MFL in Primary - what type of training do you want/need?

(4 Posts)
Euphemia Thu 11-Jun-15 18:41:08

I have an interview for a secondment to deliver training in French to primary teachers (Scottish 1+2 languages' policy).

I want to go prepared with ideas for the types of training teachers would like: games, songs, classroom routine, grammar, pronunciation? As a learner, would you prefer group, individual or whole class exercises?

If you were attending this type of training, what would you want?

Merci d'avance!

TheTroubleWithAngels Thu 11-Jun-15 19:03:49

1 + 2 fills me with dread!

Pronunciation is key to me- I don't have a good French accent at all (although I do have an A in my Higher shock!). I would love to get a list of good classroom vocab/ routine commands in French with a phonetic guide (ideal world- mp3 to listen to?).

I'd like to see examples of integrated language teaching in the average classroom. I hate courses where they show you videos of teaching 12 handpicked kids!

We have a brilliant book in the staffroom with lots of formative assessment stuff in Spanish- something like that in French would also be ideal.

I would prefer a mix of group, individual and whole class exercises. I'd also like to see a progression pathway from p1-7 and what you would generally expect them to be able to do by the time they go up to secondary.

Will have a think for anything else.

Euphemia Thu 11-Jun-15 19:22:46


Do you have access to the Power Language Platform website? Fabulous resources and plans for P1-7 on there, including wee speakers you can click to hear the pronunciation.

TheTroubleWithAngels Thu 11-Jun-15 20:02:03

No- never heard of it! Looks great though.

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