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Welcome to the Multilingual 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.

Cultural information and resources

European Commission culture portal

Information about EC cultural policy and initiatives plus access to the websites of European ministries of culture.

We are from...

Interactive website from Channel 4 with facts and figures about European countries, downloadable worksheets and teachers notes.

Learn English Kids - My Favourite Day

From the British Council: children around the world write about their favourite days of the year, including Chinese New Year, Taiwanese Moon Festival, Deepavali and Christmas in Italy and Poland.

Classroom resources


Music clips library from BBC schools radio on a variety of themes such as geographical locations and excerpts from Carnival of the Animals.

World stories

World stories.


European Commission’s website with interactive games in a variety of languages on Europe and the EU for children aged 9 to 14. Also includes a teacher’s corner.

Changing Phase

Creative ideas for language teaching including 34 ways with flashcards.

Class Dojo

Behaviour management through reward systems where some of the language of operation can be changed to your target language.

Language Games

Free online word games for language learning featuring hangman, crosswords and word searches.

Lullabies from the Cradle

A European Union funded project to collect the lullabies of Europe.

Whiteboard notes, links, powerpoint presentations and detailed teacher’s guide designed for secondary pupils but some suitable for primary beginners. Worksheets, texts, grammar and vocabulary exercises available by subscription.

Languages Online

Interactive games and worksheets for French, German, Indonesian, Italian from the Department of Education and Early Child Development in Victoria, Australia.

Mama Lisa’s World

Children’s songs gathered from all around the world.

Schools World TV

Access primary MFL clips previously on Teachers TV.

Vocal Resources Union

With free non-copyright mp3 files and lyrics to download for a range of French, Spanish, German and other traditional songs.

TES connect

A wide range of language-specific classroom resources posted by teachers (which might include errors, so worth checking before use).

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.