French / Year 5 and 6 / Communicating / Translating

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Create own bilingual texts and learning resources such as displays, websites, newsletters or word banks

[Key concepts: bilingualism, word borrowing, meaning; Key processes: identifying, classifying, selecting, explaining]


  • creating parallel lists of informal French and English expressions for everyday interactions with friends and family, for example, à tout à l’heure! /‘ See you later’; génial/ ‘cool’; salut, ça va!/ ‘Good day!’; Amuse-toi bien/ ‘have fun’; bisous/ ‘love’
  • composing bilingual texts such as posters for class or school assembly performances, events or displays, for example, Les pays francophones, les fêtes françaises, le 14 juillet
  • using bilingual dictionaries and electronic translation tools to compose bilingual texts such as captions, menus or school timetables, comparing results and noticing problems associated with translation
  • constructing and co-maintaining a bilingual website with a sister-school or contact group of young English learners in a French-speaking community
  • creating bilingual texts for younger readers based on models such as Oops et Ohlala, involving one English-speaking and one French-speaking character and incorporating instances of possible intercultural miscommunication
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Creating texts,  Bilingual texts,  French language

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