Lesson 2: Where in the world is French spoken?

Understanding that French is spoken in many countries, and learning to read and give directions

Before the lesson

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Learning objective

  • To understand that French is spoken in many different countries across the world, and to read and give directions.

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Read carefully and show understanding of simple writing
  • Describe places orally and in writing


KS2 Framework:

  • 1 Read fiction and non-fiction texts
  • 2 Learn about places in different countries

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Wrapping up

During the week

  • Get the children to do some independent research and create mini fact-files about different countries where French is spoken.
  • Play a fast finger game on the board calling out a country name and getting the children to find it on the map and describe the flag.

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Belinda Dean,  
Languages specialist
Belinda is a French and Spanish teacher as well as a trainer for Network for Languages at Bath Spa University for the last seven years, delivering courses for teachers and PGCE students, and Expert Centre co-ordinator for the Global Learning…
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