Motivating Able Learners in MFL at KS4


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Motivating Able Learners in MFL at KS4

  1. 1. MOTIVATING ABLE GIFTED &TALENTED LINGUISTS AT KS4Inspiring themto take up languages at A-LevelJon Meier
  2. 2. 6 TWEET ITWrite a paragraph abouttoday’s topic using appropriatekeywordsNow summarise the paragraphin a tweet (140 characters –that includes spaces)5 PICTURE THISDraw a picture or diagram toillustrate one of the conceptsyou have been learning about4) MISCONCEPTIONSThink back over today’s topicWhat are thepitfalls, minefields, traps or dangerareas where you might make amistake or lose marks?3 QUESTION DESIGNBased on today’s lesson, write achallenging question.How many marks would it beworth?Write a mark schemeNow add a twist to make it evenharderWhat might catch someone out?2) LINKINGThink about the topic and languageyou have covered today. What otherlanguage topics could it link to?Give examples of how you could useany of today’s material in other topicsyou have done?Are there links to other subjects atschool?1‘HIGH FIVE’SAY / LIST 5 THINGS YOU’VE LEARNTTODAYORDER THE POINTS IN DIFFERENT &INTERESTING WAYSe.g. step by step / difficulty /chronologicalPut the 5 points into a song, rap,limerick or poemThe AG&T cube
  3. 3. Match the Harry Potter NamesFangSorting hatHogwartsSlytherinDiagon AlleyMuggleWoodDaily ProphetCrocdurChoixpeauPoudlardSerpentardChemin de TraverseMolduDuboisLa Gazette du SorcierLa Gazette du SorcierChemin de TraversePoudlardChoixpeauSerpentardDuboisMolduCrockdur
  4. 4. The GCSE exam itselfFrom Year 10 build up a relentless insistence on ‘WOW’ phrases forControlled Assessments - see handoutFalse friends – handoutSynonymsaussi = égalementMais= par contre, pourtantParceque = car, puisqueAuch = ebenfallsAber = jedoch, dennochWeil= dennWord families–rouge rougirRuhe, ruhig, sichausruhenTaboo cards are good for practising synonyms – word & definition(Quizlet etc)
  5. 5. AVOCADOAdjectivesVerbsOpinions & JustificationConnectivesAdverbsDescriptionsOriginality & Interest(+ qualifiers & intensifiers)(Variety, tenses)(conjunctions)(time expressions, frequency & sequencing)(adj endings/ agreement,SACLAD -size, appearance, character, likes, activities, dislikes)
  6. 6. Fun & Creative ControlledAssessmentsMon école idéaleIl y aurait un gymnaseLe prof de physique serait Stephen HawkingLa prof de musique serait BeyoncéNous aurions un cinéma IMAX au sous-solLe maquillage serait autoriséOn aurait le droit d’utiliser les portables dans les coursOn aurait un McDonalds à sa disposition dans la cantinetoute la journéeOn pourrait porter des chaussures de tennisDo presentations asprep workMa ville de rêveIl y aurait un parc d’attractions tout près de chez moi (etl’entrée serait gratuite pour les jeunes qui y habitent)Nous aurions également un parc de skate, des terrains devolley, un centre de sport tout neufIl y aurait des pistes cyclables partoutLots offor/againstpractice
  7. 7. Talking points Google: ‘unusualpictures’; checkbefore use!
  8. 8. Il s’agitd’unecampagne….a) Pour la protection despoissonsb) Contre le tabagismec) Contrel’énergienucléaireBridging the gap
  9. 9. Popplet canincludeyoutubevideos
  10. 10. It’s all about you…Drip feed other A-Level ‘nuggets’Des amuse-bouchesRun lunchtime A/A* support clubsAfter school revisionQuiz buzzersActive Teach textsUse GCSE texts from other boardsFrom Feb/ March – lots of L & R practiceFrench them AS papers
  11. 11. ‘virtual exchanges’‘speed dating with another school‘Languages Live’Skype linkVirtual exchange - Google streetview – 360 degree
  12. 12. Exploit a text in different waysAQA GCSE readingPupils can make up questionsTrue/ false statements in Eng/FrenchTurn into a gap-fillMake a revision dictionaryRead aloud round the class (popcorn)Translate round the classTeacher makes deliberate mistakePut through easyprompter.comput through ‘zap’ readerPut into wordle.netJump up & say - Allocate a word perpupilGrammar analysis
  13. 13. AS Level sampleParaphraseSynonymsTrue/falseGap-fillTop & tailParagraph headlineWho says what?
  14. 14. GCSE revision Websites & Resources click ‘intermediate’ for lots ofinteractive exam question practiceActive Teach (Edexcel’s online Textbook)Use bits of past papers, different exam boards, AS level samples Bitesize zut, gut oyé,Ashcombe school mfl– Video quizzes?
  15. 15. L & R Revision
  16. 16. ‘Making it Real’using Authentic ResourcesMenusPizzas àemporterCinéma + (Calais) + programmeLa grille des programmesMusée du
  17. 17. Google: Espace paintball
  18. 18. Les clés de l’actualité (1 jour1) to AS: Bridging the GapAlso: News4 Kids – Nachrichtenfür Kinder
  19. 19. Actualités - Insolite
  20. 20. Using videoEvian VivonsJeune Roller BabiesMr BeanHB MaennchenAvez-vous déjà vu (M6):e.g. tubechop for selecting bits of youtube is a good youtube downloader
  21. 21. Other AGT MFL grabbersUse the FLALunchtime / after school clubsSongs e.g. Téléphone un autre MondeDie Toten Hosen – MeineStadtFilms e.g. – Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis,Amélie, La Maison du Bonheur, Les Visiteurs, Dîner de cons, MicmacsJPM’sCinépages - activity bookletsBits of French News – France 24MFL StorybirdsHelp younger pupils in language class and clubs
  22. 22. jon.meier@verulam.herts.sch.ukHopefullythis has givenyou….