Resources for primary teachers
Primary French Project
This project was a partnership (of the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni, ALL and Network for Languages) and was devised to support primary schools wishing to teach French as part of the statutory curriculum from 2014. Suitable for all practitioners, including those who have no prior knowledge of the language, and also specialist linguists who are new to teaching children in Key Stage 2, the materials aim to train the teacher by providing the subject knowledge that is needed in order to meet the requirements of the Programme of Study for Languages in Key Stage 2, as well as age-appropriate language-teaching methodology.
The teaching materials include lesson plans and PowerPoint Presentations for the interactive whiteboard. The PowerPoint presentations include all images and voice recordings necessary to model language and grammatical concepts to children. The materials are aligned to KS2 year groups as follows:
Niveau bleu - year 3
Niveau blanc - year 4
Niveau rouge – year 5
Niveau tricolore – year 6
For transition from KS2 to KS3, secondary teachers should use niveau multicolore.
For further information, please explore the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni's website.
Following is a collection of resources selected for both specialist and non-specialist teachers in primary school settings. Included are a variety of commercial as well as non-commercial resources, publications, free websites and online materials for developing cultural awareness. We are keen to hear from members with recommendations about other resources they use to good effect on a regular basis.
Please note, ALL does not recommend or endorse particular resources.
European Day of Languages 2018: a few ideas you may find useful! European Day of Languages takes place each year on 26 September. Activities: Council of Europe's official European Day of Languages site: Includes quizzes, trivia, materials and games. SCILT European Day...read more
Guest blog by Catherine Cheater, language consultant, author and ALL Fellow. What is the Primary French Project? The Primary French Project provides free materials that aim to support those who teach French in Key Stage 2. The materials have been created...read more
Ease into transition with a complete set of resources to help support your pupils as they leave Key Stage 2 and make the transition into Key Stage 3. ALL Connect is ALL's CPD programme for teachers of languages at KS2 and KS3, which was introduced in September 2014,...read more
Guest blog by Rebecca Harwood At Christmas time our Teaching & Learning team give us all a #poundlandpedagogy present to use in a lesson and report back on. My first thought was a reluctant one - “great, more work” but this was quickly followed by a light bulb...read more
The Association for Language Learning (ALL) wants to encourage all language teachers to keep on reading. To this end ALL has published a number of article collections to pique your interest and give you a burst of inspiration. Our articles and publications are written...read more
World Book Day, on 01 March, presents a wonderful opportunity to explore foreign language books! Why not plan ahead and use some of the following ideas and resources? Need a lesson idea? Why not try some of these: get your thinking cap on and dress up as a...read more
International Mother Language Day takes place on 21 February. It was created by UNESCO to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism: “Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage....read more
The festival ‘La Chandeleur’ takes place in France on 2 February. Here is what you need to know: La Chandeleur, la fête des chandelles or la fête de la lumière is a religious festival in France - a day when people get to eat a lot of crêpes! There are various...read more
Primary target language resources
These resources have been chosen by members of the DfE Expert Panel and members of the ALL Primary Special Interest group as ones that have been used in their own schools. They include a variety of commercial as well as non-commercial resources, publications, free websites and online materials for developing cultural awareness. We are keen to hear from members with recommendations about other resources they use to good effect on a regular basis.
Please not, ALL does not recommend or endorse particular resources.