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The Language Teachers' Lair

I help French Teachers to save time and build positive relationships in their classroom. I am currently producing and uploading resources based on my Languages in ACTION curriculum, which aims to simplify and embed grammar in every lesson in an engaging and memorable way.

I help French Teachers to save time and build positive relationships in their classroom. I am currently producing and uploading resources based on my Languages in ACTION curriculum, which aims to simplify and embed grammar in every lesson in an engaging and memorable way.
School subjects in French worksheets - 36 independent activities
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School subjects in French worksheets - 36 independent activities

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This booklets includes on School Subjects in French includes 12 KS3 French worksheets. These scaffolded worksheets are ideal for Year 8 and 9 French, to be used as independent activities for 12 lessons or while covering a whole unit on School. Each page include 3 activities to create a purposeful start of your French lesson or an accessible homework task. Google Slides™ interactive version now included! You can get the first workbook in the series here: 12 Independent French Worksheets - les vêtements and a free sample worksheet too! Each worksheet includes 3 activities: ↬ 1 memory recall activity that activates the knowledge (based on the ACTION mnemonic) ↬ 1 sentence based activity that put the knowledge in context (e.g. translation, fill-in-the-gaps) ↬ 1 ‘thoughts in action’ activity that involves a deeper level of thinking (e.g. odd-one-out, jumbled sentence, photo description, reading task) How you could use this resource: ↬ Lesson starter: Set up a routine where students enter your classroom, pick up a worksheet on your desk and start working quietly, using previous work or vocabulary lists to help them. This fosters independent learning skills and gives you the time to get the lesson started. ↬ Homework task: Use a printed or digital version of the worksheet/booklet. The familiar format of these worksheets fosters students’ independence. The answer booklet provided can also be used to encourage students to self-assess and track their own progress through the unit. Digital version included! The link to the interactive Google Slides™ version of the resource is on the direction page of the download (page 3). Click the link and ‘Make a Copy’ when prompted. You will then have access to your own copy of the resource, which you can share with students on Virtual Classrooms. There are explicit instructions for students to fill in their answers in boxes or to drag elements in the correct place. Coming soon: This 12 independent French worksheets pack is based on the ACTION mnemonic (downloadable for free on my store) and will eventually be part of a bundle of 18 KS3 French topics, including: ↬ family and pets ↬ routines and time ↬ media and technology ↬ health and leisure ↬ Francophone countries and traditions Leave me a review or contact me on social media to let me know which topic you would like me to cover next to help you in your own classroom! If you experience any issues with the any part of the resource (including the link) please message me directly and I will do my very best to get it sorted quickly! Andrea x
French school subjects
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French school subjects

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This French school subjects worksheet is a sample from my upcoming workbook 12 Independent French Worksheets - à l’école It is ideal for KS3 French, from the end of Year 7. I have included a ‘what’s included’ guide to give you a clear picture of what you will get in the full worksheet. Feel free to contact me by email or via social media if you have questions or would like to request a specific topic to be covered in my next workbook! You can get the first workbook in the series here: 12 Independent French Worksheets - les vêtements This sample worksheet includes 3 activities: ↬ 1 memory recall activity that activates the knowledge (based on the ACTION mnemonic) ↬ 1 sentence based activity that put the knowledge in context (e.g. translation, fill-in-the-gaps) ↬ 1 ‘thoughts in action’ activity that involves a deeper level of thinking (e.g. odd-one-out, jumbled sentence, photo description, reading task) Coming soon: This 12 independent French worksheets pack is based on the ACTION mnemonic (downloadable for free on my store) and will eventually be part of a bundle. I will soon be adding more topics to this series, including: ↬ family and pets ↬ routines and time ↬ media and technology ↬ health and leisure ↬ Francophone countries and traditions Leave me a review or contact me on social media to let me know which topic you would like me to cover next to help you in your own classroom! Andrea x
French clothes worksheets - 36 independent activities
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French clothes worksheets - 36 independent activities

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These 12 KS3 French worksheets are ideal for Year 8 or Y9 French. Use them as part of your classroom management techniques by setting them as independent starter activities for 12 lessons or while covering a whole unit on clothes. Google Slides™ interactive version now included! Each worksheet includes 3 activities: ↬ 1 memory recall activity that activates the knowledge (based on the ACTION mnemonic) ↬ 1 sentence based activity that put the knowledge in context (e.g. translation, fill-in-the-gaps) ↬ 1 ‘thoughts in action’ activity that involves a deeper level of thinking (e.g. odd-one-out, jumbled sentence, photo description, reading task) How you could use this resource: ↬ Lesson starter: Set up a routine where students enter your classroom, pick up a worksheet on your desk and start working quietly, using previous work or vocabulary lists to help them. This fosters independent learning skills and gives you the time to get the lesson started. ↬ Homework task: Use a printed or digital version of the worksheet/booklet. The familiar format of these worksheets fosters students’ independence. The answer booklet provided can also be used to encourage students to self-assess and track their own progress through the unit. Digital version included! The link to the interactive Google Slides™ version of the resource is on the direction page of the download (page 3). Click the link and ‘Make a Copy’ when prompted. You will then have access to your own copy of the resource, which you can share with students on Virtual Classrooms. There are explicit instructions for students to fill in their answers in boxes or by dragging elements in the correct place. Coming soon: This 12 independent French worksheets pack is based on the ACTION mnemonic (downloadable for free on my store) and will eventually be part of a bundle. I will soon be adding more topics to this series, including: ↬ family and pets ↬ routines and time ↬ school (next one available!) ↬ media and technology ↬ health and leisure ↬ Francophone countries and traditions Leave me a review or contact me on social media to let me know which topic you would like me to cover next to help you in your own classroom! If you experience any issues with the any part of the resource (including the link) please message me directly and I will do my very best to get it sorted in a dash! Andrea x
Basic French vocabulary - ACTION mnemonic vocabulary list poster
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Basic French vocabulary - ACTION mnemonic vocabulary list poster

