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I am an MFL teacher with fifteen years of classroom experience, from primary to sixth form. I specialize in French teaching resources, bespoke language curriculum design and language CPD to support individual teachers and schools.

I am an MFL teacher with fifteen years of classroom experience, from primary to sixth form. I specialize in French teaching resources, bespoke language curriculum design and language CPD to support individual teachers and schools.
Alphabet in French
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Alphabet in French

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Lesson pack of Power Point with embedded sound files, a phonetic pronunciation in French mat for each letter of the alphabet and alphabet bingo cards.A range of activities to begin recognizing sounds, and establish sound and spelling connections.
International Women's Day 2021 French A level.
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International Women's Day 2021 French A level.

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A lesson comprising reading comprehension exercises based upon a short text giving background information of the origin of International Women’s Day, women in the Covid world, Covid and increasing violence against women. Students then watch and listen to a video clip in French about the evolution of women’s rights in France over the last century ( transcript provided) and complete exercises including true/false, translation into French, Translation into English.Answers provided.
French exchange greetings.
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French exchange greetings.

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A key stage two beginner lesson unit in which pupils are introduced to different ways of greeting others in French. They learn to ask and answer a simple question using a range of phrases for feelings. Sound files are embedded into the Power Point.Activities included allow pupils to practice pronunciation, listen and identify key language, write key language in French. They take part in a simple conversation and a song to reinforce the language learned.The lesson includes the Power Point, a noughts and crosses board,a core language mat.
French classroom instructions.
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French classroom instructions.

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A lesson Power Point with embedded sound files for pupils to learn and master classroom instructions in French. They visit three key sounds in French, learn to recognize and respond to classroom instructions in French,play Simon Says, match the written instruction to the image and then link sound-spelling with a simple writing activity.
French Getting Started About Me.
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French Getting Started About Me.

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Four lesson packs which can be used in the following order to learn enough French to exchange greetings and feelings, learn numbers 1-11 and say age,learn the days and months, how to ask for and give information about birthdays.All have core language mats. All contain embedded sound files for independent learning, teacher as co-learner and answers appear on slides upon clicking to check progress.
French parts of the body.
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French parts of the body.

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A lesson unit comprising Power Point, core language mat and body bingo cards. The Power Point has sound files embedded for independent learning, teacher as co-learner.Answers appear on slides upon clicking to check progress. Pupils learn how to pronoun the words for parts of the body in French. Activities to reinforce include a quiz, what’s missing , Simon says,bingo,and how to write the nouns accurately in French with the correct article. The core language mat supports meaning and spelling.Pupils learn the forms of the definite article in French (the) and how it changes depending on whether the noun is masculine,feminine, starts with a vowel or is in the plural form.
French parts of the body and colours core language mat.
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French parts of the body and colours core language mat.

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A word mat of French words for parts of the body. Reference to the definite and indefinite articles. Clear charts explain how some color adjectives change for a feminine or plural noun. Can be used to design and describe monsters using the definite article or numbers with nouns for parts of the body and color adjectives. Can be used to apply word order and adjectival agreement.Can be used at the start of the next lesson as a vocabulary or spelling quiz; also for self and peer quizzing.
French descriptive sentence using nouns for clothes and colour adjectives.
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French descriptive sentence using nouns for clothes and colour adjectives.

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A lesson pack comprising Power Point with embedded sound files and instructions on slides, core language mat to check spelling and meaning, and quiz quiz trade card set for speaking. At the start of the lesson pupils recap days, colours, clothing nouns learned previously.There is a grammar recap for word order, then pupils translate descriptive sentences into English using the core language mat.They practice replacing words in French in the correct order to reinforce word order, and complete several speaking activities including roll the dice and quiz quiz trade.*The quiz quiz trade cards need to be cut up: each has a word /phrase or sentence in French, the phonetic pronunciation of this in brackets underneath, followed by the meaning in English. Pupils move on to completing descriptive sentences in writing, then onto extending these using the conjunction et.They then move to creating extended sentences using days, nouns for clothes and colour adjectives independently using their core language mat and a bilingual dictionary.
Easter in France phonics focus.
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Easter in France phonics focus.

