Primary French: Early Start 3-Ici et là


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1 Healthy eating
2 Parts of the body
3. Circus school
4 Mini-beasts
5 Zoo
6 Morocco
7 Going to school
8 Seasons
9 Past & present
10 Out and about
11 Cinderella

Web links from the Teacher's Manual Introduction

Assessment: online quiz for each chapter

When children have worked through one of the chapters, and feel they are ready, each child can take their own online quiz - and print out an assessment sheet to show what they can do for their Achievement Portfolio (see below).

Click HERE to try out a quiz.
(You may need to contact Early Start to register as an online user)

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Assessment: European Language Portfolio

The junior version of the European Language Portfolio is a Council of Europe initiative. It provides pupils with a record of their achievements and progress in languages. It is:

  • a way to celebrate language learning and intercultural experiences
  • an open-ended record of children's achievements in languages
  • addressed to and is the property of the learner
  • a valuable source of information to aid transfer and transitio

The Portfolio has three parts and is accompanied by a teacher's guide:

1. My language biography
A personalised learning diary making children aware of their achievements as they learn.

2. My dossier
Where learners can file work and materials to illustrate the achievements recorded in the Language biography or Language passport.

3. My language passport
An overview of the learner's knowledge and experiences of different languages, including cultural experiences.

European Language Portfloio

Teacher's guide 
Practical help on using the ELP in the primary classroom. This edition reflects the content of the Key Stage 2 Framework and includes self-assessment grids to mirror the Languages Ladder.

Download HERE or order hard copies

The Portfolio and Teacher's guide can be downloaded free of charge from this page.

ELF Teacher's Guide
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Making international links

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IPA (International Phonetic Aphabet)

The IPA was invented as a set of standard international symbols for writing down sounds, so that it could be possible to show in writing how to pronounce any language in the world.

The Teacher's manual uses just a few of its symbols - see example, right.

You can find the whole phonetic alphabet on the website of the Association that develops and maintains how IPA is used:
- for the complete phonetic alphabet.

Introducing IPA
In the Teacher's Manual: the symbol for thge 'an' sound in 'France' can be checked against the pronunciation of other words.
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