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Welcome to the French resources page – providing new ideas and materials for primary teachers.

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.

The DFE Expert Panel was set up to oversee the National Curriculum review back in 2011.

ALL does not recommend or endorse particular resources.

French cultural information and resources

Euroclub Schools

Information, worksheets and quizzes about festivals, food, people, monuments and more.

French Embassy in the UK

French cultural resources for children.

Institut Francais

French cultural institute in the UK, with information about French films, popular music, arts and education initiatives. Based in London, the Institut also has a library and médiathèque with a range of French books, comics and films and offers French experience days with language and cultural activities.

Primary French Project

This is a partnership project between the Institut Francais, the Network for Languages and the Association for Language Learning, which could help you to get started on teaching a language throughout Key Stage 2. With free teaching materials and access to a training programme, the teaching materials also include lesson plans and PowerPoint Presentations for the interactive whiteboard.

English – French language sites for teaching French

BBC

Interactive activities for French beginners from BBC Schools including animations, printable worksheets and a teacher’s area with advice on using the site.

Chez Mimi

A web site based on the Channel 4 television series Chez Mimi.

LIghtbulb Languages

Schemes of work, resources and podcasts for primary French..

Multilingual Books

French Internet Television, useful for live weather information and more.

Northern Ireland Curriculum

Three topic-based resources to support primary French.

Sutton Academy

Classroom resources based on the QCA scheme of work for KS2 French.

Primary French

Video clips previously on Teachers TV.

 French – English language sites for teaching French

Chez Lorry

Canadian children’s site with games, stories, crafts and more.

Le Goût

French website to accompany the annual celebration of French food, when chefs visit schools in France to talk about food and cooking.

Ecole Plus

Website for French teachers with songs, images, rhymes, worksheets and lists of schools in Francophone countries.

Coloriage

Interactive colouring website good for French colour vocabulary.

Chez Merlin

French children’s site with interactive activities for maths, French and general knowledge, arranged by three levels of difficulty.

Search engines

Google Search Engine

Google Search Engine: www.google.fr

Lycos Search Engine

Lycos Search Engine: www.lycos.fr/

Yahoo Search Engine

Yahoo Search Engine: fr.yahoo.com/

Advice for primary teachers

Advice & guidance for teachers of languages in the primary sector.

Advice for language coordinators

Advice & guidance for language coordinators in the primary sector.

Advice for head teachers

Advice & guidance for head teachers & governors in the primary sector.