French lesson plans and activities

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GCSE French - using complex structures

GCSE French - using complex structures

PowerPoint and accompanying workpack designed to encourage pupils to use a variety of complex structures in their spoken and written French. An extremely useful reference and revision tool for pupils to use as part of their exam preparation. The presentation is designed so that teachers can deliver a set of structures at a time in any order they please. You could also upload it to your VLE for pupils to access independently. Please do let me know if you spot any mistakes.

By maryjane1969

The Perfect Tense Card Race

The Perfect Tense Card Race

Print out the cards and laminate them. Pupils work in pairs or small groups and race against each other to form the perfect tense with the cards after reading the infinitive and the subject from the PowerPoint. Good element of competition and really highlights how much (or little!) they actually know. Includes avoir and être verbs and agreement. Can be easily adapted to suit your requirements too.

By maryjane1969

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19 French A-Level revision quickies

19 French A-Level revision quickies

More, newer and better A level revision quickies here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/23-new-a-level-french-revision-quickies-2016-11244907 For an free online self-marking version of these go to: www.language-gym.com/work-outs/. STEP 1 - Select FrenchSTEP 2 - Select VocabularySTEP 3 - Select Advanced levelAny feedback would be more than welcome

By gianfrancoconti1966

GCSE French tenses revision board game

GCSE French tenses revision board game

NEW EDITION ADDED. You need to print this in colour in order for it to work. Throw a die, land on a square and conjugate the verb in the correct tense. Get it wrong and go back three spaces. Very easy for you to edit to suit your groups.

By maryjane1969

Les technologies (iPad 2)

Les technologies (iPad 2)

Using the iPad 2, a series of mini-activities based on the ipad adverts in French. It is a notebook file only, no powerpoint available.

By MrJGarnier

French regular verbs (ER and IR/RE)

French regular verbs (ER and IR/RE)

Introduction to the regular present tense. A short starter activity matching subject pronouns, followed by the presentation of the three main groups of regular verbs and their endings. There is a short conjugation exercise for each group of verbs and printable blank verb flowers too.

By maryjane1969

French Speaking Mat

French Speaking Mat

NEW VERSION ADDED We print these in A3 and have them on every table in every classroom. I have used suggested phrases from lots of sources as well as my own. The pupils use the mats regularly during group talk activities and their spontaneous use of language has increased significantly.

By maryjane1969

Mes vacances et ma passion-Les Alpes

Mes vacances et ma passion-Les Alpes

I tried to select a nice topic and theme to teach and revise various skills and grammatical aspects . It links to Expo3 ( la Normandie ) rouge with the discovery of an area but I jaust added more on this so students get to compare areas and see how varied France is. I will add more through a different power point and add worksheets , this is taking ages .... hope it helps. I used the interactive quiz with the gap fill as a little starter and introduction about the Alps before showing the Power Point.

By skiermeetsboarder

Francophonie

Francophonie

A series of powerpoint on the topic of Francophonie. A more closer look at Reunion island. Couldn't upload the videos but you can find &'les grands champions de la francophonie&'; on youtube (Francophonie 2) and use the clip from 'Jeunes Francophones&' on Senegal for the pwp on Goree island. Link to the video : http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/dakar-et-lesclavage/1756.html Activities on the pwp start at 1:30.

By rollet_marie

Humans of New York style lesson for French and Spanish GCSE

Humans of New York style lesson for French and Spanish GCSE

Loosely based on Portraits of Montreal and Humans of Spain (similar to Humans of New York photography). Perfect for challenging new GCSE Specification (reading and translation skills)1) Students can match the text to the picture2) Translation3) Create their own captions based on their preconceptions4) General class discussion about judging strangers This also lends itself nicely to do their own project - they each bring in a picture and a quote from someone they know, and translate it.

By bonjourlemonde

French GCSE – Une histoire mystérieuse – imperfect, perfect and pluperfect tenses.

French GCSE – Une histoire mystérieuse – imperfect, perfect and pluperfect tenses.

