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10 differences between French and British schools – Real life – Complete France

I found this recently which looks really useful for teaching some of the cultural aspects of MFL. Children always enjoy learning about what school is like in other countries. 10 differences between French and British schools – Real life – … Continue reading

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How to Learn Children’s Names in September

It’s that time of year again, when teachers are thinking about their new classes, hoping they won’t have too many with the same name, and wondering how they will ever learn all the names if they aren’t all the same. … Continue reading

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MFL Spelling Game

This week I made up a game for my children to practice the alphabet. I put lots of individual letters into a bag, and they had to take it in turns to draw a letter out and say its name. … Continue reading

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Teach Like You Mean It!

I often see Facebook posts from trainee teachers and NQTs asking how to make particular subjects “exciting”, or looking for a hook to draw them in. While I agree it’s important that children enjoy learning, I also think it’s important … Continue reading

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Learning to spell in French

We’ve been working really hard on spellings in French this year. It’s the first year of French and we have been looking at pets. For the topic we learnt eight words for animals, and I challenged them to learn how … Continue reading

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Learning a language with Duolingo

At the beginning of the summer I signed up for a Duolingo account. I know, I know – I’m late to the party, but better late than never. Not long after I started, I read an article about why apps … Continue reading

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Why MFL is good for children with SEN

A few days ago I read something that made me really angry. It was an article written by a parent about how the education system is letting her children down. At first I was sympathetic, and found myself nodding along … Continue reading

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