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Jumpstart! French and German

Engaging activities for ages 7-12, 1st Edition

By Catherine Watts, Hilary Phillips


214 pages | 97 B/W Illus.

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Jumpstart! French and German presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities that will jumpstart students’ understanding of modern languages in action. If you are one of the thousands of teachers looking for a range of practical and fun ideas to teach languages engagingly, then this is the perfect book for you.

The book opens with a range of innovative ideas to help you set the scene in your language classroom. These are followed by a feast of short and simple activities designed to help you make quick starts with your students and hold their attention. The focus throughout is on communicative action, bringing languages alive with all activities presented in two languages: French and German. Specifically written to help teachers work within the guidelines of the new curriculum, activities in the book will help pupils to:-

• Listen, respond and understand key elements of the target language

• Speak in phrases and sentences with appropriate pronunciation

• Express and communicate simple ideas with clarity

• Write phrases and short sentences

• Develop an understanding of basic grammar

• Learn songs and simple poems in the language studied

• Engage in active learning through a range of varied activities.

Jumpstart! French and German celebrates the joys of language and will help you to find just the right words or phrases to express what you want to say.

Table of Contents

1. Setting the scene 2. Quick starts 3. On your feet 4. Using flashcards 5. Starting to write 6. Being creative 7. Exploring stories 8. Showing the world 9. Using songs 10. At the end of the day

About the Authors

Catherine Watts is currently Director of the Routes into Languages South consortium and is Principal Lecturer in English Language and German within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities as well as contributing to the EdD, PGCE and MA in Education at the University of Brighton, UK.

Hilary Phillips has been a primary class teacher for over 20 years. She was also Lead Teacher for Primary Languages in Brighton and Hove and has co-presented workshops at many national conferences.

About the Series


The Jumpstart! books contain ‘quick-figure' ideas that could be used as warm-ups and starter exercises; as well as extended into lessons. Each book has more than 50 inspiring games and activities for Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 classrooms. Practical, easy-to-do, and entertaining, the ‘jumpstarts’ will appeal to busy teachers in any primary school.

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