I recently had a lecture all about modern language in the primary school. This got me thinking about my experience of modern languages. I started learning modern languages in upper years in primary. I don’t really associate good memories with modern languages. I wasn’t given any choice in which language I learnt. It was quite simple; I was learning French and that was that. Most of my memories include a lot of book work, which wasn’t very exciting. I had a quite old fashioned teacher who I had throughout primary school right up to senior one. After that I had two French teachers. The first although she was nice, was quite strict. She only allowed us to speak French in the classroom, no word English was allowed. Since I already wasn’t very confident in my ability this meant I spoke very little in the classroom. It wasn’t until I got my third and last French teacher that I started to enjoy myself. It’s interesting because out of the three teachers she wasn’t French, she was British. Maybe this is why I liked her. She took things slow; explain things in an easy manner; which allowed me to build my confidence. She also played a lot of games which captured my imagination. So I think if I teach a language I would like to take this fun aspect, which should hold the children’s imagination. I will also not speak solely in the language I am teaching. I do think children need to hear the language but they also need to understand. If they do not understand they might switch off and not participate in that lesson. Overall I hope to make my lesson fun and enjoyable so that children have good memories of learning a modern language.