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Nifty sites for French teachers

Just a mention for a few really good sites I've been using with classes recently.

The Oxford University Press site i-café has some lovely reading material with interactive quizzes, games, crosswords and gap fills to do. It worked well with my class of good 13-14 year-olds. It would be fine for slightly older and better students too.

http://www.oup.com/uk/i-cafe/main/index/fr/issue_24/01/

The magnificent Languagesonline by Andrew Balaam and colleagues from Royal Grammar School High Wycombe has attractive Hot Potato and Spellmaster tasks on Christmas (as well as masses of other stuff). My younger classes used the Noël pages and A-level students have used the Faits Divers.

http://www.languagesonline.org.uk

My Y10 set used the video quizzes from the Ashcombe School in Surrey. Sound quality is a bit iffy, but pupils work well on these gap fills.

http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/Curriculum/modlang/index_students.htm

My sixth formers enjoyed listening to and watching the news clips from MonJTQuotidien. The clips are short, interesting and varied.

http://www.monjtquotidien.fr

My A-level students made good use of the Lafrancebis site which has interesting listening passages with interactive questions to the side.

http://www.lafrancebis.com

And finally... I enjoyed using the Mômes site with its Comptines section with words and music for French Christmas songs. I even got my Y9 class to sing along.

http://www.momes.net

I have to say that the internet has fundamentally improved the variety of tasks we can set and resources we can exploit. They are a blessing when you are feeling a bit cream-crackered at the end of term too.

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