Professional Development for Quality Teaching


KS1/2 MFL - Absolute Beginner

Published: Jul 2020
15 mins


Primary teacher Andy Gaunt is facing the biggest challenge of his professional career - teaching French to his pupils with no knowledge of the language whatsoever.

This daunting challenge will be familiar to many primary teachers, with every seven-year-old set to be entitled to learn a new language from 2010 under new government policy.

Andy learns a little French for each lesson and then uses a puppet called Pierre to help communicate with the class. The concept is that Pierre is teaching both the pupils and Andy at the same time.

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