L’imparfait

The imperfect tense in French is easy to learn because the endings are straight forward. This video  by Vincent explains the complexity of its use well in French and then you need to remember you need to master the difference in usage between the imparfait and the passé composé. Initially it can be a bit confusing for learners but constant practice and paying attention to usage is the way to do it.

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le conditionnel

 

This is a very clear explanation in French by digiSchool of the ways in which you use the conditional in French. To support this you need and video of how you  form the conditional endings. You can get that here.

futur simple

This explains the futur simple in French. It is handy because it looks at the exceptions and the verbs  where you need to be more careful with the spelling. If you want an English explanation of the futur simple there is one here.

Memes for the future

chatWe are learning the futur simple. We made memes of this today to put on our blogs. Such a good way to focus on the futur simple. We also used the saying “quand les poules auront des dents” and made our own version. There are more images  to use for practice on Isabelle Kessadjian’s blog . My students really enjoyed this meme activity. Chat, my favourite cartoon character, just sums it all up!

 

Quand je serai grand

Comprehensive French language resource

connectigramme It doesn’t matter whether you are a student or teacher of French. Connectigramme is a very well organised site for explaining and teaching everything you wanted to know about French. It is not a fancy site but the resources are clear, useful, usable and thorough. Clarity is everything with language learning and teaching. It is a good revision site and then a good site to get the resources you need to present content clearly.

le weekend dernier

 

I have found with my Year 9s if I explain and present the passé composé in lots of different ways then they can learn it pretty quickly and well. They like the little videos because it reminds them in a very short space of time that they have actually learnt something. This video utilises the language needed to express what you did at the weekend.