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Complete French Scheme for KS2

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by Marrega, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. Marrega

    Marrega New commenter

    Hi, I have been told that I am going to lead MFL in the school. Previously the subject was led by a languages expert, who left detailed plans for lots of different languages. Like me, though, my fellow teachers know very little of any foreign language and the plans are challenging - relying on us googling how words should be pronounced etc. I also have no clue as to how I am supposed to prove progress when so many different languages are being looked at. It has been suggested that the school moves to one language and French seems to be the one that a few teachers have a GCSE in. Is there a complete French scheme for KS2, which offers a progressive curriculum with videos and games so that the children get a better experience in the subject? 'Rising Stars' is in the process of producing one for £400 and the material available to preview seems good but as I don't speak French, I don't feel qualified to judge. Has anyone signed up for the scheme? Anyone who speaks French? Thank you for your time.
  2. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    We use Rigolo. The children seem to love the animations and even non French speakers can manage! However it is now quite dated.
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Last edited: Feb 13, 2020
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  4. Marrega

    Marrega New commenter

    Thank you. I will take a look.
  5. Marrega

    Marrega New commenter

  6. Geekie

    Geekie Occasional commenter

    Hello - one language is the way to go, and is what is required by the national curriculum. I heard from the Ofsted languages lead inspector just yesterday that they don't like an approach with more than one language, as children usually end up not making the substantial progress in any.
    Light Bulb Languages has a comprehensive scheme with detailed lesson plans and audio files as well as upskilling podcasts for the non-specialist teacher.
    Language Angels is also popular. I don't like CGP Salut, as it is all very word-based and does not build in opportunities for consolidation or creativity with the language.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.

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