About/Reviews

A Green Mouse is a free French and Spanish language-learning website for beginners and intermediates named after a French nursery rhyme, ‘Une Souris Verte’, in part because it also tries to encourage children to take an interest in the natural world, for example via resources such as this true story in Spanish about a tiny fledgling falling asleep in the wrong place.  Why?  ¿Por qué?  ¿Por qué? Porque no sabe nada …

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©  A Green Mouse

A Green Mouse is listed as ‘an inspiring project’ on  Speak to the Future.
A Green Mouse was a Content Partner on TES (the Times Educational Supplement Online) from 2012 until December 2015, and still shares free resources on TES, very grateful for their support, not least the mention in their February 2013 magazine:

image of A Green Mouse article in the Times Educational Supplement

Introduction
French Resources
Spanish Resources

A Green Mouse was created by Susie Mair.  She can be contacted via the  TES website, Twitter, or by Email:

Email: contact@agreenmouse.com


REVIEWS + TESTIMONIALS:

Re: Las Fallas – Spanish Festival
– “Really helpful video clearly explaining Fallas.”

Re:  Reflexive Verb Practice in French
–  “Excellent travail – J’utilise vos vidéos avec succès auprès d’étudiants adultes analphabètes ou de niveau préalable en français langue seconde .”

– “What an excellent lesson.  I will be using it with my Form 2 after class.  Thank you so much!”

Re: Hobbies in Spanish – Sport and Music
– “A really helpful resource that could be used for pre/flipped learning.  Love the hockey-playing dog. :)”

Re:  My Family in Spanish
–  “Perfect”

Re:   ¿Por qué? Porque no sabe nada … 
–   “Characteristically beautiful, moving, life-affirming resource from  A Green Mouse.”

Re:  Spanish Stories
– “Pupils loved your brilliant stories this week. Thank you!”

Re:  Parts of the Body in French
–  “Really excellent visuals and organization of content.  I’m an adult learner but I still really appreciate your videos.  They make learning fun and easy.  Great job!”
–  “Thank you so much for sharing, you are helping to inspire teachers and students all over the world!

Re:  Avoir Practice
– “This helped me for my  Avoir Test.  Thanks!”
– “Excellent, can’t wait to use it!”

Re – Je m’appelle Billy:
– “Very inspiring for young students, great for homework pronunciation practice.”
– “Lovely resource which will be so useful for my French teaching to home-educated children.”
– “This is genius. Thank you!”

Re – Spanish Hamster Story – Se llama Bugatti:
– “Brilliant, thank you so much! This will make a perfect starter video for my year 7 lesson on pets. We have been using the third person to describe our family using ‘se llama’ and ‘tiene’ so this links in beautifully.

Re – Spring in French:
– “This is a great way to start discussion about spring and what should be happening, as well as what actually is due to the weather!”

Re – A New Puppy in French:
– “A beautifully put-together presentation. What a cute puppy! My students will love it and learn from it. Thank you!”

ReFrench Modal Verbs – Vouloir, Pouvoir, Devoir:
– “Merci beaucoup. It makes the lesson even more interesting for boys.”

Re – Spanish Vowel Sounds – A Rap:
– “Thank you for sharing your resource. This resource has been recommended by the Tes Resource Team for its relevance to the 2014 National Curriculum.”
– “Very catchy! And easy to adapt to other consonants!”

Re – My family in French:
– “An unusual way of teaching family. Fantastic idea!”

Re – Introductions in French:
– “Not only is this video thoroughly enjoyable but I am so pleased to discover the green mouse website. Thank you!”

Re – Recipe for Refried Beans:
– “Delicious recipe – Good starting point for looking at instructions, healthy eating or discussing Mexico. Gracias.

Re – Parts of the Body in Spanish:
– “Brilliant – This is exactly what I need for independent learning for my more able Year 3s. ¡Gracias!”

Re – Spanish Holidays – Past, Present and Future:
– “I like the way that this video is structured to give a clear example of a discussion about holidays. ¡Gracias!”

–  Member of the UK Department for Education Expert Committee on Language, and former Ofsted Inspector, John Bald:
“A Green Mouse is an inspiring, free resource that gives lots of interesting, free practice to everyone wishing to learn Spanish and French.”

– Marie Foreman, Head of Spanish, Dame Bradbury’s School:
“I have used many of the excellent resources with the children in my school. They ask for the stories again and again! The resources are well-made and clearly structured and have inspired my pupils to create their own little stories.
My weekly planning wouldn’t be complete without a little something from A Green Mouse.  ¡Muchas Gracias!”

– “The authenticity of your resources makes them so compelling. Just right for the children I teach. ¡Gracias por tu trabajo!”

– “Love the listening resources shared by A Green Mouse – so real, so clear, and very human. Dogs are great too.”

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