Resources

In the Useful Documents section at the bottom of this page we have included some worksheets for you to download. These are also available for pupils to download themselves in their GET READY TO GO section of the website.

As well as resources specific to Burgundy and the region around MCF, we have also included some links to general resources for French teaching.

We welcome your recommendations for this list and are keen to share ideas and any examples of good practice.

Useful websites about Burgundy and the local area

Office de tourisme d’Avallon: http://avallon-morvan.com

Office de tourisme de Vezelay: http://www.vezelaytourisme.com
Bourgogne tourisme: http://www.bourgogne-tourisme.com
Burgundy today: http://www.burgundytoday.com

Recommended French teaching resources

http://www.french.about.com/   -  FREE - This website has all kinds of  tips and tools for French teachers including lessons, quizzes, classroom games, projects and inspiring ideas. I particularly like the explanations of French phrases and expressions such as ‘quand même’ and the WORD OF THE DAY, which could be useful for pupil projects or research.

http://www.frenchspanishonline.com - FREE - Another excellent website with some really clever interactive resources ideal for homeworks, independent extension tasks or computer room lessons. My favourite is Ratounet singing his French alphabet song.

http://www.frenglishnews.com - FREE - A perfect resource for presenting the news in French. All the short articles are written in both French and English and the French version is also available as an audio feed.

http://www.frenchteacher.net and http://www.frenchteachernet.blogspot.com - FREE - Some useful resources and and interesting blog written for French teachers by the French department at Ripon Grammar school.

http://www.kloogame.com - MCF DISCOUNT AVAILABLE - Multi-award winning KLOO has turned learning a language into a game. Players make sentences and learn words in French to score points. The longer the sentence and the more words they learn, the faster they score. In this way, KLOO makes learning a language fast, easy and a lot of fun. You can try KLOO out when you come to visit and take advantage of a special discount for MCF schools.

http://www.theday.co.uk - MCF DISCOUNT AVAILABLE - The Day is an online news service for schools and colleges with a mission to ‘encourage teachers to get students engaging in the big ideas and events that shape our World.’ MCF has been helping to translate the articles and stories which are now available in French, German, Italian and Spanish.    

Language Teaching Groups

The Association for Language Learning

The Association for Language Learning, ALL, is the major association for those involved in teaching foreign languages at all levels in the UK.

 

The Independent Schools Modern Languages Association

The Independent Schools Modern Languages Association, ISMLA, aims to provide a forum for Modern Languages teachers in independent schools to meet, share ideas and inform themselves about and contribute to developments in Modern Languages teaching.

 

French as a foreign language

Created and run by professional French language, the Agency for the promotion of French as a foreign language.

Useful documents
Idées d’activités pour la classe Download Word version Download PDF version
Des questions pour les repas Download Word version Download PDF version
Questions pour mes amis Download Word version Download PDF version
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