Downloadable resources for secondary MFL

LITERACY

Vocabulary introduction through dominoes

FRENCH

SPANISH

GERMAN

Discussion using a mystery activity

FRENCH

Mystery 2: Est-ce que Paul va acheter une X-box 360 ou la nouvelle iPhone? Cards

Mystery 3: Est-ce que Luc peut agir au quotidien  contre le réchauffement de la planète? Cards (Activité lié au texte ci-dessous, le réchauffement planétaire)

WORKING OUT GRAMMAR

Verb Hunt Instructions:

  • Give pupils laminated cards with verbs in TL and Eng/We 20-30 cards;
  • Tailor verbs to group/ability etc. i.e. only er verbs/regular verbs/re verbs;
  • Pupils classify the verbs into groups – again no right or wrong answer but they are getting a lot of exposure to these verbs (groups could include verbs to do with the senses/verbs expressing an opinion/ verbs to do with a topic area);
  • Give pupils the laminated sheet of sentences of conjugated verbs. Begin with a ‘spot the...’ quiz – “find the French word for he/they etc”, to discuss pronouns. Then ask pupils to highlight the verbs;
  • Pupils receive the laminated paradigm(s) to work out how to conjugate the verbs. This can be just given to them or done as an interactive drag and drop activity (again judge your group). 
  • Ask pupils to come up with a rule about how to conjugate –er verbs;
  • Pupils use cards and paradigm to say as many short phrases as they can, using as many verbs/pronouns and items of vocab they already know as possible;
  • We thought this would be a good way to increase their bank of verbs to draw on. Ciara did a similar activity in Welsh and it really helped her with the past tense.

READING MORE COMPLEX TEXTS

Le réchauffement planétaire

Using the fiche thématique, downloaded from this excellent and useful website: http://www.surfrider.eu/fr/education/outils-pedagogiques/fiches-thematiques.html , I have focused on one section in order to show that it is possible to use more complex reading materials effectively in Key Stage 3. Download worksheet.

DEVELOPING ORACY SKILLS

Oracy-Key words-methods (pdf 183kb)

Oracy - Listening for key phrases - method  (pdf 175kb)

The sound-spelling link - les mois

Sound-spelling quiz

Modern Foreign Languages - Oracy Bank - Resources on the HWB website

DEVELOPING READING SKILLS

Making reading more challenging  (pdf 112kb)

ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING

Monster activity (pdf 211kb)

DEVELOPING THINKING SKILLS

Scrambled groups activity  (pdf 83kb)

Scrambled groups - pronouns  (pdf 119kb)

Thinking.pps

Matching Pairs

CLASSROOM DISPLAY

Word walls (211kb)

Developing pupils' independence - C3B4ME

USING FILM

Le Baiser

Le Cheval 2.1

00h17
Activities
Match Cards
Adjectives

A LEVEL ACTIVITIES

Immigration dominoes (French) and Find the French activity

Transferable language fridge sheets:
French
German
Spanish

Literature & film
El Laberinto del Fauno Bingo game and bingo cards
Les Mains Sales Bingo game and bingo cards

Make links between adjacent items on the patchwork - oral or written activity:
Les Mains Sales
El Laberinto del Fauno
Goodbye Lenin
Social exclusion French German