Astérix chez les Pictes
Education Scotland has developed this resource to support learning French, using all four language learning skills. The resource also explores the cultural aspects of Bandes Dessinées (BD) – comic books - in the French speaking world.
These materials are aimed at learners working towards or at second level in primary and could be adapted for learners in S1/2 in secondary BGE.
Astérix chez les Pictes
Every year, in October and November, the latest French films are shown at film festivals across Scotland, and teachers are invited to bring their pupils to these showings. The films are shown at the Discovery Film Festival in Dundee, during the National Schools Film Week, and at the French Film Festival in Scotland.
Teachers can also borrow DVDs from the library of the Institut Français in Edinburgh or from the Alliance Française in Glasgow.
Level 3 Outcomes
The following downloadable resources support Level 3 Outcomes in the four skills - Reading, Listening, Talking and Writing:
Un Sac de Billes
This resource support 4th level outcomes in Reading and Writing.
Activities are based around an extract from the book 'Un Sac de Billes' about the plight of Jewish people who were living in France during the 1930s and 1940s.
DELF resources for S1-S2
DELF (Diplome d’Etude en Langue Française) is a diploma for French language as a foreign language. It is recognised in various countries and it is available at different levels.
DELF A1 can be used with S1-S2 pupils. The exercises can be done at the end of the year or at the end of topics.
Three skills are covered (Reading, Listening and Talking and Writing). You can download and use all the resources for free from the DELF website.
Download the SCILT guides to using DELF in S1-S2, including how these activities relate to the Modern Languages Experiences and Outcomes:
Texts for group work
Text for group work: Pandas
Text for group work: Un Sac de Billes
Text for group work: School in the francophonie
World Voice - resources designed to support teachers connecting children in the UK with others across the world through songs and singing.
CânSing Project - CILT Cymru and CânSing have been collaborating to produce a suite of resources to support the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages through singing.
La Musique aux Draveurs - a variety of songs in different music styles, with videos and lyrics. Cycle 3 suitable for early secondary.
National Poetry Day takes place in October every year, why not celebrate in French?
Visit our poetry resources webpage.