This resource is to actively practise and use the 3 past tenses – imperfect, perfect and pluperfect. It goes through a revision of each tense with exercises to check comprehension for each tense and an accompanying worksheet. Then the main text is introduced which is part of a ‘mysterious story’. This is first as a listening activity with two different exercises to complete and a worksheet. The text is then used as a reading comprehension with a range of questions, grammar and writing activities to complete. The final writing activity involves creative writing, as students need to provide their own ending to the mystery. Answers to activities are on the PowerPoint. This should certainly take two – three lessons.

By cgazzal

Mon College pptx.

Mon College pptx.

Students will learn :Definite and indefinite articlesItems to take to schoolSeasons of the yearThe verb Il faut/on doit/interditil ne faut pasConjugation of the verb ‘porter’To describe school uniformRules in schoolto describe their schoolSchool subjectsTo describe problems at schoolAdjectives describing school and school subjectsTime24 hour clockTo describe a school day

By marycottle

French Introductions Active Oral Game

French Introductions Active Oral Game

An active oral game to practise basic French introductions. Print and laminate the C'est Moi! (It's Me!) cards and distribute one to each child. The questions 'Comment tu t'appelles?', 'Quel âge as-tu?' and 'Où habites-tu?' will be asked and answered as children circulate, trying to find themselves! This activity can be played regularly and works well as a main lesson activity or fun starter / finisher task. The file is included as a PDF but also as an editable version in case you wish to make amendments - for instance you may wish to change the locations to better fit with where you are teaching.GAME INSTRUCTIONS:There are 18 identical pairs of cards. Each card used should have its matching card in play. If you have an odd number of pupils, the teacher or another adult can join in. Children circulate, asking and answering questions in French about name, age and where they live, in whatever order they wish. Children’s responses should be based on the information on their card. Without looking at each other’s card, children must try to find the player whose card matches their own. They can say “C’est moi!” (It’s me!) when they find them.Names, ages and places are repeated across the cards. Children will often need to ask more than one question before they can rule out a particular peer. Encourage children to greet each other using a French greeting and to say ‘Au revoir’ or ‘A bientôt’ before they head off to quiz the next child.Successful pairs could sit down when they have found their match. Lower ability / younger pupils could use a vocabulary card (see page 7), which contains the key words and phrases to be practised in this activity. A printable instruction card is also included for teacher use.I hope you enjoy using this in your class. If you can spare a moment I would be so grateful for a review. Many thanks for your interest in my resources.I have several other French greetings and introductions resources you might be interested in. For these and for lots more engaging, great value Maths, Literacy and French resources, visit FullShelf Resources

By FullShelf

French Greetings / Introductions Worksheets & Puzzles

French Greetings / Introductions Worksheets & Puzzles

2 worksheets plus a crossword and wordsearch for consolidation of French greetings and introductions vocabulary for learners new to French or revising basic vocabulary. Differentiated versions of all resources are included, with wordbanks or more challenging tasks included as appropriate. The one-star versions are the less challenging ones. The worksheets feature coloured illustrations but black and white printing would be fine. Alongside the PDF versions of the worksheets, Word versions are also included in case you wish to amend them.Many thanks for your interest in my resources. I would be so grateful for a review if you have a spare moment. You can find more French greetings and introductions resources in my TES shop. For lots more engaging, great value Maths, Literacy and French resources, visit FullShelf Resources

By FullShelf

AQA French GCSE: Theme 1 Free time

AQA French GCSE: Theme 1 Free time

A series of lessons on the topic of free time. Includes:MusicTVCinemaSportLast weekendNext weekendHomework: packs for each topic including reading and listening practiseFoundation and higher in unit assessment tasks

By tbeeforth

French Holidays homework

French Holidays homework

Series of weekly homework tasks for the topic of holidays.Includes:GCSE style photo cardGCSE style extended writingFlipped learning vocabulary activityAsking questions worksheetFoundation future tense worksheetHigher future tense worksheet

