Great websites for French teachers and students

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Bonjour! My name is Sylvia Duckworth and I teach Core French, grades 3-5 in Toronto, Canada. Please take a moment to visit my other websites when you get a chance:

1. http://www.mmeduckworth.blogspot.com/

2. http://www.youtube.com/user/sduckworth100

3. http://toolsforlanguage.com/

4. http://sylviaduckworth.blogspot.com/ (the password to view videos is “aimlanguage”)

This blog is designed mainly for beginner French students and their teachers. You will notice that most of the websites are interactive, free, ad-free, and do not require any registration.  This collection can be used by teachers in class, or for individual students on their own computers, either in school or at home.

Please let me know if any of the links do not work or if there is anything inappropriate. Also please email me if you have an interactive website to recommend: [email protected] Merci, et amusez-vous bien!

General vocabulary building and practice:

1. http://www.languageguide.org/french/
(To practice vocabulary)
2. http://www.poissonrouge.com/schooloffrench/
(More vocab) Click on the fish, then the third castle with the French flag.
3. http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/flbla/html/scenarios/scenario2/index.html?scenario=2&group=0&totalactivities=18
(Lot of fun activities)
4. http://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/french/french.htm
(Listen to dialogues and songs and play games)
5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryfrench/
(Fun activities!)
6. http://www.tfo.org/jeux/index.cfm
(Instructions are in French but you can have fun exploring! Try “Tout-petits” first)
7. http://www.chillola.com/at/french%20starter%20page.html
(more vocab)
8. http://www.francais-extra.co.uk/
Some cool games
9. http://www.languageguide.org/french/numbers/
(To practice counting. Click on the numbers to hear them. Click on “Options” then “Quiz mode for a little quiz)

10. http://www.didierbravo.com/modulesflash/module4/module4.swf
(Great for Hallowe’en! Once you find the ingredients, you need to put the candle under the chaudron to heat it up and then watch what happens!)
11. http://www.estudiodefrances.com/peli/jeudeplage.html
(To practice reading and following instructions. Read the sentence, then click on whatever they tell you to do, then click on the orange arrow)
12. http://www.estudiodefrances.com/peli/jeuhiver.html
13. http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2french.html
(more vocab practice. Drag the words to the correct spots. They will turn green if you are correct.)

14. http://www.digitaldialects.com/French.htm

(more vocab practice)

15. http://lexiquefle.free.fr/vocab.swf

(To practice vocab for body parts. Click on “Vocabulaire” to review the words, then click on “Index”, then “Exercise” to practice. Read the sentence then clique on the correct circle. Then click on the green arrow)

16. http://lexiquefle.free.fr/famille0.swf

(To practice vocab for the family. Click on “Vocabulaire” to review the words, then click on “Index”, then “Exercise” to practice. Read the sentence then clique on the correct circle. Then click on the green arrow)

17. http://lexiquefle.free.fr/allpha.swf

(To practice l’alphabet français and la punctuation)

18. http://lexiquefle.free.fr/animaux.swf

(To practice vocab for Les Animaux)

19. http://lexiquefle.free.fr/num.swf

(To practice numbers. Click on a sign, say 1-20, then click anywhere on the next screen to begin the game. Now click on the headphones to hear a number and click on the number)

20. http://www.duplaisiralire.com/jeux/index.htm

(Fun activities. Click on a character on the left to get started.)
Songs:

1. http://www.csdraveurs.qc.ca/musique/choralies/karaokes.htm
2. http://www.lyricstraining.com
Click on the “All languages” on the blue bar at the top and scroll down to French to find all the French songs. Click on “Play now”, then “Karaoke” to see all of the words. Right under the lyrics where it says “Simultaneous translation”, click on “Select language” for translations of the words.

3. http://platea.pntic.mec.es/~cvera/hotpot/chansons/index.htm

Some good exercises using songs.

Videos:

1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/mafrance/flash/#
(Videos with sub-titles. Click on “Mini-lessons” to watch the videos)
2. http://www.nfb.ca/explore-by/title/?genre=2&lang=fr&title_range=All&decade=&sort=desc_most_recent

(National Film board animations to watch on-line. Sorry, no sub-titles!)
3. http://www.bbc.co.uk
(great videoclips about French culture, etc.)
4. http://www.youtube.com/user/RealFrench2#p/c/D1815EC9B7D5BAA8
Video clips of songs from musical cartoons.

