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

08/06/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

This course will give teachers practical ideas for KS2 French teaching and the confidence to put these into practice. It draws on approaches from CLPE’s highly successful Power of Reading training which puts children’s literature at the heart of all learning.

All teachers will receive two high quality French picture books and associated detailed teaching sequences full of planning ideas to support inspiring cross-curricular learning in the classroom. They will gain insights into high quality French books and information on how to find out more.

 The training day will focus on:

  • Introducing French picture books and demonstrating how they can be used in the classroom
  • Developing and enriching vocabulary and grammatical knowledge
  • Developing cross-curricular links, particularly with the KS2 English curriculum
  • Enhancing intercultural understanding

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