Lire, Dire et Rire - Using French Picture Books In The Classroom

23/02/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

The teaching of a foreign language is a requirement of the KS2 curriculum. This training draws on approaches from CLPE’s highly successful Power of Reading. Teachers will be introduced to 2 authentic French picture books and will use patterns in narrative and language to enrich the teaching of vocabulary and grammatical understanding. Teachers will also also gain insights into the wider world of French picture books.

This training will:

  • Introduce French picture books and show how they can be used in the classroom
  • Develop linguistic and grammatical knowledge
  • Enhance intercultural understanding
  • Develop cross-curricular links in line with the KS2 curriculum

Teachers will gain:

  • Practical and imaginative ideas for teaching French using quality illustrated texts
  • Insights into the world of picture books published in French and information about how to find out more
  • 2 French picture books with teaching sequences and ideas about further resources to assist primary language teaching

The course will be led by Liz Luka and Ann Lazim.

Liz Luka is a cross-phase teaching and learning consultant as well as being Assistant Head Teacher at Bounds Green Primary School and a CILT accredited MFL consultant. She has 25 years MFL teaching and training experience across the Key Stages including 5 years’ experience as head of languages and 5 years in an advisory role in Haringey supporting secondary MFL teams, implementation of languages teaching in KS1 and KS2 and subject leader training and coaching. She has delivered language development training and support for Literacy and other areas of the curriculum through quality first teaching, including the alignment of MFL and Literacy. Liz is also a Specialist Leader of Education for MFL, KS2 English and Leadership and IOE Associate Tutor. 

Ann Lazim is the Literature and Library Development Manager at CLPE. She has a long standing interest in and knowledge of international children’s literature, developed through her work at CLPE and with IBBY, the International Board on Books for Young People.

"We should never underestimate the world of personal and cultural opportunities that languages skills can bring. So an investment in language teaching now is an important investment in our children’s futures."

Vicky Gough, British Council. March 2014

"The day has provided me with lots of new ideas and resources and shown languages can link in with the whole school policy on reading."

Teacher, 2017
Webber Street
United Kingdom
  • Pupil Premium Funding
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources