Back-to-school ideas for MFL teachers

Prepare for the first few days back with these games, activities and vocabulary mats

Tes Resources Team

Back-to-school Teaching Ideas For MFL Teachers

Word mats, games and first lesson inspiration for teachers of French, Spanish and German

The start of the new academic year is a great opportunity to capitalise on students' energy and get them excited about languages. So whether you're looking for vocabulary mats, activities or games we've drawn together a selection of resources you could use as inspiration for the first few days back or planning for the rest of the year.

Games and activities

French Greetings / Introductions Games
FullShelf

French Greetings / Introductions Games

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Beginners KS2 / KS3 (Year 4, 5, 6 and 7) French speaking games for Greetings (Les salutations), Farewells and Introductions (Saying your Names, Ages, Where I Live etc), also known as Je me presente (Introducing myself): a board game, six 10-card loop games, a jigsaw puzzle, a 36-card active oral gam...
STARTER TARSIA GAME ON FOOD IN FRENCH
stannadia

STARTER TARSIA GAME ON FOOD IN FRENCH

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A quick starter game on food. This will allow students to work in pairs and try to reconstruct the triangle. Through this activity they will revise the vocabulary on food. They will finally be able to find the opinion phrase revealed at the edge of the triangle. Cut out Muddle up Distribute ...
German Greetings and Introductions Game
FullShelf

German Greetings and Introductions Game

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NO PREP printable board game and vocabulary card for oral practice of basic German greetings (Die Begr ungen auf Deutsch), farewells and introducing yourself in German. This speaking review activity reinforces vocabulary such as Guten Tag (Hello), Guten Abend (Good evening), Auf Wiedersehen (Good...
Spanish Countdown game
r_kingman13

Spanish Countdown game

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A PowerPoint version of Countdown for Spanish lessons. It contains 11 rounds: 5 letters rounds, 5 numbers rounds and a Spanish conundrum. The letters rounds have a 2 minute timer, to allow teams of players to try to find Spanish words in their books, from memory or in a dictionary. You will nee...
Questions in Spanish Board Game
Katrina Williams

Questions in Spanish Board Game

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A board game to help students practice common questions about themselves and numbers to 10. The questions are: C mo te llamas? Me llamo... Cu ntos a os tienes? Tengo... C mo est s? Estoy... D nde vives? Vivo... Students roll the dice and count on that number of spaces. If they land ...

Vocabulary mats

Perfect tense writing mat in French
anyholland

Perfect tense writing mat in French

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a writing mat on the perfect tense. The aim is to help students construct longer sentences using the perfect tense. The third document is a short practice worksheet, quite useful for homework
GCSE AQA New Spec German Writing Mat - 90 Word
grisedaw

GCSE AQA New Spec German Writing Mat - 90 Word

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Writing Mat designed to assist students in the writing of the 90 words, 16 mark task, in the new AQA GCSE (1-9). It has lots of useful phrases, verb help, a pupil speak markscheme. Very useful to stick in the front of pupils' books/print out back to back and laminate for use in class. I have found t...
German Phrase and Vocabulary Mat (updated)
longpom

German Phrase and Vocabulary Mat (updated)

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A printable vocabulary mat ideal for German language learning. It contains numbers, colours, months, greetings and simple phrases. This resource provides an introduction to German and is suitable for use with various year groups.
Spanish All Tenses Reference Mat
annehensman

Spanish All Tenses Reference Mat

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A clear and concise reference guide to the Spanish tenses, the subjunctive mood and the passive voice - including word order for negatives and reflexive verbs. Particularly suitable for higher level GCSE and A Level students who want to be able to express their own ideas, but who struggle to remem...
Spanish - The Basics - Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!
TandLGuru

Spanish - The Basics - Knowledge Organiser/ Revision Mat!

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This clear, detailed and visually-appealing resource offers a complete reference point for students learning or revising the basics of Spanish as an additional language. It contains comprehensive sections on: Greetings; Basic Questions/ Answers; The Alphabet; Months/ Days/ Seasons; Numbers; Colours...