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This lesson is focused on pupils mastering the key phonemes EU/CH/IN/OU/ER through language specific to the theme of Easter.The lesson contains a Power Point with embedded sound files, instructions on each slide and answers that appear upon clicking.There is also a core language mat with the phonetic pronunciation. Pupils identify and practise the key sounds, are able to match words containing these to images for meaning then build spoken sentences through language retrieval, repetition and extension.They move on to writing the core language correctly by making sound-spelling links that enable them to insert the correct phonemes into each of the core words.Pupils watch a cartoon clip in French that contains some familiar language and use their detective skills to identify further words containing the phoneme OU.At the same time they learn about the Easter tradition in France and give a spoken summary of what they have understood.They practise writing the core vocabulary in Easter shapes to fix the sound-spelling links. There is also a link to an extra intercultural understanding activity on Euroclub schools
Future tense resolutions in French.
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Future tense resolutions in French.

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This lesson is an introduction the future tense in French using the first person singular only. I have used a range cognates and near cognates for the nouns to facilitate understanding and increase confidence in pupils when creating their own sentences. Sound files are embedded in the Power Point.The lesson comprises a Power Point,teacher lesson notes, a core language mat with the written language and a phonetic pronunciation guide.Pupils use the four skill areas.They use a bilingual dictionary to find core language, then link images to future tense phrases by listening and reading, before beginning to create their own sentences in the future tense. Pupils use scaffolded support for speaking, then move to translating and creating written future tense sentences independently.
French quick comprehension lesson starters.
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French quick comprehension lesson starters.

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Twenty-one images with questions requiring students to use a bilingual dictionary to work out meaning and answer the comprehension questions in English. Useful as settling starters and dictionary practice tasks or end of lesson fillers.
French colours core language mat.
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French colours core language mat.

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A word mat for colors in French. Also contains key sounds and grammar points. Clear charts explain how some color adjectives change for feminine and plural nouns.Can be used to combine nouns with colors and apply adjectival agreement.
French dates core language mat.
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French dates core language mat.

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A word mat helping pupils to create dates and birthdays in French using the words for days, numbers and months.There is also reference to key sounds and grammar points, and a model conversation using the language.Can be used in class for creating phrases, spell check, self and peer quizzing.
French Greetings Core Language Mat.
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French Greetings Core Language Mat.

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A word mat of core language for greetings in French. Pupils use in class to locate vocabulary, check spelling,and for self and peer quizzing.Includes notes on key sounds and grammar points.
French describe eyes and hair.
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French describe eyes and hair.

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A lesson Power Point and core language mat to teach and put into practice describing eyes and hair in French.Pupils revise color adjectives then learn the key vocabulary to create phrases for eyes and hair. Activities include matching images to phrases, unscrambling words to create phrases, a quiz and using the core languages mat to create their own phrases applying correct word order and adjectival agreement where applicable.Instructions are on each slide. On the relevant slides answers appear upon a click.
Une galette des rois lesson pack.
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Une galette des rois lesson pack.

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This lesson unit, based around the Twelfth Night cake tradition in France, can be used as a single or two separate lessons depending upon curriculum time. In the first section the focus is on inter cultural understanding, learning vocabulary for key nouns and recounting the tradition. The second part/potentially second lesson focuses upon appreciating a story in French, using a bilingual dictionary and using the indefinite article with nouns when writing in French. The lesson unit comprises lesson Power Point with embedded sound files, lesson notes for the teacher, core language mat, and two pupil task sheets. The answers to all activities are included in the lesson Power Point.
La Chandeleur French pancake day.Remote learning.
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La Chandeleur French pancake day.Remote learning.

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An easy to follow lesson for remote learning/independent use, based around a children’s cartoon video in French of how to make pancakes. Instructions are on each slide as to which part of the video to follow and answers to questions appear upon clicking. Pupils will use a bilingual dictionary or an on line one to find the meaning of ingredients, learn how to make pancakes then have the choice to create a dream pancake with fillings, label in French, or make pancakes at home with an adult.
La Saint Valentin
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La Saint Valentin

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This lesson( Power Point with embedded sound files and student task sheets) has a phonic focus and is based around a poem by Nathalie Bonneau on You Tube called “Une histoire de coeurs”.Pupils learn the names of some animals in French and practice the key sounds of the graphemes they contain. They make sound-spelling links by hearing new words that contain the sounds, and identify these from a list. They then listen to and repeat the poem to reinforce the key sounds. Pupils use a bilingual/online dictionary to translate the poem into English, then adapt parts of it to create their own.
Future tense resolutions in French using je.
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Future tense resolutions in French using je.

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A core language mat introducing how to create the future tense in French using the first person singular. Examples of verbs and nouns, how to put these together, and a phonetic pronunciation guide for speaking.