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1 Modern Foreign Languages
MFL Modern Foreign Languages

2 Activity: Greetings/Introductions
Take name card Aim: to find partner by asking questions Greet whoever you meet: ‘Bonjour!’ They say ‘Bonjour!’ in reply You ask the person: ‘Comment t’appelle tu?’ They respond ‘Je m’appelle…’ If they are your partner, say ‘excellent!’ If not, say ‘Ah, non!’ and move on.

3 Activity Review Demanding? Much preparation? Enjoyable? Inclusive?
Could differentiate?

4 MFL - Background Nuffield Languages Enquiry (1998 – 2000)
Languages for All: Languages for Life (National Languages Strategy 2002) Primary National Strategy (2004)

5 ‘Every child should have the opportunity throughout Key Stage 2 to study a foreign language and develop their interest in the culture of other nations. They should have access to high quality teaching and learning opportunities, making use of native speakers and e-learning. By age 11 they should have the opportunity to reach a recognised level of competence on the Common European Framework and for that achievement to be recognised through a national scheme’ (Languages for All: Languages for Life)

6 Rationale

7 Supportive Developments
CILT: the National Centre for Languages NACELL: the National Advisory Centre on Early Language Learning National Director for Languages KS2 NC & QCA schemes and non-statutory guidance The Languages Ladder / Asset Languages Additional funding (Primary Strategy) KS2 Framework for MFL FLAs for primary schools Links with Secondary schools (specialist & feeder)

8 KS2 Framework for Languages aims to provide practical support for the development of primary MFL through: A set of learning objectives Guidance on their use

9 KS2 Framework for Languages

10 KS2 Framework for Languages 5 Strands
Oracy Literacy Intercultural Understanding Knowledge about Language Language Learning Strategies

11 Meeting the Framework Objectives
Today’s starter activity: greetings. Page 18 in Framework Objectives met: Oracy Literacy Knowledge about Language Language Learning Strategies 4 out of 5 strands addressed.

12 Assumptions about Delivery
Schools choose which language Teacher and planners will need access to appropriate resources MFL will be embedded – links to other subjects Teaching will involve different staff, but the role of the classroom teacher is critical Schools will allocate at least one hour per week for dedicated language learning.

13 Why? It’s good idea … isn’t it?
Why might you think it’s not so good? So what’s good about it?

14 Concerns Time Expertise – linguistic Expertise – methodological
Resources Other?

15 However, Early Language Learning can…
Develop language skills (especially ‘ear’) Develop language learning skills Develop recall skills Support Literacy and understanding of how language works Develop communication skills Reinforce learning in other subjects

16 Early Language Learning can…
Develop cultural awareness Foster positive attitudes to: - language learning - Other cultures - Speakers of other languages - Speakers of non-standard English Develop self-esteem amongst pupils with EAL

17 …and it can be great fun!

18 Holy Souls KS2 Framework for Languages with QCA
LCP scheme with flashcards as backbone All years start with Y3 then build on this 1 hour per week – half hour & smaller chunks Emphasis on Speaking & Listening with some writing further down line (more next week) Use of ICT to support & motivate Cross-curricular links Songs, poems, games, dances, etc Make it fun – have a go!                          

19 Holy Souls Non-statutory until 2010/11 (date not yet set)
No formal assessments (yet) Make engaging: A process as much as an outcome Links with Archbishop Illesley – esp Y6 Languages coach – establish need first Funding & from LA through BASS Links with French schools – 2009/10

20 Suggested Planning Spring Term – immersion in French language
Try out basics, e.g. greetings, numbers, commands Use ICT resources to grab children’s interest, e.g. Funny Bear KS2 Year 3 Term 1 week-by-week Resource Pack to get started Learn together with children 40% French words = cognates!

21 Greetings

22 Songs
Allons Chanter CD, e.g. for phonics sound ‘ou’ – game ‘coucou et hibou’ French children’s characters, e.g. Funny Bear, Pigloo, Bebe Lilly.

23 Comment t’appelle tu? Je m'appelle funny bear Je m'appelle funny bear Je m'appelle funny funny funny funny funny bear. J'ai un petit ventre mou et un slip kangourou. Je suis pas comme les autres tout doux moi Je suis un petit loup.

24 Qu'est-ce que tu aimes faire, Pigloo?
Qu'il fasse bon ou mauvais Moi j'aime skier Qu'il fasse bon ou mauvais Moi j'aime skier En avant en arrière S'envoler dans les airs De surfer, je n'peux plus m'arrêter

25 Tenez-vous les hanches
Faites comme les pingouins Faut que ça balance On se déhanche Ca fait du bien.

26 Frere Jacques - karaoke

27 Pat et Stanley font du Sport Suggested Use
Listen for cognates – make notes / list What is happening? Prediction: what next? Qui est les animaux? Enjoy!

28 Numbers Un, deux , un deux trois Quatre, cinq, quatre cinq six
Sept, huit, sept huit neuf DIX et puis ça recommence la, la , la , la et puis ça recommence (répétez)

29 Cultural understanding
Food tasting Weather – webcams, e.g. ‘trendy’ site main TV site for clips Chez Mimi Chez Mimi episodes: Film trailers – prediction skills, listening skills, compare cultures, e.g.

30 Other ideas Register – greetings or just say something in French
Kim’s game PE numbers game Maths mental warm-up Birthdays: ‘Bon anniversaire!’ Sign of the Cross: ‘Au nom du père, Et du fils, Et du Saint-Esprit. Amen’.

31 ICT LCP Interactive activities – icon on system
Websites – see basic list on staff common, e.g. Youtube – fantastic resource - vet first! Powerpoint resources – staff common Smartboard resources – staff common More on ICT next week…

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