If you want authentic materials for your lesson but don’t have time to search the net, here’s something for you. Topical, engaging news articles and video clips with suggested teaching ideas.
Avec tes parents, ça se passe comment?
5th July 2019
French | Listening | Family
The first minute of this survey video on YouTube (from www.generation-what.francetv.fr) could be a nice starting point for getting AS-level French students to discuss family relationships. First, ask your class to answer the survey question for themselves:...
Demain le mariage existera-t-il toujours?
21st May 2018
French | Listening | Marriage
Following on from the royal wedding celebrations, this clip from Le Chiffroscope offers some authentic listening practice for AS/A level French students on the topic of marriage.
The video is full of facts, figures and trends on the decline of marriage...
Roméo kiffe Juliette
22nd October 2015
French | Listening | Relationships
The official video of the group Grand Corps Malade has some fantastic choreography to go with their spoken version of an updated Romeo and Juliette story. Great for AS students covering the relationships topic, but could also be used with younger students...
10 German terms of endearment
5th March 2015
German | Vocabulary | Starter
Deutsche Weller, Germany's international broadcaster, has a photo feature on its culture pages about 10 German terms of endearment, with explanations in English. Here's a suggestion on using these 10 words as a vocabulary / thinking skills starter activity...
Se casó con una figura de cartón
16th October 2014
Spanish | Marriage | Partnerships | Famous people
Taking her love for Twilight character Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson) to extremes, Lauren Adkins has actually married a cardboard cut-out of her idol. This article would make an interesting introduction to the GCSE context of relationships...