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Immersion courses in France

Carcassonne, France

PQ France Ltd is the company I have established to continue providing immersion courses in France. I have been running these courses since 2007, to provide intensive language training and job shadowing opportunities for teachers and teaching assistants.

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The courses, which are funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus+ Programme, will help you develop your language teaching, form links with French primary schools and network with other teachers in your area.

For more information, visit the company website or phone me on 07783 461916

Primary languages & Stop-motion Animation

This fun and inspiring hands-on session will show the simplicity of “stop motion animation” and how it enhances a creative approach to learning in Literacy and Primary Languages. You will create and animate a short scene and add voice over in your target language. The camera and animation software is included in the course fee which means you will be ready to introduce this to your class the next day. This course ticks the boxes for MFL, Literacy, Speaking & Listening, ICT, DT, Art & Team work.

Learning Language through Playground Games

Playground games are an excellent way to reinforce learning and help children use language for a real purpose. They link well with the Oracy and Intercultural objectives of the KS2 Framework for Languages and offer huge potential for cross curricular work (PE, Outdoor Learning, PSHE and History). Playground games contribute to the development of many of the social skills needed for a healthy and balanced life, eg group work, sharing, the ability to take turns and follow rules and health fitness.

Teaching FRENCH through Story

Children the world over love listening to, responding to and retelling stories. They are a rich source of learning, enhancing children’s listening and thinking skills and encouraging them to imagine, predict and comment upon events and characters at their own level. Primary class teachers are experts in the use of story in English literacy lessons and many, if not all, of the strategies they employ work equally well in a foreign language.