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The MFL Teacher is the ‘one-stop shop’ for teachers of Modern Foreign Languages. Whether you are looking for advice, a quick idea or quality ready-to-use resources, you will find it with The MFL Teacher. Please visit our website for more information, including our blog and our Bright Ideas!

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The MFL Teacher is the ‘one-stop shop’ for teachers of Modern Foreign Languages. Whether you are looking for advice, a quick idea or quality ready-to-use resources, you will find it with The MFL Teacher. Please visit our website for more information, including our blog and our Bright Ideas!
German - Sports Reading Challenge

German - Sports Reading Challenge

The text is on the topic of sports and is aimed more at KS3. In 2 teams, pupils choose a word to find in the text. The pupils don’t know what each word is worth. Click on the word they have chosen when they have correctly identified it in the text and their score will be revealed. The winning team is the team with the highest score once all words have been found in the text.
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The Bigger Picture lesson plan

The Bigger Picture lesson plan

This one-page lesson plan allows you to have the long-term, medium-term and lesson plan all in one place, putting your plan into context. There’s space for the lesson details, including any homework and resources needed, a hyperlink to your seating plan, notes, students to note and a space for your evaluation.
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French - Opinions about TV genres card activity

French - Opinions about TV genres card activity

Pupils have cards in pairs and pick up a TV show card, an opinion card and ‘je les trouve’ card, followed by ‘Par contre’ to make sentences. Example: J’adore les dessins animés. Je les trouve très amusants. Par contre, je n’aime pas les documentaires. Je les trouves ennuyeux.
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MFL progress tracker sheet

MFL progress tracker sheet

My students stick this into the front cover of their exercise books and use it to record summative assessment results each half-term, giving them an overview of their progress over the year. It’s in the shape of an arrow and, at the end of the arrow, they write their target grade/level. When they record their assessment results, they also have to write a few words to say what they will do to try to improve their result for the next assessment.
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French - Translation of daily routines in Haiti & USA

French - Translation of daily routines in Haiti & USA

This is a translation lesson (from French into English) based on the lives of two different children of the same age in Haiti and the United States. The PPT includes a starter activity based on connectives and then looks at where both countries are and then to the two different texts to translate. The worksheet is the two texts. I get my students to write a rough translation on rough paper before copying their final version into their books, along with a copy of the French texts and each flag.
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French A level taster session - new AQA specification

French A level taster session - new AQA specification

This bundle of resources includes a PPT to introduce the new French A level from AQA, followed by an activity using a popular song in the French charts. There is also a worksheet to go with the song activity. The booklet is designed to accompany the PPT and includes information about the new A level in French from AQA. Remember, you may need to edit such information as the number of teachers and lessons. This is on page 2. There is reference to resources on Kerboodle as well, which of course will not be relevant to your students, so you may wish to delete/edit these parts.
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French - Music genres reading challenge

French - Music genres reading challenge

The text is on the topic of different music genres and is aimed at KS3 or 4. In 2 teams, pupils choose a word to find in the text. The pupils don’t know what each word is worth. Click on the word they have chosen when they have correctly identified it in the text and their score will be revealed. The winning team is the team with the highest score once all words have been found in the text.
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French - Simple future sentence auction & practice

French - Simple future sentence auction & practice

This PPT is on the topic of tenses, in particular the simple future. It starts with a translation challenges and then is followed by a sentence auction (instructions below). You must buy sentences at every shop. Each sentence costs 1€. Each sentence is worth a different amount of winnings. Draw your Euros into your winning column. If you run out of Euros in your bank, you can use your winnings to buy sentences. The winners have the most Euros. Full instructions in the notes section of the PPT. Students then use mini boards to translate the simple future phrases.
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Translate & score template

Translate & score template

In teams, pupils choose a number. Click on the number and reveal a phrase to translate. Whether they are right or not, click on the translation to reveal a score. If their translation was correct, they get the revealed score (good or bad!). If their translation was incorrect, the other team get that score. There are 3 wipeouts (clears their score – positive or negative) and a ‘swap score’. To add your phrases to be translated, select and move the red shapes (the editable translation shapes are underneath).
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French - Freetime & frequency hangman

French - Freetime & frequency hangman

There are four different slides with phrases about how often you do different activities. Simply click on the lines to reveal the letters and click on different parts of the ‘hangman’ to slowly build it up.
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French - Buying an ice cream

French - Buying an ice cream

This PPT introduces the vocab necessary for buying an ice cream. It begins with a dice-throwing translation activity, which can be easily edited for your own vocab. There is then a conversation buying ice cream, which students must put into the correct order. Then the vocab is introduced. Finally, students play noughts and crosses in two teams to practise the vocab. Simply click on the relevant O or X when students answer correctly.
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French - Advantages & disadvantages of social media

French - Advantages & disadvantages of social media

On the first slide, in line with the GCSE speaking photo card, pupils give sentences about the picture. This is an introduction to the topic of the advantages and disadvantages of social media. On the following slide, phrases have been taken from a text about social media. Students decide whether the statements are advantages or disadvantages. Students then use mini whiteboards to recap the vocab. To finish, students challenge each other for the next lesson. They all write a phrase from this lesson on a Post-It and stick it to the back wall. These are then randomly given out to the students as a starter in the following lesson to be translated.
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