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What do you do for French?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Minkuelle1, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. Minkuelle1

    Minkuelle1 New commenter

    Do any primary teachers on here use the Rigolo scheme of work for French?
    A newish colleague suggested Rigolo as her old school have used it in the past and all teachers could teach from it -interactive, songs, worksheets etc. Trouble is, it's £525 +VAT for Y3/4!
    Last year, we started to use Catherine Cheater, but a lot of teachers complained it was too 'bitty'.
    Any other schemes which you use and that work well?
  2. pbruton

    pbruton New commenter

    When I was MFL coordinator at my old school, we used Tout Le Monde.
  3. rouxx

    rouxx Lead commenter

    Rigolo is fine - you can teach it with virtually no French. Just simply follow the lesson. So if you are asking everyone to teach French, it does give them the basics and when the children start it they seem to like it.

    It does however get a little repetitive if you just stick to the scheme and you really do need to supplement it to keep the interest levels up but you can supplement with stuff that you find for free online easily enough. Just google the topic that Rigolo is covering in that unit or spend time getting the children to make plays and video them, make up quizzes/memory games etc...it all helps them with the vocabulary and simple enough to think of.
  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Might be a bit dated now, but as a starter I found Early Start good for non-specialists, but there is not enough to be used on it's own and does need supplementing with lots of games etc. It does provoide authentic French though if people are not so secure of pronunciation.
  5. Minkuelle1

    Minkuelle1 New commenter

    Thank you. I also found West Sussex which is free so I think it will be a good start for the lower school to do whilst upper school have the language specialist. Timetabling constraints mean she can no longer teach lower school. Will see about maybe getting a trial or taster pack through first before asking to spend the money on something.
  6. Landofla

    Landofla Established commenter

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