This is a sample letter- not from any particular exam paper but includes points that are typically asked in the question.
This is a really useful app for any teachers trying to reduce time spent marking and giving feedback to written work and tests! It can be used for any subject. Best of all, it’s free!
French videos are obviously a fantastic resource to include in the French classroom. However, I have struggled to find videos suitable for Junior Cert and Senior Cycle level but I eventually managed to find a few! I have another post on other aural resources here.
Continue reading “Authentic French Videos for Junior and Leaving Cert”
I recently received an email from a student teacher asking for some advice before she embarked on teaching practise. It really got me thinking about my own experience with “school experience” and I thought that a blog post may be helpful to some other student teachers. I was lucky enough to get a 1.1 in my teaching practice and degree so I hope that this helps somebody.
As a French teacher I am always attempting to make classes a little more interesting. Despite my best efforts I am unfortunately aware that my sole presence can be somewhat monotonous for students- particularly when completing written and oral tasks!
You have just gone back to school after the Christmas holidays. Your French penpal Philippe has sent you a Christmas present. Write a letter in French to Philippe.
In your letter – thank him for his letter and the present – tell him what you did during the Christmas holidays – give him some news about your best friend – tell him about your plans for your birthday – ask him to come and visit you next summer.
It is the month of September and you have just returned to school. Write a letter in French to your penpal, Benjamin. In your letter
You are staying with your French penpal, Valérie. One day, while she is out, you decide to go to town. Leave a note for Valérie. In your note tell her
– that you’re going to town to buy some presents
– that you left the house after lunch
– that you will phone her later.
Translations are a really useful way to practice written French and identify small grammatical errors that may cost you dearly in the exam. Here are some Junior Cert translations to practice. The solutions are underneath! Continue reading “Junior Cert French Translation Practice”