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BBC Primary Bitesize - the focus on these programs is fun, which is perfect in my opinion for KS2.
iTunes - has a wealth of mostly free podcasts which are proving to be very useful in my MFL classroom.
Poisson Rouge - is a site which is aimed at French learners and is fabulously fun!
Teacher's TV - has some amazing videos for Starter ideas aimed at KS2 MFL. For example 9 beginners videos HERE and the second set of nine are HERE. Each video clip features native French speaking children and presents a scenario to prompt class discussion and activities. Three topics are covered, selected from the new QCA scheme of work.
http://www.frenchteacher.net/Primaryresources.htm
Which contains a whole host of links to free MFL resources
http://www.atantot.co.uk/menu.htm
You now have to pay to access this award winning site.
http://www.leclubfrancais.co.uk/babelzone/frenchpages/gamezonefrench.htm
The colourful activities of ‘Le Club Francais’ are also worth a look
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryfrench
Another excellent and still growing resource from the BBC including worksheets and teachers’ notes.
www.poissonrouge.com
A site for young English, French and Spanish speakers that is not only applicable for EY & FS but also the beginning of MFL.
The following resources come from ictopus. The article by Jim Merrett can be found in the Resources section under Sharing Good Practice ’Learning On Line’.
http://babelfish.altavista.digital.com
Children have a habit of asking, “How do you say…., in French?” Unless you are very fluent, this is bound to catch you out at some point. However, instant help is at hand with this useful online translator. This can translate words, phrases, sentences, and even whole paragraphs.
www.enchantedlearning.com/languages/Frenchdictionary.html
Another great translating resource is Enchanted Learning’s ‘Little Explorers English-French Dictionary’. This has English words with the French equivalent shown underneath and accompanied by colourful illustrations.
www.happychild.org.uk
With over 61 million hits, people are clearly finding this source of free worksheets very helpful. The French resources are organised by theme, such as food & drink, homes, body, animals, travel, shopping and schools. All worksheets can be used for both English to French and vice versa.
www.language-investigator.co.uk
This website is the result of a project by a group of primary schools in Coventry and includes a lot of general information about language teaching with plenty of words and phrases from various languages, including French regions, for comparison and discussion.
www.lgfl.net/lgfl/leas/camden/accounts/mfl/web/resources/frenchSoWY3/
Camden has produced an immensely helpful scheme of work, incorporating guidelines on how to deliver the Year 3 objectives for the KS2 languages framework. Gospel Oak Primary School is the origin of much of this material, which is presented as part of the London Grid for Learning set of resources. Plenty of lesson plans are included with overhead transparencies, PowerPoint presentations and worksheets, along with additional information for teachers.
www.lingolex.com/french.htm
This is a fairly simple and straightforward site with vocabulary lists that include the 100 most commonly used verbs. Permission is given for personal use only so it can be used to improve your own skills and pupils could be given the website address if you feel it would be helpful but it shouldn’t be used with the class.
www.ltscotland.org.uk/5to14/C4modernlanguages
Aimed at the upper end of the primary school, these resources have been produced by Channel 4 and cover topics such as clothes, family relationships, weather, food and colours. These are taught through a series of interactive games and activities.
www.newburypark.redbridge.sch.uk/
See their ‘Language of the Month’ pages for resources in many languages, including French. Information about the language is provided and there is a menu offering first words, questions and answers and numbers in which children speak on video clips, using their native language.
www.peterrabbit.com
This website provides an opportunity to see pages from Peter Rabbit in both English and French. There are also games and animations.
www.primaryfrench.co.uk
Barnard Grove French Club has produced this interesting site, Fun French, with sound clips and illustrations to help teach about numbers, animals, the weather and other topics. There are also worksheets, colouring sheets and a quiz.
www.primarylanguages.org.uk
This website is described as a training zone for teaching foreign languages and includes dozens of video clips of good practice in French teaching and ideas for integrating language teaching in the school, using a cross-curricular approach.
www.primaryresources.co.uk/mfl/mfl_french.htm
Primary Resources is full of helpful material donated by teachers, including worksheets, presentations, flash cards, tips and ideas, organised by topic.
www.teachingideas.co.uk/foreignlanguages
This website is particularly good for games in French that help to teach, reinforce and revise vocabulary.
www.zut.org.uk
Look for the beginner exercises in the junior section of this site for a set of PowerPoint presentations covering greetings, numbers, classroom instructions and vocabulary. The site is free to use outside school hours so it could be used as a homework resource, but a subscription is required for use during