Top planning resources for MFL

Sian Evans
15th May 2018
MFL planning, top planning resources for MFL,french planning, spanish planning, german planning, languages planning

Find inspiration for next year’s French, Spanish and German lessons in this collection of popular planning ideas

Planning is a vital but time-consuming part of any teacher’s life. And, as you start to think about preparing for next academic year, the amount of work can feel overwhelming.

Before you let the panic set in, why not check out this hand-picked selection of lesson plans, schemes of work and presentations? Whether you want to start afresh, or simply supplement existing planning, we've got you covered.

French resources

What better way to welcome young learners into secondary French lessons than by exploring introductory expressions? This detailed lesson plan and presentation, containing a range of engaging activities, is ideal for helping them to master the basics. Plus, this comprehensive booklet, covering reading, writing, speaking and translation questions, is the perfect starting point for KS3.

Alternatively, by adopting a shipwreck theme throughout this sequence of lessons, it's possible to teach themes such as relationships and daily routines, as well as a variety of tenses, in an original and memorable way. Meanwhile, older learners can delve deep into the topic of public order by working on all four skills in this collection of presentations.



KS3 French Lesson Plan and PowerPoint revising introductory expressions to say who and how you are, where you live and how old you are. Activities include 60 second starter, Simon Says game, round the room speaking and reading/writing activities.
By mjkendrick

KS3 French - Me, my family and friends - New GCSE style activities

This 58 page booklet (including answers) contains new GCSE style reading, writing, speaking and translation questions for Key Stage 3 students.
This booklet contains activities on the topic of Me, my family and friends, from the AQA theme Identity and Culture.
There are 6 subtopics: Introducing myself, family members, pets, physical appearance, personality and relationships.
For each of these subtopics, there are 6 activities: a reading task, translation (short paragraph) from French into English, sentences to translate from English into French, a writing task (short passage similar to the foundation writing exam), a photo (like in the foundation writing exam) and a role-play.
There are also 6 extension activities which bring together all of the subtopics: a longer reading task, a paragraph translation from English into French, a 90-word task, a 150-word task and a photo card (like in the speaking exam).
This booklet can be used in KS3 or for revision in KS4 (foundation). It can either be used to supplement work in lessons as you teach the topic of me, my family and friends, or for assessments. It could also be set as cover work, as the answers are included.
A free sample of the booklet is available here:

By katelanguages

Survivors - Sequence of French Lessons

A shipwrecked themed sequence of 8 lessons including: Relationships, Daily Routine, Chores, Negative structures, Reflexive verbs, Imperfect, Preterit, Present and Future tenses. The unit also includes an ICT lesson on La Francophonie and a lesson on Le Seisme de Haiti 2010. Lessons were planned for a mixed ability Year 9 group, differentiated from level 4 to level 7 but unit could equally be used with Year 10/11. There is also a Spanish version of this resource on my page.
By paloma_blanca

Comment on traite les criminels- FULL TOPIC- A Level French/ year 2

This bundle contains all three parts of the topic 'Comment on traite les criminels'
Part1: Les attitudes envers la criminalité
Part2: La prison- echec ou succes
Part3: Autres sanctions

Each part includes:
a PPT presentation (approx. 30 slides with some answer slides)
Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking activities
Statistics discussion
video comprehension
Translation French to English and English to French with markschemes
an online vocab learning course link
a vocab test linked to the course.

Activities are exam style questions and differentiated.
Each part is also available for £3.

Click on preview to be able to see what is included in the .zip folders

PLEASE NOTE: if you have previously purchased my resource bundle: L'ordre public (from the old spec), you will be able to download this updated version free of charge.
By laprofdefrancais

Spanish resources

Familiarise Year 7 classes with essential vocabulary using this resource pack, including an overview of the year, a detailed unit plan and a pupil-friendly learning mat.

As GCSE students develop key skills, ensure their vocabulary is up-to-scratch with this collection of tests, both from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Be sure to overcome any concerns about the speaking exam with this detailed unit of work.

With older learners, why not develop their use of the subjunctive while studying the environment with help from these lesson plans and presentations?


Yr 7 Spanish SoW & UoW

1) This year's SoW overview (to be used alongside Mira 1). 2) Autumn term UoW in more detail. 3) Pupil skills tracker (inspired by rhawkes&' tracker) 4) Pupil&';s learning mat to support Autumn UoW.
By K. Meyrick

GCSE Spanish Vocabulary Tests - All Units

A collection of vocbulary tests covering all units. Vocabulary taken from the new specification. Pupils will be tested in both Spanish and English.
By MySpanishTutor

Spanish GCSE AQA Foundation Speaking Handbook

A unit of work to help students prepare for the upcoming that can be used in class or as independent revision. It has many hours worth of activities and encourages progress through low stakes testing and spaced learning, as well as providing sample answers and vocabulary and key language support.
The handbook describes each task in the AQA speaking exam, including success criteria, and provides sample questions and answers. Tasks are designed to build confidence and knowledge.
Support in the form of a knowledge capture sheet is given in a separate document.
There is enough here to cover all lessons and independent learning in the run up to the AQA speaking exam at the beginning of May , especially if adequate time is given for self-testing (which I strongly recommend).