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Includes key French adjectives, French connectives, French time phrases, French intensifiers, French opinions and French negative structures - all in one poster for your classroom, based on the Languages in ACTION mnemonic. The ACTION mnemonic is a easy and memorable way to remember key elements that will help your KS3 MFL students improve their writing skills from year 7 to GCSE. Plus, it is also ideal to support them to improve their speaking skills! Double win! More posters coming very soon: French in ACTION ↬ adjectives ↬ connectives ↬ tenses and time ↬intensifiers ↬ opinions ↬ negations This poster comes in PDF format and is designed to be printed on a page up to A1 to preserve the quality whatever the size you print it in! Ideal for classroom display or to stick in students’ books, it is provided in two handy versions, with or without translations as well as in B&W to print out for your students! Follow me on Instagram @the.language.teachers.lair to be alerted of new French in ACTION Poster being released. Leave me a review to let me know what you think and which topic you would like me to cover next to help you in your own classroom!
KS3 MFL Mnemonic poster to improve communication skills
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KS3 MFL Mnemonic poster to improve communication skills

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French tenses, French adjectives, French opinions… Have your ever looked for an easy to remember way to help your students improve their communication skills in the MFL classroom? Help your learners with this useful mnemonic aimed at improving writing skills quickly and easily! Moreover, it is also ideal to support them to improve their speaking skills! Double win! This poster is designed to be printed on a page up to A1 to preserve the quality whatever the size you print it in! Ideal for classroom display or to stick in students’ books! This is part of the Languages in ACTION curriculum that I put together to help your students learn with a clear mnemonic and pattern in mind. More posters coming very soon: French in ACTION ↬ the vocab list ↬ adjectives ↬ connectives ↬ tenses and time Remember to leave me a review if you found it useful and help me reaching more teachers who will love the Languages in ACTION curriculum! Thank you, Andrea xx
French adjectives classroom display
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French adjectives classroom display

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French adjectives are essential to improve communication in the target language. Use this poster to help students visualise key rules, including BAGS adjectives in French and feminine and masculine adjectives rules. This French in ACTION adjectives poster can be easily used as a poster or handout to help your students improve their writing skills quickly and easily by understanding the key French adjectives rules. Plus, it is also ideal to support them to improve their speaking skills! Double win! This is part of the Languages in ACTION curriculum that I put together to help your students learn Languages with a clear mnemonic and pattern in mind. Already available: ↠ ACTION mnemonic poster FREE ↠ ACTION mnemonic vocabulary More posters coming very soon: ↬ connectives ↬ tenses and time (1 summary of tenses + 1 per tense) ↬ intensifiers ↬ opinions ↬ negations This poster is designed to be printed on a page up to A1 to preserve the quality whatever the size you print it in! Ideal for classroom display or to stick in students’ books, it is provided in two handy versions, with or without translations as well as in B&W to print out for your students! Leave me a review or connect via Instagram to let me know what you think of the product and which topic you would like me to cover next to help you in your own classroom! Andréa xx
French connective words classroom display
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French connective words classroom display

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French connective words are essential to improve fluency in the target language. Use this poster to help students visualise key rules, and when to use connectives in French with 28 examples. This French in ACTION connectives poster can be easily used as a poster or handout to help your students improve their writing skills quickly and easily. Plus, it is also ideal to support them to improve their speaking skills! Double win! This is part of the Languages in ACTION curriculum that I put together to help your students learn Languages with a clear mnemonic and pattern in mind. Already available: ↠ ACTION mnemonic poster FREE ↠ ACTION mnemonic vocabulary ↠ ACTION adjectives poster More posters coming very soon: ↬ tenses and time (1 summary of tenses + 1 per tense) ↬ intensifiers ↬ opinions ↬ negations This poster is designed to be printed on a page up to A1 to preserve the quality whatever the size you print it in! Ideal for classroom display or to stick in students’ books, it is provided in two handy versions, with or without translations as well as in B&W to print out for your students! Leave me a review or connect via Instagram to let me know what you think of the product and which topic you would like me to cover next to help you in your own classroom! Andréa xx