKey was actually developed in part because I would spend sleepless nights making EdPuzzle activities for my French classes. My goal was to provide my students with authentic exposure to the language in a fun and engaging way. […]

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Día de muertos (day of the dead) – video resources

Authentic video resources can be incredibly difficult to find, especially for specific events, holidays, and traditions. These resources can be even harder to find when you need one that is level appropriate for your students. (Your students won’t get much out of a video where they can only recognize 50% of the words.) For el […]