MFL: Inspiring New Year resources

Heather Charles
10th January 2017
MFL, teaching ideas, 2017, new year, resolutions, future tense, resources

Activities and ideas help you to integrate resolutions into ​French, Spanish and German lessons at the start of 2017

The timing of the beginning of the spring term lends itself well to MFL lessons on resolutions, with teaching often focusing on links to healthy lifestyle topics and future tense conjugation.

To save you some time, we've found a selection of engaging resources to inspire planning and ease the start-of-term preparation workload.


Refresh KS3 knowledge of infinitives and the use of the near future with this lesson on typical resolutions, which features several games and activities to get your class practising correct sentence formation.

GCSE students can dive straight into work on healthy lifestyles with this humorous starter loop activity​, based on key language and grammar.

This lesson pack on resolutions* includes a writing frame and support sheet, with the aim of encouraging pupils to set down their goals for 2017.


Explore the characteristics of different star signs before getting learners to make their own resolutions in this well-structured KS3 lesson for the start of term.

This straight-forward presentation and worksheet​ supports your KS4 classes as they recall how to form the simple future tense and employ it in a range of resolution-themed activities.

AS-level students can get their teeth into this New Year-themed article, including challenging follow-up comprehension questions.


Revive your KS4 pupils' reading skills with this comprehension worksheet​, which requires them to pick out key phrases from a selection of short texts on New Year intentions.

This adaptable lesson looks at health-based resolutions using a variety of activities to reinforce vocabulary, including celebrity interview gap-fills.

Or, make the focus more cultural and explore German New Year traditions with a view to getting students to compare these to their own NYE celebrations.

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