100+ Fun Ideas for Practising Modern Foreign Languages in the Primary Classroom


Sue Cave  – Illustrator(s): Lynda Murray,Julie Thatcher

Publisher: Brilliant Publications

Published: September 2006

ISBN: 9781903853986

Format: Paperback, 120 pages, 220 x 160mm

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The 137 tried and tested activities in this book can be used to develop oracy and literacy skills in almost any language.

Sue Cave, the author, has chosen these particular ideas due to the enthusiastic responses she has received from young learners and the positive impact the games and activities have had on the learning of another language.

The inherent rationale behind each activity is that it is enjoyable, interactive and allows for as many children as possible at one time to communicate. With activities ranging from ‘Clap if true’ and ‘Draw a monster’ to ‘Find Mr X’ and ‘Puppet mind reading’, you will never be stuck for ideas.

Activities are grouped into the following categories:

  • Flashcards
  • Puppets and soft toys
  • Realia
  • Balls, beanbags and dice
  • Get up and move
  • Interactive whiteboard
  • Creativity and imagination

100+ Fun Ideas… has been developed for use with children at primary school (age 5 – 11) who are learning any foreign language (including English as an additional language!). Many of the activities would also be suitable for use with lower secondary school pupils.