UFTEL: Using Film to Explore Language

I’ve uploaded a number of French film worksheets and booklets to TES resources.
Film is a wonderful way to engage pupils and show vocabulary in context.

Vocabulary is a major focus of many of these materials. Although we don’t want to overload pupils, it is useful to revisit lexical items as often as possible.

Activities are graded by difficulty , and are generally suitable for 12 -16 year olds. There is often scope for more advanced level discussion about wider issues. Most of the booklets include an answer section and glossary.  There are also observational quiz sections, sometimes in English, allowing less motivated pupils a chance to show their often exceptional powers of visual recall.  UFTEL can also mean: Using Film to Engage Learners.

Mr Bean’s Holiday Booklet  An English film, but it offers interesting insights into French geography and culture

Bienvenue chez les Ch’Tis Booklet suitable for slightly more advanced  learners. Lots of scope for discussion about prejudice. North- south divide etc

Taxi Booklet an action movie.  There is some scope for discussion about anti-police attitudes and the franco-German relations.

Maison du Bonheur booklet

Maison du Bonheur Trailer : observational quiz

Une Vie de Chat free booklet. Suitable for younger learners but needs to be handled carefully as it’s about a girl whose father has been killed.

French Roast full booklet. A superb 8 minute animation. Only 4 words of dialogue but the style  and graphics are so typically French.

French Roast short version.

Evian baby advert 2013. A great springboard for discussing appearance and clothes. (Not just nappies!)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s