I have taught Adult learners for the past 10 years. After volunteering at my children's school last year I have now got the job of French teacher! I have never taught children before (yikes) but am very keen to get them actively involved in learning a language. Any tips would be great, merci/gracias.
Hi everyone, thanks for your welcome messages. As you know I am new to the site so it is taking me a while to master how it works . I have my first French lesson next Tuesday, as I said before i normally and still do teach adults and am not a qualified teacher for this age group but I volunteered all of last year at my children's school and now have the job of French teacher and TA too.
I am so looking forward to it and found a great book called 100+ fun things to do in the Primary MFL Classroom - it has given me lots of ideas for young and old alike.
Look forward to working with you all.
Welcome to our lovely network group! Like you I teach French and Spanish, so if you are after something specific, I might be able to help. Hopefully we will then be able to swap great ideas and resources! If you are after general resources , I have a large collection of links on my blog http://isabellejones.blogspot.com If you click on the relevant del.icio.us tag e.g. primary, you will be able to view all the pmfl sites I have bookmarked.
Hope it is of use!
Hello Jenny - great to have another teacher of mixed year classes!
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Best wishes, Jo