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I'm an ex-secondary MFL teacher turned private tutor. I provide MFL activities that can easily slot into anyone's lesson and make planning and preparing lessons a little easier.

I'm an ex-secondary MFL teacher turned private tutor. I provide MFL activities that can easily slot into anyone's lesson and make planning and preparing lessons a little easier.
Vente Aux Enchères - Ma Famille
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Vente Aux Enchères - Ma Famille

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In this activity students work in groups to bid on correct sentences as if in an auction. The aim is to win the most correct sentences but if they lose their money they can win some back by correcting an incorrect sentence. This activity is designed for KS4 and takes vocabulary from AQA lists. There are 15 sentences in this activity. There is a worksheet for students to use to decide which sentences they want to bid on, a powerpoint with each sentence on individual slides to use while going through the bidding process and the answers are at the bottom of the document. Instructions are on both worksheet and powerpoint. An extension task could be to translate the sentences, this could be conducted as a race. A great activity for revision of the topic and for improving students written accuracy.
Les sports
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Les sports

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This lesson covers sports vocabulary and grammar as a revision for GCSE students. Students follow the lesson in a booklet which they can use as revision during study leave.
Ma ville - KS4 lesson starters
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Ma ville - KS4 lesson starters

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This powerpoint contains 5 starter activities for the topic of family based on AQA vocabulary and phrases. They increase in difficulty and follow the progression of the textbook to be used across several lessons. The starter activities consist of: Name (different relevant vocabulary); Put the words in the correct order; Positive or negative?; Quick quiz and Tense identification activities. Each activity also includes a challenge extension task. These activities could also be used as plenaries or activities during a lesson.
Ma famille et mes passe-temps comprehension task
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Ma famille et mes passe-temps comprehension task

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This text discusses family relationships and free time covering a range of tenses. This is followed by five questions in English. The text could be used for reading or listening comprehension. Possible extension activities could include: identifying tenses, indentifying parts of speech, paired dictation. Based on AQA GCSE vocabulary for topics on technology and free time.
Translation Race - KS4 Careers
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Translation Race - KS4 Careers

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This activity can be used for either French or Spanish at KS4. Students are given 5 sentences in English on the topic of careers to translate into the target language in increasing difficulty. Vocabulary has been taken from AQA lists. They must work in groups or pairs to translate sentences one at a time getting them checked by you and correcting as quickly as possible. Full instructions are included in the document. This activity is fantastic for developing students writing and proof reading skills and for addressing common mistakes in an engaging fashion. Could be extended by asking students to pick a sentence and extending it as far as they can. Makes a good plenary task.
Spanish AQA Essay preparation booklet
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Spanish AQA Essay preparation booklet

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Next Spanish Essay Preparation Booklet This booklet is designed to accompany GCSE students through both year 10 and 11 in preparation for the writing exam as part of the new GCSEs. There are 11 example essay prompts with space to plan and draft for each. There is also several pages with extra planning pages which can be photocopied as sheets and space for extra example bullet points.
MFL Plenary Cards
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MFL Plenary Cards

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These cards can be used as plenaries either at the end of the lesson or as a mini plenary for students who finish their task early. There are 50 individual cards with one duplicate card for French and Spanish and one explanation card. You can either give these to students at random or pick one for the whole class.
Translation Race - KS4 School
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Translation Race - KS4 School

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This activity can be used for either French or Spanish at KS4. Students are given 5 sentences in English on the topic of school to translate into the target language in increasing difficulty. Vocabulary has been taken from AQA lists. They must work in groups or pairs to translate sentences one at a time getting them checked by you and correcting as quickly as possible. Full instructions are included in the document. This activity is fantastic for developing students writing and proof reading skills and for addressing common mistakes in an engaging fashion. Could be extended by asking students to pick a sentence and extending it as far as they can. Makes a good plenary task.
Translation Race - KS3 Town
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Translation Race - KS3 Town

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This activity can be used for either French or Spanish at KS3. Students are given 5 sentences in English on the topic of town to translate into the target language in increasing difficulty. They must work in groups or pairs to translate them one at a time getting them checked by you and correcting as quickly as possible. Full instructions are included in the activity. This activity is fantastic for developing students writing and proof reading skills and for addressing common mistakes in an engaging fashion. Could be extended by asking students to pick a sentence and extending it as far as they can. Makes a good plenary task.
Translation Race - Description
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Translation Race - Description

