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I'm a French, German and English teacher and love creating useful resources for my students to use in the classroom, as well as for homework tasks, to help them love languages and develop their language skills at the same time. I also like sharing these resources with other teachers. Some of my resources are free, but as they take me a long time to make, I do charge a small fee for my some of my activities. I hope you enjoy using my resources in your language classroom!

I'm a French, German and English teacher and love creating useful resources for my students to use in the classroom, as well as for homework tasks, to help them love languages and develop their language skills at the same time. I also like sharing these resources with other teachers. Some of my resources are free, but as they take me a long time to make, I do charge a small fee for my some of my activities. I hope you enjoy using my resources in your language classroom!
German A Level Year 1 and Year 2 Revision Booklets with Facts and Key Vocabulary
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German A Level Year 1 and Year 2 Revision Booklets with Facts and Key Vocabulary

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Two revision booklets for German A Level (Year 1 and Year 2), split up by topics and sub-themes from the AQA German text books. They combine a range of verbs, complex phrases, relevant facts and figures, which are key things that the examiners will be looking for to achieve the highest marks in their exams (according to the A Level speaking mark scheme). This German A Level revision document by sub-theme has already aided my students as revision for the photo card speaking exam. Please note: THEME 3 IS MISSING from Year 1 booklet so this will need to be added.
45 French Songs For GCSE French (Modern and Traditional)
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45 French Songs For GCSE French (Modern and Traditional)

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If you are looking for traditional and modern songs to get your students listening to French based around the AQA GCSE specification, check out this fantastic list of 45 French songs with artist name, song time and a YouTube link. There are 45+ songs split up by theme (family/home/charity/poverty/relationships/school/work/university/environment etc) which are perfect as a starting point to begin the topics, to use as a discussion point, as well as to learn vocabulary, or to exploit with gap fills and comprehension questions.
10 Fun Ways To Teach, Learn and Practise Vocabulary in Language Classroom
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10 Fun Ways To Teach, Learn and Practise Vocabulary in Language Classroom

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Both from personal and professional experience, learning and being able to use vocabulary is a vital component to having confidence and being successful in communicating in any foreign language. Therefore it is important to teach vocabulary well to help students acquire and use the language, as well as develop that confidence. Here, you will find 10 fun ways to teach, practise and learn vocabulary in the classroom to mix up the way you help your students to acquire vocabulary. There is also a video that I have included with examples and extra ideas on how to implement the vocabulary learning ideas in your classroom.
MFL Writing and Speaking Feedback Grid
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MFL Writing and Speaking Feedback Grid

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I have created this Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 writing and speaking marking feedback grid for the new AQA 9-1 GCSE and use it with general or assessed pieces of French, German and Spanish work. The grid is linked to a progress ladder that we use in school, which shows the elements students are required to include to progress from grades 1-9 in the two skills in these subjects. My school has been using it since October and I have found that it has really sped up my marking time. I circle elements that students haven’t included and they must refer back to it before completing their next piece of written or spoken work. I also insist that my students learn these elements by heart in order and they have done this, which is definitely helping with an improvement in grades. Hopefully it’s useful to you all as well!
Ich bin online Quiz Quiz Trade Style
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Ich bin online Quiz Quiz Trade Style

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Having never used Quiz Quiz Trade cards before, I did a quick HOW TO Google search today, modified the layout slightly and made my first ever (simple) resource! It’s targeted at year 7 German to go with Stimmt 1 Kapitel 3 for questioning and speaking. There is an Excel and Word Document available in case you need to edit or add more easily. Instructions: Word Doc Print the document and slice along each row (might need to duplicate for a bigger class) Give one each to students and ask them to fold the German section over. Students walk around and say the question to another student in TL (with or without looking at questions for differentiation) If the partner doesn’t understand they can ask for the question to be repeated/the German version to be shown/the English version to be shown, but they must answer in German as best as they can. If the person asking the questions believes they have replied correctly, repeat step 3 and 4 with the other person asking their question. If this partner answers correctly, swap cards physically over, move around and repeat steps 3-5 with someone else. Feel free to modify and use however you like. This is just how I’m using it.
6 Useful French GCSE Listening Websites
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6 Useful French GCSE Listening Websites

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Get your students to tune their ears to the French language with the list of awesome French listening websites - short description of each website and links included. I shared with my students on Google Classroom and advised them to even just do fifteen minutes 2-3 times per week.
Spontaneous Speaking Challenge for MFL Classrooms
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Spontaneous Speaking Challenge for MFL Classrooms

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When it comes to speaking in a different language, finding enough opportunity in the classroom can be quite tricky. This is a fun, low-prep and low-cost spontaneous speaking activity to use as revision, but also used within topics as speaking starters to practise speaking in the French, German, Spanish and Italian language classrooms, for example. It is an editable PowerPoint with instructions and slides containing a number of GCSE revision topics. However, the topics can easily be edited, depending on your requirements. It can be adapted for all levels, languages (I’ve used it with French, German and English) and groups. It has been tried and tested, but I have added my own spin to it.
45 Songs for GCSE German Classrooms (Modern and Traditional Songs)
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45 Songs for GCSE German Classrooms (Modern and Traditional Songs)

