This page comes with lots of language games & ideas for making the french class a more enjoyable experience. These games are great to liven up the Irish class too!
Bingo with a twist
Each student has a piece of paper with an empty bingo grid. The teacher writes 20-25 words on the board. The students choose 9 words and write them on the grid. The teacher calls out words and the students check them off, once they have crossed off all their words they yell... BINGO!
Children love this one. Draw a grid of letters on the board. Any letters. Split the class into two groups (a red team & a green team). A member from each group picks a letter and says "Je veux avoir 's'. Soleil commence avec 's'" or "Je veux avoir 'v'. Pain commence avec 'p" .The relevant letter is then ringed in the teams colour by the teacher. The object of the game is for each group to get 4 letters in a row. This game is great for reinforcing some vocabulary previously learned and also for re-inforcing the correvt pronunciation of the alphabet.
Tables in french is great for re-inforcing numbers & it gets the children thinking in french. Start off by saying the sum & giving the answer e.g. "Deux plus cinc, ca fait sept." Some children will click on to what you're doing. For those who don't you can write the sum on the board. Start off with simple adding. When the class gets the hang of these you can move on to subtraction (moins), multiplication (par) and division (divisé par).
Guess who? is a great game for teaching vocabulary about 'myself'. The children learn to ask questions such as Est ce que il/elle a les cheveux blonds?....Est ce que il/elle a les yeux bruns?....Est ce que il/elle port des lunnettes?
Comment est ce qu'on m'appelle?
This game is similar to Guess Who. The children sit around a circle are each given a card with the name of a well known person on it. The card is stuck to their forehead so that each child cannot see his/her card. The object of the game is for each child to find out who he/she is. Each child gets to ask as many 'oui/non - questions' as he/she wants as long as the answers are 'oui'. As soon as he/she gets a 'non' it's the turn of the next child in the group.
This game could be linked to a lesson on famous french poeple.
For this simple activity, the children all sit in a circle. Each child says something about themselves and then asks the person beside them a question. This child answers the question & asks the person beside them a question........
Je m'appelle Marie...Comment tu t'appelle?.....Je m'appelle Mark...J'ai onze ans...Quel âge as tu?.......................
Cherchez quelque chose de rouge, bleu, jaune etc .
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