Use French stories to teach saying how old you are

In J’ai six ans, the fourth Luc and Sophie book, Luc and Sophie are at the swimming pool. Sophie introduces herself to Nadine and they find out how old they both are. As with many siblings, Sophie is not happy when her older brother tries to join in the conversation!

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Use French stories to teach counting to 10

In Combien de biscuits?, the third Luc and Sophie book, Sophie is having a tea party for her dolls. Does she have enough biscuits for all her dolls? She counts to find out. What happens when Luc comes in?

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Using stories to teach simple French greetings

In Je m’appelle Sophie, the second Luc and Sophie book, the children go to the park with maman. Luc sees a boy playing football. They quickly find out each other’s names and start to play together. What happens when Sophie wants to join in their game?

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Learn French through stories

When Barbara Scanes, the author of Learn French with Luc et Sophie, suggested writing stories to teach French from Year 3, I wasn’t sure how it would work. Would we be able to make the storylines simple enough, while being engaging at the same time? I needn’t have worried.

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It is Language World in Newcastle this week – will we see you there?

While you’re at Language World, I hope you’ll also come see the Brilliant Publications’ stand as we have some great offers for you …

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New neighbours for Brilliant Publications

We are always delighted when we start to see baby lambs in the field behind our office. Sometimes it’s difficult to stop them being a distraction!

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Radicalisation and Terrorism

The Counter-Terrorism and Security Act (February 2015) makes it compulsory for schools to implement anti-radicalisation measures to help prevent young people from being drawn into terrorism.

As the increasingly frequent press stories of school children being radicalised show, teachers urgently need a resource that enables them to recognise, debate and disrupt extremist narratives within the context of the classroom.

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