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If you are looking for traditional and modern songs to get your students listening to German based around the AQA German GCSE specification, check out this list of 45 German songs with artist name, song title and a YouTube link. There are 45+ songs split up by theme (family/relationships/social problems/home/environment/verbs/tenses and grammar etc) which are perfect as a starting point to begin the topics with a discussion, or to exploit with gap fills and comprehension questions. Please review the resource if you download it!
Guess The Logos and Alphabet Brands Worksheet for Tutor Time
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Guess The Logos and Alphabet Brands Worksheet for Tutor Time

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A 2-sided, attractively presented, fun worksheet for tutor time students to guess the logos and brands. Part 1 has 45 fairly well-known logos that the students have to guess and Part 2 has the alphabet created with the first letter from famous UK, American and international brands for the students to guess. I gave a time limit of 20 minutes for this activity with my form group and it worked quite well. Answers for both sides included!
Synonyms and Antonyms Activity for Language Classroom French German Spanish
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Synonyms and Antonyms Activity for Language Classroom French German Spanish

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A really good vocabulary revision or vocabulary builder starter, which is adaptable to French, German and Spanish etc. The teaching activity got my students thinking as soon as they came in to the classroom. If you are looking for a low prep teaching activity, which can be adapted and used in all of your classes this week, then try this synonyms and antonyms vocab challenge out!
79 General Knowledge Quiz Questions for Tutor Time
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79 General Knowledge Quiz Questions for Tutor Time

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A collection of 79 General Knowledge Questions spread across nine themes, including: TV & Film, Sports, Food & Drink, History, World, Languages, Bollywood, Religion and Music on a 4-page handout. It is the perfect activity to keep students busy for 30 minutes to an hour. Answers provided to this general knowledge quiz to give your your students at tutor time.
20 No Prep Low Prep Homework Ideas for MFL Classrooms
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20 No Prep Low Prep Homework Ideas for MFL Classrooms

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I have put together a list of twenty No Prep Low Prep Homework Activities for the MFL Classroom (French, German, Spanish etc). The resource includes 20 very low prep homework activities to try out with your students (11-18 year olds) to have more impact and to improve the chances of them doing the activities.
Quiz Bundle for Tutor Time
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Quiz Bundle for Tutor Time

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Two fantastic resources to keep students entertained during tutor times, or when they need to be occupied for a set period of time. 79 General Knowledge Quiz Questions for Tutor Time A collection of 79 General Knowledge Questions spread across nine themes, including: TV & Film, Sports, Food & Drink, History, World, Languages, Bollywood, Religion and Music on a 4-page handout. It is the perfect activity to keep students busy for 30 minutes to an hour. Answers provided to this general knowledge quiz to give your your students at tutor time. Anagrams Quiz for Form Time or English Lessons A fun anagrams quiz with four sections including food & drink, cities, actors and actresses and desserts. A great cross-curricular activity for form time (food tech, drama, geography and English), or to play closer to Christmas or Easter to keep students entertained in English lessons or at tutor time for 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Attractively presented quiz and answers included.
Anagrams Quiz for Tutor Time or English Lessons
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Anagrams Quiz for Tutor Time or English Lessons

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A fun anagrams quiz with four sections including food & drink, cities, actors and actresses and desserts. A great cross-curricular activity for form time (food tech, drama, geography and English), or to play closer to Christmas or Easter to keep students entertained in English lessons or at tutor time for 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Attractively presented quiz and answers included.
AQA French GCSE Sample Speaking Questions for General Conversation
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AQA French GCSE Sample Speaking Questions for General Conversation

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In order to support the French Speaking of my students, I collated a number of foundation level and higher tier questions and put them into a handout. I have also highlighted keywords that sometimes students struggle to grasp, plus activity suggestions that can be used to support their revision for the general conversation exam. However, these questions might also be useful for the bullet points in the writing examinations, too. AQA French Speaking General Conversation Guidance for Students: FOUNDATION TIER: At foundation level your general french speaking conversation will last between 3 and 5 minutes HIGHER TIER: At higher level your conversation will last between 5 and 7 minutes. The total marks for the french speaking general conversation section of the French speaking examination are 30 marks (50% of the overall speaking exams) and is split as follows: Communication /10 Range and accuracy of language /10 Pronunciation and intonation /5 Spontaneity and fluency /5
Spontaneous Speaking Speech Bubbles for French, German and Spanish Lessons
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Spontaneous Speaking Speech Bubbles for French, German and Spanish Lessons

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A great alternative to lists of questions for spontaneous speaking in French, German and Spanish, ideal for all levels including KS3, GCSE and KS5. The nicely-presented A4 word document has been created with space for 10 editable questions (for higher level students you could always print two sheets with Student A questions and Student B questions). You can easily amend the text within the speech bubbles to suit any topic.
Emojis Vocabulary Builder for French, German and Spanish Lessons
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Emojis Vocabulary Builder for French, German and Spanish Lessons

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Use this Emojis vocabulary builder as a starter for any of the topic below, or use at the end of each topic as revision. You could also use the emoji vocabulary builder activity to spark speaking or writing activities. Emojis have been split up into the following themes, based loosely on the KS3 and 9-1 GCSE French, German and Spanish topics on an A4 word document: Food and Drink Animals and Nature Free time Transport and Holidays People, Clothes and ‘Smileys’ I created this adapatation of Miss Meyrick’s Emojis activity, which had over 500 emojis.