MFL collection - culture and projects
Secondary MFL culture and projects
This is a collection of ideas not connected with typical textbook topics. Some of the ideas are projects and would extend over several lessons and others are one-off lessons. All have a cultural focus of some kind and would be therefore likely to be motivating for students.
- Lesson focusing on Guadaloupe and Marocco a a springboard to further project work on French-speaking countries.
- Highly imaginative resource for revising some typical KS3 French topics - really excellent work.
- Set of six lessons on climate change - excellent resources that use a high level of target language.
- An excellent series of activities using the Jacques Prévert poem.
- Grammar exercises based around the life of Monet.
- Very detailed guide to a Francophonie project for Year nine learners.
- Another project on countries where French is spoken.
- A very clearly conceived and presented task.
- The first of a set of five resources based on Impressionism and Monet in particular. Written by Anne Prentis, these materials are original and innovative and well worth a look.
- Excellent revision aid.
- Practise grammar comparing Impressionist artists.
- Excellent revision aid.
- Some examples of poems in different languages to be a stimulus to students beginning their own creative writing project.
- Set of 4 resources to use with students (perhaps in tutor time) to focus on Germany.
- A set of materials to introduce Bach to German learners. It is an excellent start with potential for CLIL approach and could be easily adapted to use more TL in the presentation phase too.
- A lovely series of lessons for primary language learners.
- This excellent resource could easily take 3-4 lessons and involve some creative writing/speaking work where students describe art work they have produced for homework in the style of one of the German artists.
- Excellent resource highlighting the way the German language combines nouns to produce new words that are so apt. Learners have to deduce the meaning of each compound noun from the two noun meanings supplied.
- Resources to introduce cooking vocabulary and two recipes. This could be a good starting point for a short project on food and cooking.
- Website for creating comics and a few examples of what can be done. Students can make these for themselves, making a very good way for them to have a creative output for the language they’ve learnt.
- A three-lesson module on this well-known fairy tale. Narration skills in the preterite and dialogue in the present are both combined in this performance piece.
- A 10-lesson module written for Key stage 3 learners - it practises phonics, narration skills and present tense verbs in the 3rd persons singular and plural.
- This is a six-lesson module on rap music, where students look at what rap music is, analyse examples then compose, perform and peer-assess their own.
- This resource is a simple script for Cinderella. It can be used in lots of ways; with KS4 perhaps first as translation activity from English to Spanish, then in groups to perform/record as podcast etc.. With younger learners it could be done first as whole class narration activity with gestures and different voices/mannerisms (which could be an assembly piece) and/or practised in groups with puppets.
- Set of materials to use with Key Stage 2 or 3 learners. One outcome would be work explaining the story of Guy Fawkes and how we celebrate 5 November to send to a partner school in Spain.
- Six excellent lessons on climate change using a high level of target language - would be an very good basis for a CLIL unit of work on this theme.
- Text about bears in the Pyrenees.