By tbeeforth

Quel and ce/cette with school uniform

Quel and ce/cette with school uniform

This is a power point presentation lesson on using the demonstrative adjective ce and interrogative adjective quel in the context of school uniform. It starts by checking clothing vocabulary with a match-up task, then explains how the adjectives change according to number and gender. Then there is a short exercise filling in gaps with the correct form of quel and ce. After this pupils look at adjectives to describe items of clothing, matching cut-up words to the French. Led by the power point pupils put together what they have learnt in a speaking activity by completing a survey, using pictures and suggested adjectives. Differentiation is included through 1) thinking up adjectives in the vocabulary matching activity 2) thinking about re-usable phrases or interesting grammatical constructions in the exercise on quel and ce and 3) the different levels of answers in the speaking exercise. Files are listed in the order they appear in the power-point.

By Journalactuel

FRENCH - EUROPE COUNTRIES & CAPITAL CITIES - 4 QUIZZES, 4 CHALLENGES!

FRENCH - EUROPE COUNTRIES & CAPITAL CITIES - 4 QUIZZES, 4 CHALLENGES!

ENJOY A YEAR-ROUND WHOLE-GROUP COMPETITION TO DEVELOP BOTH SKILLS IN FRENCH AND KNOWLEDGE OF EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY - 4 QUIZZES, 4 CHALLENGES!These are great quizzes, suitable for a wide range of learning stages at any time of the school year! Students can develop their knowledge of the geography of EUROPE in a cooperative, communicative and interactive way, using FRENCH as the means of communication. They're really useful for listening, speaking, pronunciation and reading out loud. They work well as a whole-group team quiz, and are also perfect for pair or small-group learning. Revisit regularly - can students beat their own record?The set contains all EUROPEAN countries and capitals, including some island communities such as the FAROE ISLANDS. Each question has 3 answers to choose from. The quiz cards are numbered, but can also be asked in a random order: simply place all the cards in a bowl, box or tin, and work your way through!CHALLENGE 1 has 60 multiple-choice questions, and requires students to choose the correct capital city of a specific country from a choice of threeCHALLENGE 2 has 60 multiple-choice questions, and requires students to choose the correct country of a specific capital city from a choice of threeCHALLENGE 3 requires students to write the correct capital city from a country promptCHALLENGE 4 requires students to write the correct country from a capital city promptAward extra points for perfect pronunciation and spot-on spelling!The quiz card templates allow students to put their memory to the test in a different way, and to apply their knowledge very practically, as well as engaging with some basic writing in FRENCH: they can create their own set of multiple-choice questions for each other! There is also an alphabetical by country reference list of all countries and capitals, which students find useful to read through before playing. Laminate the cards and reference sheets if you can - you’ll be able to use them for years to come.Have a look at my other sets of continents quizzes in FRENCH when you get chance! You might also be interested in my combined pack of EUROPE posters & quizzes at the special price of $8.00 - have a look at it here:https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/french-europe-poster-and-quiz-pack-en-fran-ais-11620146The resource consists of three, non-editable files in a zipped format; please read the TERMS OF USE carefully - the resource is copyright, and for single-teacher/purchaser use only.MERCI BEAUCOUP ET BON VOYAGE !

By LivelyLearningClassroom

A l'avenir - future plans

A l'avenir - future plans

This lesson focuses on independent work and speaking tasks. Students must use dictionaries to look up infinitives, discuss future plans and use vocabulary related to future plans.

By Gabby1988

FRENCH - EUROPE POSTER & QUIZ PACK - EN FRANÇAIS !

FRENCH - EUROPE POSTER & QUIZ PACK - EN FRANÇAIS !

