Modern Languages

Kar2ouche provides a great tool to help in language learning. A wide range of structured activities and prepared storyboards take students from receptive use of the language through to practicing their speaking skills.

Each title comes with a Teacher Support Pack, available in the downloads section of this site.

Starting French 1 (KS 1,2)

A fun way to learn the basics of French.

In Kar2ouche Starting French 1, students will meet an alien family visiting Earth to learn about different cultures and languages. Their first stop is France.

Students will engage with Gilbert, his friends and family. They will have fun learning to meet and greet others, count to 60, do simple maths in French, refer to times of the day, week and year, and talk about school, where they live, and what they do.

Each of the three units includes a Word bank with new vocabulary with English translations, and tasks – each divided into two suggested activities – allow students to reinforce their learning through the creation of storyboards, animations and publications.

The three units included in the software are:

  • Bonjour! – introducing the vocabulary for meeting and greeting, and finding out people’s names
  • Des Objets – introducing the vocabulary for colours, animals and classroom objects
  • Movie Time – revising the vocabulary for meeting and greeting, dates, the weather, the names of countries and towns, and asking and saying where someone is going.

Kar2ouche Starting French 1 is ideal preparation at Key Stage 1 and the start of Key Stage 2.

Starting French 2 (KS 1,2)

Further fun adventures of the aliens visiting France.

Kar2ouche Starting French 2 continues the story of a family of aliens who have landed in France and are learning to speak French.

Students can re-acquaint themselves with Gilbert, his friends and family. They will learn to ask for food and drink, refer to parts of the body, identify different sports, create a fashion show and go on holiday to a French-speaking country, while building on the vocabulary they learnt before.

Three suggested activities are provided:

My Day – introducing the vocabulary for telling the time and school subjects, completing the School Quiz, and creating a diary storyboard of activities from a typical day
Food! – introducing the vocabulary for food and drink, researching the French names for items of food and drink from different countries around
Information – revising the vocabulary for giving directions and the names of buildings, planning tourist information for visitors, including directions, and creating an animation that could be used by a hotel on its information channel.

Kar2ouche Starting French 2 is ideal preparation at Key Stage 1 and the start of Key Stage 2.

Début: French (KS 2)

Discover the country, people, culture and language of France.

In Début: French, students join a family of aliens as they set out to discover the country, people, culture and language of France.

A series of structured, interactive activities are used to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the language, their language-learning skills and cultural awareness. They allow students to hear native French speakers, take part in dialogues and create virtual role plays.

  • The software consists of eight units, each made up of three activities, covering the following themes:
  • The aliens arrive in France – an introduction to the country, and greetings
  • Numbers and dates – days of the week, months of the year, and birthdays
  • In the classroom – the most common actions and objects
  • Do you like that? – learning to express opinions
  • In fashion – colours and clothing
  • My family – family members, pets and friends
  • At home – describing a house, and meals
  • How are you feeling? – parts of the body, feeling unwell, and healthy living.
  • Each focuses on oracy, literacy, knowledge about language, intercultural understanding and language learning strategies.

Developed in collaboration with Warwickshire LEA for the Key Stage 2 Languages Framework.

Clique Français (KS 4)

Ensuring success in French at GCSE.

Kar2ouche Clique Français is produced in association with Harper Collins and is designed to deliver all the speaking and listening requirements of the GCSE and Standard Grade French examination.

A series of structured, interactive activities – including role-playing and creating storyboards – builds on students’ knowledge and understanding of the language, their language-learning skills and cultural awareness. Because activities are presented in a fun and engaging way, students not only learn new vocabulary; they also develop the confidence to use it.

Activities feature over 40 role-play scenarios, covering five key topics at Foundation and Higher Level for Key Stage 4, ages 14 to 16. Each topic uses a standard five-stage progression to take students step by step from receptive use of the language through to practising their speaking skills.

The software covers the following topics:

Holidays and Travel
My World
Work and Education
Entertainment and Media
My Role in Society

The accompanying Education Support Pack includes comprehensive written lesson ideas, learning objectives and key vocabulary and structures to assist teachers in their planning. The storyboard scripts are provided in French and English with a view to providing students with dialogues for revision.

Developing French (KS 3)

Explore French family life.

Kar2ouche Developing French engages students in a wide range of stimulating activities, enabling them to complete storyboards, create animations and produce their own publications using characters and environments based on a group of French teenagers and their families.

There are five units that provide suggested activities at three different levels – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. They allow students to practise their oral and written skills in real, relevant contexts, such as:

Me and my friends – introducing yourself and your friends
My home – describing your house, family and pets
My life – describing your school timetable and daily routines
My hobbies – free-time activities, planning an evening out and describing a date
My holidays – the weather forecast, asking for and giving directions and describing a journey.

Each unit includes text and audio scenarios; useful vocabulary and phrases for the particular context; verbs, including tenses; words that convey opinions and attitudes; adjectives and adverbs; words relating to time, sequences and numbers; connectives and prepositions. A glossary provides the full alphabetical list of vocabulary along with English translations.

The software is designed to complement Key Stage 3 QCA schemes of work for Years 7 to 9.

Developing Spanish (KS 3)

Experience life in Spain.

Kar2ouche Developing Spanish engages students in a wide range of stimulating activities, enabling them to complete storyboards, create animations and produce their own publications using characters and environments based on a group of Spanish teenagers and their families. There are five units that provide suggested activities at three different levels; Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. They allow students to practise their oral and written skills in real, relevant contexts, such as:

Me and my friends – introducing yourself and your friends
My home – describing your house, family and pets
My life – describing your school timetable and daily routines
My hobbies – free-time activities, planning an evening out and describing a date
My holidays – the weather forecast, asking for and giving directions and describing a journey.

Each unit includes text and audio scenarios; useful vocabulary and phrases for the particular context; verbs, including tenses; words that convey opinions and attitudes; adjectives and adverbs; words relating to time, sequences and numbers; connectives and prepositions. A glossary provides the full alphabetical list of vocabulary along with English translations.

The software is designed to complement Key Stage 3 QCA schemes of work for Years 7 to 9.