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Teaching resources for Leaving Cert French

These French resources from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are free and can be downloaded for use in the classroom.

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These short videos are each accompanied by a transcript and an exercise.

1. Association humanitaire: MSF

This topic is in three parts: Présentation des activities de MSF, Conflicts armés, catastrophes naturelles, Myanmar

2. Volontaires

Valérie, a midwife, describes her work as a volunteer with MSF.

3. les riches et les pauvres

This section looks at the impact of war on people across the world.

4. sante

This section looks at how MSF responds to three infectious diseases in Africa: HIV/AIDS, malaria and Ebola.

5. mirlanda

In this section, we meet a young survivor of the Haiti earthquake, and find out about her injuries and treatment.

Global challenges

The films illustrate challenges facing the global community and encourage the discussion of wider social issues. The resources can be used by schools wishing to promote cross curricular collaboration since there are links to Science, Geography, Maths, RE, English and ICT.

Our aim is to provide authentic sources which will be engaging for students. We would also like to raise awareness of MSF’s work in the field and show young people the circumstances and challenges faced by their contemporaries in the wider world.

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