A unique opportunity for classmates to interact with our animateurs in France without leaving the country. Designed to encourage children to use their French after months of remote learning, Asteroid Alert is a fun interactive experience that brings the thrill of our French Language Escape Room to classrooms and virtual classrooms.
Native French animateurs
Teacher briefing pack & student certificates
Introducing the virtual French Escape Room
The Asteroid Alert escape room is our first online experience designed for students to work together from various locations, interacting directly with our animateurs in France via a live link. The immersive activity was specially developed by our animateurs in France for groups who missed out on their French trip this year.
Using experience gained from our popular in-school French Escape Room, Asteroid Alert is a fast-paced language activity which requires cooperation and communication. Teams will need to work together to spot visual clues, solve puzzles and sleuth their way to victory, whilst communicating in real-time with the animateur - all in French of course!
Classmates will have so much fun they will hardly notice that they are using their French reading, listening and speaking skills.
This unique interactive experience is for teams of up to six students and takes around an hour. Each group will receive a briefing before contacting the animateur in France with just 40 minute to find the clues and prevent the asteroid strike.
We will provide you with a teacher briefing pack and vocabulary beforehand as well as certificates to give to the successful teams.
Free teacher trial session!
To celebrate the launch of Asteroid Alert, we are offering MFL teachers the chance to try the online experience for free at teacher-only sessions. Though designed for students, we guarantee that this immersive French language experience is just as fun for adults.
Asteroid Alert is a live online French language activity for groups of up to six students participating from the classroom or from home using a secure meeting platform.
Students will need to use their French to communicate directly with the animateur and other members of the group to solve clues and win the game.
Our trained animateurs will lead the virtual escape room activity in real-time via a live link to one of our centres in France.
To participate, each student will need access to the internet. Teachers can choose to oversee the whole session, which will last approximately 40 minutes, or drop in at any time.
The premise of the game is that the students are enjoying a virtual tour of the Bacily Space Monitoring Centre when an alarm sounds - an asteroid is crashing through space and heading straight for the Château de la Baudonnière! The guide needs your students to help find the code to activate the laser and destroy the asteroid before it hits! There’s only one problem – all the instructions are in French and so the classmates will have to use their language skills to solve the clues which lead to the code and save the Château from ultimate destruction.
The fast-paced game is so much fun, students will not realise that they are practising their French reading, comprehension, listening and speaking skills throughout.
Interactive French language experience with a trained animateur in France
40 minute games for teams of up to six French learners
Participate online from multiple remote locations (seven users including the teacher)
Can be used in a socially distanced classroom or accessed from home
Includes online teacher planning and vocabulary pack plus a complementary lesson plan
An experienced French-native speaking animateur will lead the session in French via a live link
Certificates and stickers for students
Each student will need access to the internet. Headsets are recommended but are not necessary.
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We tested the game with our year 10 students and they absolutely loved it. They enjoyed the challenge of working out the clues whilst communicating in French. They all said how much fun they had had and they would really like to do it again.
Katharine Ruff, French Teacher at St Catherine’s in Eastbourne