Games for Teaching Primary French

By: Sue Finnie , Danièle Bourdais


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Size240 x 210mm
PublishedNovember 2015

Games for Teaching Primary French by Danièle Bourdais and Sue Finnie is a practical toolkit containing a wide variety of fun and engaging games for all abilities, from complete beginners to more competent learners. It includes a wide range of games, from five-minute starters or plenaries to longer, more challenging games where learners can make substantial progress. It has been devised specifically for busy teachers with limited resources, budget and planning time, who want simple and effective ideas to use in the classroom.

The games in this book cover all core aspects of the primary French curriculum and are organised into the key skills areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, with additional parts on grammar, number games and sounds. These games allow learners to absorb and explore language in a variety of mediums, building up skills, knowledge and confidence in the process.

The book is packed with techniques and games to support existing schemes of work and offers plenty of inspiration and ideas for teaching primary French. The straightforward, reliable, no-tech suggestions are based on sound pedagogy and years of classroom experience, and will help deliver great learning outcomes lesson after lesson.

Teaching modern foreign languages can be challenging, and can be a daunting prospect for teachers who are not language experts themselves. Games for Teaching Primary French is designed to support teachers with easy to follow, ready to use ideas. These flexible games can be adapted to suit any topic and any ability level. For more experienced French teachers, there are plenty of new, imaginative and fun ideas to refresh your practice.

The book is perfect for Key Stage 2 teachers who want ideas for teaching French and don't have unlimited resources and planning time.

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Games for Teaching Primary French is reviewed on The Language Teacher Toolkit Blog.

Games for Teaching Primary French is mentioned in Nattalingo's Natter - episode 11. Listen in at 11:30 minutes here.

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Sue Finnie

Sue Finnie has many years' experience in the fields of education, language learning and publishing. She has written a wide range of educational resources for teaching French; from magazines and books to songs, CD-ROMs, online courses and radio and TV programmes. Key projects include the primary French course Comète and the award-winning KS3 course Équipe.

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Danièle Bourdais

Danièle Bourdais is a French bilingual writer, editor and consultant. She has been working in the UK with educational publishers for nearly 30 years and in this time has co-authored a variety of print and online resources. Danièle has created high profile, award-winning courses for the teaching of French from KS2 to A level.


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