John Bayley sits in on KS3 and KS4 lessons to observe an award winning MFL teacher as she brings French grammar alive with an imaginative and innovative approach.
Former Teacher of the Year, Helene Tulodieski from Twynham School in Christchurch, shares her expertise on creating fast paced and well structured lessons, using ICT teaching materials she has designed herself. Y8 practice the construction of Level 6 text with interactive whiteboard presentations, supported with a step-by-step framework to guide them through the tricky conjugation of verbs. Helene intersperses grammatical techniques with games designed to introduce the necessary repetition whilst ensuring the children have fun. At each new learning point she encourages mixed ability pairs to discuss and feedback their understanding in French. In her Y10 class John observes the same rigour and structure, fun and enjoyment are all evident as the children practise their conversation skills in preparation for an oral exam.