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.

ALL does not recommend or endorse particular resources.

Cultural information and resources

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 is a growing collection of stories from around the world. The collection includes retold traditional tales and new short stories in a range of languages.


European Commission's website with interactive games in a variety of languages 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.

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.

TES connect

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

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