CREATE AN INSTANT AND COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO EUROPE IN YOUR CLASSROOM, DEVELOP GEOGRAPHICAL KNOWLEDGE OF EUROPE AND ENHANCE SKILLS IN FRENCH AT THE SAME TIME!70 A4 (8.5 x 11) POSTERS WITH EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, CAPITAL CITIES & FLAGS4 QUIZZES, 4 CHALLENGES - 120 MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUIZ CARDS, COUNTRIES & CAPITAL CITIES WITH RECALL & WRITE QUIZZESThe posters give your learning environment a great multicultural look and feel, at the same time promoting FRENCH as a living language, featuring in the everyday life of your - and your students’ - classroom. There may be a number of countries and capital cities that students do not know, or are not aware of, so the posters can help students develop their general knowledge and understanding of EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY. I’ve included a range of islands, such as the FAROE ISLANDS, to extend students’ knowledge of EUROPE a little further, and I’ve also shown some countries, for example ARMENIA, that are often classed as belonging either to EUROPE or to ASIA. I’ve also included two posters for some countries, such as FRANCE, officially known as the RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE - you can choose either the more frequently-used LA FRANCE or the RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE to display.With the quizzes, students can further develop their knowledge of the geography of Europe in a cooperative, communicative and interactive way, using FRENCH as the means of communication. The quizzes are great for listening, speaking, pronunciation and reading out loud, working well as both a small and whole-group team activity. There are four speaking/writing challenges: CHALLENGE 1 prompts for a specific capital city; CHALLENGE 2 prompts for a specific country; CHALLENGE 3 prompts for a capital city in writing; CHALLENGE 4 prompts for a country in writing. The quiz card templates allow students to put their memory to the test in a different way, and to apply their knowledge very practically, as well as engaging with some writing in FRENCH: they can create their own set of multiple-choice questions for each other! There is also an alphabetical by country reference list of all countries and capitals, which students find useful to read through before playing. Laminate the cards and reference sheets if you can - you’ll be able to use them for years to come. The posters and quizzes are also available as separate resources, each priced at $5.00.The resource itself comprises 4 non-editable files in a zipped format; please read the TERMS OF USE carefully - the resource is copyright, and for single-teacher/purchaser use only.MERCI BEAUCOUP ET BON DIVERTISSEMENT !

By LivelyLearningClassroom

FRENCH - EUROPE 72 POSTERS PACK - COUNTRIES, CAPITAL CITIES & FLAGS

FRENCH - EUROPE 72 POSTERS PACK - COUNTRIES, CAPITAL CITIES & FLAGS

CREATE AN INSTANT AND COMPREHENSIVE INTRODUCTION TO EUROPE IN YOUR CLASSROOM WITH 70 POSTERS FEATURING COUNTRIES, CAPITAL CITIES & FLAGS - IN FRENCH!Brighten up your classroom with this set of 72 posters (8.5 x 11) in FRENCH showing EUROPEAN countries, capital cities and flags. The posters give your learning environment a great multicultural look and feel, at the same time promoting FRENCH as a living language, featuring in the everyday life of your - and your students’ - classroom. There may be a number of countries and capital cities that students do not know, or are not aware of, so the posters can help students develop their general knowledge and understanding of EUROPEAN GEOGRAPHY.I’ve included a range of islands, such as the FAROE ISLANDS, to extend students’ knowledge of EUROPE a little further, and I’ve also shown some countries, for example ARMENIA, that are often classed as belonging either to EUROPE or to ASIA. I’ve also included two posters for some countries, such as FRANCE, officially known as the RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE - you can choose either the more frequently-used LA FRANCE or the RÉPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE to display.The posters look great displayed horizontally across a particular learning area - alphabetically works well, though non-alphabetically is perfect for a country quest activity! They're ideal for the annual EUROPE DAY celebration, and THE EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES, as well as an all year round display. Laminate for longevity - you'll be able to display your EUROPE posters for years to come!Have a look at my other sets of continents display posters in FRENCH when you get chance! You might also be interested in my combined pack of posters & quizzes at the special price of $8.00 - have a look at it here:https://www.tes.com/us/teacher-lessons/french-europe-poster-and-quiz-pack-en-fran-ais-11620146The resource consists of a single, non-editable file; please read the TERMS OF USE carefully - the resource is copyright, and for single-teacher/purchaser use only.MERCI BEAUCOUP ET BON VOYAGE !

By LivelyLearningClassroom