Resources for primary teachers

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.  These resources are updated regularly, so be sure to bookmark this page for future reference.

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.

Celebrating the European Day of Languages 2018

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...

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Focusing on the Primary French Project

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...

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Talking about Key Stage 2-3 Transition in MFL

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,...

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#poundlandpedagogy – 10 of the best

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 moment....

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ALL encourages language teachers to ‘keep on reading’!

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...

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International Mother Language Day

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....

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La Chandeleur

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...

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Christmas resources

Please find below a selection of Christmas resources for German, French, Spanish and Italian.  We hope you find them helpful for planning Christmas lessons and activities. Ideas for lessons or class activities Describe a snowman. Draw a snowman without your partner...

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Martinstag

Martinstag (St.Martin’s Day/Martinmas) is a religious festival recognised and celebrated in Germany on 11 November.  Very popular with children, it is dedicated to St. Martin of Tours who was known as a friend of the children and patron of the poor. Bonfires and...

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Creating engaging displays

Guest blog by Jane Lea, teacher of MFL at Standish Community High School, Wigan, since 2000. Standish Community High School is a former ‘Language College’ and is fitted with a shopping street to allow students to practise their role-plays in a simulated environment....

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Remembrance Day resources

Please see below for a list of resources to help commemorate Remembrance Day with your pupils.  We hope you find these helpful. Letters, postcards and memoirs A collection of World War 1 letters and postcards in a range of languages can be found here. Prisoner of war...

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Día de los Muertos

Día de los Muertos will take place this year on Thursday 2 November. The Mexican celebrations developed from ancient traditions among their pre-Columbian cultures. Rituals celebrating the deaths of ancestors had been observed by these civilizations for up to...

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Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche, translated as all-nighter or a sleepless night, is an annual all-night or night time cultural festival celebrating the arts.  During the night, museums, art galleries and other cultural sights are open free of charge.  City centres will light themselves...

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Easter resources

Useful links to websites for Easter activities and resources: French KS1/Lower KS2 online and printable activities http://www.coindespetits.com/paques/paquesintr.htm KS2/KS3 Information about French traditions...

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International Education

International Education Week The British Council celebrates International Education Week every year, promoting the benefits of international learning and cultural exchange to a huge community of teachers and school leaders in the UK and all over the world. They...

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Halloween

Useful Halloween / Day of the Dead resources include:   Languages Today: Issue 21 of the magazine focussed on art, design and fashion - including a great art & Spanish project from Issac Greaves, in which students created Day of the Dead-inspired artwork. El Dia de...

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Film

The ALL Language Zones contain our five language publications – Francophonie, Deutsch Lehren und Lernen, Vida Hispánica and Tuttitalia, plus new and specially selected archive content - an entirely interactive and interconnected archive on language teaching practice....

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European Day of Languages

Theme of the fortnight: European Day of Languages: a few ideas you may find useful! Activities: Council of Europe's official European Day of Languages site: Including quizzes, trivia, materials and games. European Day of Languages: Games, posters and activities from...

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Positive reactions

Resources on science from around ALL's website and publications Languages Today magazine: Our brand new September 2016 issue is dedicated to languages and science - integrating science and languages into the primary curriculum, my best ten ways to teach languages...

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Progression and assessment at KS2/3

Resources on progression and assessment from around ALL's website and publications Languages Today magazine: The latest issue of Languages Today magazine looks at assessment strategies, progression and achievement in Key Stages 2 and 3, and innovative ways in which...

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KS2/3 Progression

ALL Connect offers  self-service training modules on major themes such as speaking, writing, grammar, transition and progression. Highlighted below are the training materials for language teachers which relate to KS2/3 progression:   ALL Connect training module: KS2...

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KS2/3 Transition

ALL Connect offers training modules on major themes such as speaking, writing, grammar, transition and progression. Highlighted below are the training materials for language teachers which relate to KS2/3 transition: ALL Connect training module: KS2/3 Transition ALL...

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KS2/3 Writing

ALL Connect offers self-service training modules on major themes such as speaking, writing, grammar, transition and progression. ALL Connect has developed training materials for language teachers on KS2 and KS3 writing:   ALL Connect training module: KS2 Writing ALL...

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KS2/3 Speaking

ALL Connect offers self-service training modules on major themes such as speaking, writing, grammar, transition and progression. Highlighted below are the training materials for language teachers which relate to KS2/3 speaking: ALL Connect training module: KS2...

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KS2/3 Grammar

ALL Connect offers self-service training modules on major themes such as speaking, writing, grammar, transition and progression. Highlighted below are the training materials for language teachers which relate to KS2/3 grammar: ALL Connect training module: KS2 Grammar...

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Speaking

Language Zones: The ALL Language Zones contain our five language publications – Francophonie, Deutsch Lehren und Lernen, Rusistika, Vida Hispánica and Tuttitalia, plus new and specially selected archive content - an entirely interactive and interconnected archive on...

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Learner independence

Theme of the fortnight: The ALL Language Zones contain our five language publications – Francophonie, Deutsch Lehren und Lernen, Vida Hispánica and Tuttitalia, plus new and specially selected archive content - an entirely interactive and interconnected archive on...

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Christmas

Theme of the fortnight: The ALL Language Zones contain our five language publications – Francophonie, Deutsch Lehren und Lernen, Vida Hispánica and Tuttitalia, plus new and specially selected archive content - an entirely interactive and interconnected archive on...

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Art, Design & Fashion

Theme of the fortnight: The ALL Language Zones contain our five language publications – Francophonie, Deutsch Lehren und Lernen, Vida Hispánica and Tuttitalia, plus new and specially selected archive content - an entirely interactive and interconnected archive on...

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International Collaboration

Theme of the fortnight: This fortnight's theme on our Language Zones is International Collaboration - featured articles include: Blogging from Germany, Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues Vivantes (FIPLV), ’4 profs, 4 pays’: lessons from a four-way...

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Literature

Theme of the fortnight The ALL Language Zones contain our five language publications – Francophonie, Deutsch Lehren und Lernen, Vida Hispánica and Tuttitalia, plus new and specially selected archive content - an entirely interactive and interconnected archive on...

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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.

French

French

French resources

German

German

German resources

Spanish

Spanish

Spanish resources

Italian

Italian

Italian resources

Japanese

Japanese

Japanese resources

Mandarin

Mandarin

Mandarin resources

Latin

Latin

Latin resources

Multilingual

Multilingual

Multilingual resources

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