Marché de Noël/Christmas market – lesson-plan

Picture 1There are about 25 notable Christmas markets or Marchés de Noël in France. Among these the traditional Christmas market in Strasbourg is the oldest and one of the largest. It dates back to the 16th century and spreads from the place de la Cathédrale throughout the city.

In our French beginners’ magazine Allons-y !, we have an article about the Christmas market in Strasbourg. It provides a glimpse into the magical world of its market stalls and local produce. It also gives information about the history of the town itself.

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Les ressources Mary Glasgow en cours de FLE

by Céline Mézange
of “T’enseignes-tu?

A translation into English follows.

You'll find this and other news articles on our website

You’ll find this and other news articles on our website

L’enseignant et les ressources

Pour un enseignant, la préparation de cours s’organise autour de différentes activités mais il faut bien avouer que la recherche de documents susceptibles de motiver l’apprentissage, adaptables au niveau des apprenants et/ou en lien avec l’actualité est une activité chronophage parfois.

L’enseignant a le choix entre des documents authentiques (fabriqués par des francophones pour des francophones avec un objectif de communication spécifique) ou des documents pédagogiques (créés, pensés dans un objectif d’enseignement-apprentissage de la langue cible).

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Day of Multilingual Blogging!

A few days ago, we invited you to join us in writing about the wonderful world of teaching Modern Foreign Languages in secondary school. What better time to start a new language page than the Day of Multilingual Blogging 2013?

Today, we give you the French page! To start us off, we asked our colleague Antonia, who also happens to have once been a French teacher, to share with us what she has learned about teaching MFL. She obliged, so here are some of her top tips for teaching teens to speak French!

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French, English, German – call for blogging MFL teachers!


We are thrilled to announce that we will soon be adding pages for French, English and German to our blog, and we would love you to join in and use these pages to post your own teaching ideas. Whether you have testimonies, activities, lesson plans, pictures of classroom displays, student work or performances from your classroom to share with the world, we would love to hear from you. This is your invitation to become one of our guest bloggers!

  • Are you a French, English or German teacher with a MFL classroom story to tell?
  • Do you use Mary Glasgow resources?
  • Have your students ever produced work that made you exceptionally proud?
  • Have you created a lesson plan or activities that worked really well and that you have re-used many times?
  • Have you developed a project that your students shared with their school or another community?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes and you would like to share your story, your and your students’ work or simply your views on MFL teaching, then please get in touch. Just contact us with your thoughts, pictures or material using our contact us page or email us.

We are very much looking forward to hearing from you! Please get involved in what we hope will become a fantastic online resource and community for MFL teachers.