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Teaching a MFL

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LittleEsme Wed 26-Jun-13 21:04:38

How is it different to, say, teaching English or Science?

I'm doing a small presentation tomorrow on mini plenaries but wanted some expert insight into how mini plenaries lend themselves perfectly to learning a language.


SweepTheHalls Wed 26-Jun-13 21:08:24

Mini plenaries are a pretty integral part of all lessons! Reflect on progress made in the first part of the lesson, and create a focus for the next phase.

PotteringAlong Wed 26-Jun-13 21:34:18

Review vocab? Recap grammar? Consolidate speaking practice?

LaSingeEstSurLaBranche Wed 03-Jul-13 21:41:25

I do a 'shoot out' game where pupils stand back to back, I count to three in target language and say a word/phrase. The first pupil to turn and say the English/MFL depending on which way round you do it, is the winner.
Or I borrowed a 'game' from So Graham Norton. I have all the class stand and say a word/phrase. All the pupils who know what it means remain standing and those who don't must sit down. It gives you an instant idea of comprehension.
For Ofsted, at the start we drew a start-finish line on the board and gave each pupil a post-it to write their name on. Then they had to stick their post it as far along the line as they wanted to demonstrate their knowledge of the lesson content. At the end, as a plenary, they move their post-it along. Clear demonstration of progress throughout the lesson.

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