Presentation on theme: "Year 7 Ideas and resources. Why year 7? Enthusiasm – less peer pressure or embarassment Fresh start – new to the school Less resistance – they will consider."— Presentation transcript:
Why year 7? Enthusiasm – less peer pressure or embarassment Fresh start – new to the school Less resistance – they will consider speaking Target Language as the norm Implications for KS4 take-up Confidence Love of language
Student Survey We asked about student confidence in speaking the Target language in the classroom in October and December and compared the results.
(All relate to TL use)OctDec Enjoy talking TL in lesson48%97% Can understand classroom instr.38%95% Can ask teacher for things0%71% Can ask for help when I dont understand 0%52% Make use of classroom displays76%86% Happy to give opinion in French14%43% I dont mind if I make mistakes62%67% Enjoy having conv. With teach/ friends 29%71%
French placemats To be left on table to support pupils.
French phrases How you say themWhat they mean Pardon, Madame … Merci. Sil vous plaît. Je nai pas de... Avez-vous... Jai fini. Jai un problème. Je ne comprends pas. Je ne sais pas. Comment dit-on... Je peux aller aux toilettes ? Pardong madamm Mairsy seel voo play Shuh nay pah duh Avay voo Shay feenee Shay ung problaim Shuh nuh comprong pah Shuh nuh say pah Commong deet ong Shuh pur allay owe twalet? Excuse me Mrs… Thank you Please I havent got... Have you got... Ive finished Ive got a problem I dont understand I dont know How do you say... Can I go to the toilet?
Specific placemats To be adapted for each lesson
aider – to help dire – to say demander – to ask adapter – to adapt /change les réponses - answers Il y a.. – there is / there are.. difficile - difficult facile – easy oui – yes non - no Comment dit-on ……… en français – how do you say……in French Très - very Assez – quite Je suis grand (e) – I am tall Je suis petit (e) – I am small
Washing lines Can be used for topic vocabulary or classroom instructions / language
To be able to say you have a problem (7S9) To be able to ask for equipment you need (7S4)
Pardon Madame! Problème! Jai un problème! X Je nai pas de gomme! ? Avez-vous une gomme, sil vous plaît ? Merci !Merci Madame!
Pardon Madame! Problème! Jai un problème! X Je nai pas de feutres! ? Avez-vous des feutres, sil vous plaît ? Merci !Merci Madame!
Pardon Madame! Excuse me Madame! Jai un problème! I have a problem! Je nai pas de stylo! I havent got a pen! Avez-vous un stylo, Have you got a pen, sil vous plaît ? please? Merci Madame! Thank you, Madame! How to say that you have a problem and ask for equipment you need
Increased confidence Higher expectations Willingness to try Enthusiasm Higher achievement Spontaneous interest from other classes Being able to transfer language across topics Enjoyment of the language – teacher and pupil These benefits were clearly seen when comparing 2 year 7 classes in the same school and with the same teacher where only one class was involved in the project. Benefits
Conclusions Perseverance is the key – keep going! Reward the pupils for trying to speak in target language Increase expectations Little by little – build up the target language It really is WORTH it! The benefits outweigh the slog! Revisit classroom language regularly
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