By allowitmissman

El medio ambiente_(subjuntive)

Set of three lessons that can be used for both A-levels and IB to work on the use of subjuntive and the environment topic. I am including as well the lesson plans. Any questions, do let me know.
By Señorita Fons

German resources

Tackle the topics of clothing and weather with this bumper pack, including lesson plans, flashcards and vocabulary sheets. Or, explore humanitarian aid with your A2 learners using this all-inclusive booklet, covering listening, reading and writing skills.

Make sure you spend time perfecting pupils’ knowledge of high-frequency verbs with this activity pack, which offers an interactive alternative to traditional grammar exercises. Finally, test them regularly on essential vocabulary with these learning plans.


Clothes Bundle. German Powerpoints, Lesson Plans and Resources & 'Weather' Bonus

In 'Clothes 1' you will receive the following editable files:

Lesson Plan (Word)
Flashcards (Word)
Vocabulary Sheet (Word)

The product refers to some of my other lessons but can be used as a stand alone lesson

Lesson Features:

*The lesson plan gives a step by step guide for what to do on each slide
*Flashcard game
*Questioning and answering vocabulary
*Focus on the gender of nouns (with reference to clothing)
*11 items of clothing
* Clothes song (Mein Hut, der hat, drei Ecken) and inter-table competition
* Quiz in the style of 'Who wants to be a Millionaire'


In 'Clothes 2' you will receive the following editable files:

Lesson Plan (Word)
'Card Swap' cards (Word)
Vocabulary Sheet (Word)
'Running Dictation' Sheet (Word)

The product refers to some of my other lessons but can be used as a stand alone lesson

Lesson Features:

*The lesson plan gives a step by step guide for what to do on each slide
*A card game where the children circulate the classroom, communicate, then swap cards
* A German 'celebration' to use in all of your German lessons when a child does something good
*Vocabulary focusing on 'are' and plurals
*Focus on the gender of nouns (with reference to clothing)
*10 items of clothing
* 'What is missing' game
* 'Running Dictation' activity
* 'I pack in my suitcase' competition
* Intercultural element where the children can discuss school uniform
* Mein Hut, der hat, drei Ecken' song


As the 4 lessons are linked, I have included my 2 'Weather' lessons for free. So you will receive 4 lessons for the price of 2


Alternatively, you could become a member of my website
For £40, you will receive a 3 year German scheme of work, which includes:

1. Full access to all lesson plans. There are currently 63 lesson plans
2. Full access to all Zeit für Deutsch sessions. There are currently 21 Zeit für Deutsch sessions and growing
3. Full access to all of my 'Extras'.
4. 500 German Reward Stickers (Worth £20/$25) when you join.
5. Half Price on everything in the shop for the lifetime of your membership.
By ZeitfuerDeutsch

Humanitäre Hilfe

A2 / Pre-U War and Peace topic. Authentic materials which include listening, reading skills and an authentic writing task. Grammar foci adjective / case endings and verbalisation / nominalisation. Includes solutions.
By regange


These GERMAN VERBS cards and workbooks feature 297 high-frequency GERMAN verbs in the infinitive form. They offer an interactive and communicative alternative to 'traditional' vocabulary and grammar drilling activities. The games and activities really do help to create a lively and multi-skill language learning environment.

The alphabetical GERMAN-English reference lists of all 297 verbs work well as a learning support resource, and also as a whole-group reading out loud pronunciation and warm-up practice. The cards are versatile, and can be used for a number of language learning games; I’ve described several games you can play and ways you can use them in the classroom. They're great for a ready-made quick vocab quiz too! The game card template lets your students put their knowledge of GERMAN verbs to the test as they create quiz cards for each other.

There are three differentiated RECALL CHALLENGES in each workbook:

Students recall and write all the verbs in English from a GERMAN prompt - the GERMAN verbs are in alphabetical order

Students recall and write all the verbs in English from a GERMAN prompt, with the verbs appearing in random, rather than alphabetical order

Students recall and write all the verbs in GERMAN from an English prompt - this really does put their knowledge to the test - and is great for practising spelling in GERMAN too.

I've classed the pack as suitable for ages 11-18, but it really does depend on when your students began GERMAN, the level they are currently working at, and the level they are aspiring to. I've found that focusing on vocabulary regularly from the beginning of a language learning programme is a really successful strategy. The games and activities are particularly useful as students prepare for examinations, and for the transition period between learning stages.

The cards take a bit of prep – printing, laminating and cutting out. Laminating is certainly worth the effort and expense - you will be able to re-use the cards for years to come. The RECALL workbook has 18 pages, and is best photocopied double-sided as a workbook for students to work through either in directed class time, or as independent learning at home. Encourage your students to complete the NOTES AND NEXT STEPS TEMPLATE to help them reflect on their learning, and to set progress targets.

The sets are available separately if you prefer, each priced at £3.00. This pack comprises 6 non-editable files: the GAME CARDS x 3 and the REFERENCE, RECALL AND WRITE WORKBOOKS x 3 - the other files you can see are preview images to give you an idea of what the resource looks like as a whole. Please read the TERMS OF USE carefully: the resource is copyright, and for single-teacher/purchaser use only.

By LivelyLearning

Topic based vocabulary - GCSE German Stimmt 9-1

This are 6 week vocabulary learning plans to go with GCSE German Stimmt 9-1. There is one for module 1, 2,3 and 6. I give them to students at the start of each module and have a regular vocabulary test day. I also share them with parents.
By littlesaur1

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