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.

ALL does not recommend or endorse particular resources.

French cultural information and resources

Primary French Project

SCILT has put together a voyage of discovery through the French speaking world. Start the learning journey by enjoying stories and videos about France, Egypt, Gabon, Madagascar and Polynesia.

French Embassy in the UK

A range of French cultural resources across sport, history, geography, art and music.

Institut Francais

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

Primary French Project

A partnership project between the Institut Francais, Network for Languages and ALL, which could help you to get started on teaching a language at Key Stage 2. With free teaching materials which also include lesson plans and PowerPoint Presentations.

English - French language sites for teaching French


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

LIghtbulb Languages

Schemes of work, resources and podcasts for primary French.

Multilingual Books

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

Teaching Ideas

Free teaching ideas and resources.

Northern Ireland Curriculum

Three topic-based resources to support primary French.

Primary French

Resources to use in the classroom.

French Games

Online games for children.  Children can choose their topic and game they would like to play.

 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.


Interactive colouring website good for French colour vocabulary.

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