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This activity can be used for either French or Spanish at KS3. Students are given 5 sentences in English on the topic of descriptions to translate into the target language in increasing difficulty. They must work in groups or pairs to translate them one at a time getting them checked by you and correcting as quickly as possible. Full instructions are included in the activity. This activity is fantastic for developing students writing and proof reading skills and for addressing common mistakes in an engaging fashion. Could be extended by asking students to pick a sentence and extending it as far as they can. Makes a good plenary task. Works well with the Studio 1 textbook, module 1.
Healthy Living Trapdoor Game
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Healthy Living Trapdoor Game

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This activity is great way of getting students speaking. This activity uses vocabulary from Studio 3 Module 2 on healthy living. It is targeted at higher ability students so includes sentences using past, present and future tenses. Student generally enjoy the competitive nature of the game and can be useful in encouraging reluctant speakers. This actiivty is in powerpoint format, more detailed instructions are included in the notes on the powerpoint.
Dessinez une ville
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Dessinez une ville

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Creative group writing activity to encourage students to use a range of tenses and vocabulary in their writing. Once completed ask each group to present their work to the class, encourage active listening by gathering feedback from listening groups or asking them to answer questions about the other groups’ work. Key vocabulary to support students included on the power point. Ideal for year 9 up. Differentiated by type of town the group is asked to design, entertainment and tourism would be better suited to lower ability groups and eco-town would be suited to higher ability. You may also choose to adapt the fourth person’s task for lower ability classes.
Vente Aux Enchères - Free Time Activities
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Vente Aux Enchères - Free Time Activities

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In this activity students work in groups to bid on correct sentences as if in an auction. The aim is to win the most correct sentences but if they lose their money they can win some back by correcting an incorrect sentence. This activity is designed for KS3 and takes vocabulary from Studio 1 module 3 on the topic of free time activities. There are 18 sentences in this activity. There is a worksheet for students to use to decide which sentences they want to bid on, a powerpoint with each sentence on individual slides to use while going through the bidding process and the answers are at the bottom of the document. Instructions are on both worksheet and powerpoint. An extension task could be to translate the sentences, this could be conducted as a race. A great activity for revision of the topic and for improving students written accuracy.
Vente Aux Enchères - Jobs and Future Plans
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Vente Aux Enchères - Jobs and Future Plans

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In this activity students work in groups to bid on correct sentences as if in an auction. The aim is to win the most correct sentences but if they lose their money they can win some back by correcting an incorrect sentence. This activity is designed for year 9 and takes vocabulary from Studio 3 module 3 on the topic of jobs and future plans however it covers a lot of vocabulary used at GCSE for the same topic. There are 20 sentences in this activity. There is a worksheet for students to use to decide which sentences they want to bid on, a powerpoint with each sentence on individual slides to use while going through the bidding process and the answers are at the bottom of the document. Instructions are on both worksheet and powerpoint. An extension task could be to translate the sentences, this could be conducted as a race. A great activity for revision of the topic and for improving students written accuracy.
Passé Composé Mastermind Activity
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Passé Composé Mastermind Activity

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This paired activity develops students speaking and listening skills while giving them an opportunity to practise using the passé composé with general activities vocabulary. Full instructions on how to run the activity are included in the notes section of the powerpoint. This activity can be extended into a writing task using the activity template as a scaffold.
Healthy Living French Quiz
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Healthy Living French Quiz

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This quiz can be used at the end of the topic Healthy Living. It is ideal for years 9 up and is mainly focused on vocabulary and grammar from Studio 3 Rouge Module 2. The quiz is split into 3 sections with the number of points available displayed on each slide. Answers are given for sections 2 and 3 on the following slide. Section 1 is vocabulary and can be discussed as a class.
Spanish Role Play Practice - Hobbies
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Spanish Role Play Practice - Hobbies

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A role play task based on the AQA specimen speaking exam covering vocabulary for hobbies. The sheet is laid out in the same way as the exam paper with suggested questions at the bottom to be deleted before being given to students. Could be used for modelling, practice assessments or pair work in preparation for the speaking assessment.
Ma maison est... Where I live writing lesson
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Ma maison est... Where I live writing lesson

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This lesson covers vocabulary for students on the topic of “where I live”. Students practise through translation and a trapdoor game followed by key questions to discuss and then use to write a detailed response which they can peer mark and redraft.
Start of Year Recap Lesson
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Start of Year Recap Lesson

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Start of year revision lesson to cover numbers, classroom language (particularly regarding written instructions), present tense and simple instructions. Aimed at year 9 up though may be suitable for a higher ability year 8 group later in the year.