- 60 pages of linked French / English translations.
- 20 topics.
- 3 levels in each topic – entry, intermediate, extension.
NWACWA Never Worry About Cover Work Again.
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!)
Here are some of my grids and templates for helping pupils with essay planning, as well as revision activities and classroom games. These are available free on TES resources:
Game-grids selection (Powerpoint version)
Game-grids selection (pdf version)
‘Space Invader’ Essay planning grid
Hex revision – ideas and templates
Multiple choice ABC paper chooser (low tech solution – back to basics after the merry frenzy of kahoot)
How to make an 8 page mini-book from an A4 sheet
You can find my 3 French pantomime-style Plays in a Day now on TES Resources.
Petit Chaperon Rouge (ages 7-10) – featuring the Wolf who loves Shaggy’s Boombastic.
Blanche Neige et les Sept Reporters (ages 10-14) – featuring lots of small, attention-seeking reporters trying to cover a news story about trapped miners.
Cindy va à Hollywood (ages 10-14) – with a jolly ‘France has Talent’ Show in the middle section.
Organising a language event? Here are some ideas. Take your pick.
I’ve just added a page of survival tips, based on many happy years of teaching experience.
Follow the link on the top menu or go here:
Amazing response to using kahoot quizzes in class. It really is worth a go because the interface is so clear. It also shows a leader board after each question, as well as the usual option to show a summary at the end If your school has a no mobile policy, this may persuade your managers to change it. Or students can use tablets and PCs.
To make the quiz, teacher uses https://getkahoot.com
To play the quiz, students go to kahoot.it
Things have moved on since then. The aim is to cover my main areas of professional expertise and interest: Media, Languages and Classroom Practice
The best thing about the old site is probably the grammar section, (French) (German) . This will , I hope, remain useful and timeless. As far as GCSE is concerned it will be back in vogue, or …. should that be Gove.
I can’t remember how much time I spent building the old site. Needless to say, I did not see my 2 young kids for several weeks.
Anyway the new site brings together resources which I have written over several years. The aim is to provide some high quality free content and to introduce some paid-for content later.