5. My YouTube videos

http://www.youtube.com/user/sduckworth100

6. Kirikou et la sorcière (with English subtitles)

http://www.youtube.com/user/subbedfilms#p/c/92818F103CBC7B85/0/Me8O56MqjR8

7. Many high-quality Disney clips in French

http://www.youtube.com/user/81Disneyworld#p/p

8. More high-quality Disney clips in French

http://www.youtube.com/user/ptitpoissondor#p/p

9. Avez-vous déjà vu?

http://www.m6bonus.fr/videos-jeunesse-8/videos-avez_vous_deja_vu_-7748/saison_2/video-un_chauffeur_de_taxi_extra_terrestre_-55712.html

(scroll down to see all of the videos)

10. http://www1.tfo.org/mini/Accueil

(Amazing website with tons of different videos and activities.)

11. http://www.youtube.com/user/frenchpod101#p/p

(A YouTube channel with tons of vocabulary videos.)

12. http://www.youtube.com/user/RadioCanada#p/p

(CBC’s French videos)

eStories:

1. http://www.racontine.com/page_les_racontines.html
(Interactive books read in French. Click on an image to start a story.)
2. http://kidsspace.torontopubliclibrary.ca/readastory.html
- click on “Tumblebooks”
- at the top of the page where it says: “Choose a language”, click on the arrow and choose French.
- click on red oval “Livres pour enfants”
- scroll to the book you want to read then click on “Visualisez en ligne”
3. http://www.contesetlegendesdafrique.com/films.asp
(Animated African stories. Click on “Le titre” of the book you want to look at, then scroll down the page a bit and you will see different episodes. Go to the right and click under Windows Media for PC and Quicktime for Mac. )
4. http://www.zoodemaubeuge.fr/girafe/girafe.htm
(A story about a girl who loves giraffes)
5. http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/languages/3pigs/French/Northumberland%20NGfL%20Trois%20Petits%20Cochons.html
(The Three Little Pigs story read in French. Click on the ear on each page to hear the story)
6. http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/languages/Goats/French/boucs.html
(The Three Billy Goats Gruff en Français. Click on the mouse to hear the story.)
7. http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/languages/Littleredship/Northumberland%20NGfL%20Le%20Petit%20Bateau%20Bateau%20Rouge.html
(Story read in French about a little red boat. Click on the words in the story to hear the story.)

8. http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/languages/Littleredship/Northumberland%20NGfL%20Le%20Petit%20Bateau%20Rouge%20et%20les%20Pirates.html

(Another story about the little red boat, this time with pirates!)
9. http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/languages/Goldilocks/French/Northumberland%20NGfL%20Boucle%20d’Or%20v2.html
(Goldilocks and the three bears en Français. Click on “Lire l’histoire” to hear the story)
10. http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/languages/Little%20Red/French/Northumberland%20NGfL%20Petit%20Chaperon%20Rouge.html
(Little Red Riding Hood en Français. Click on the owl to hear the story)
11. http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/languages/Fables/corbeau/Northumberland%20NGfL%20Le%20Corbeau%20et%20le%20Renard%20v1.html
(French Fable of The Crow and the Fox. Click on the hare to hear the story)
12. http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/languages/Fables/souris/Northumberland%20NGfL%20Les%20Souris%20Courageuses%20v2.html
(French Fable of Three Courageous Mice. Click on the hare to hear the story)
13. http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/languages/Fables/rats/Northumberland%20NGfl%20Le%20Rat%20de%20Villes%20et%20le%20Rat%20des%20Champs%20OCT09.html
(French Fable of the City Mouse and the Country Mouse. Click on the hare to hear the story)

14. http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/languages/LittleRedHen/La%20Petite%20Poule%20Rousse.html
(French Fable of the Little Red Hen. Click on “Début”.)

15. http://tfo.org/jeux/deuxfois/homepage.html
(There are four stories here.)
16. http://www.edu365.cat/primaria/contes/contesfrances/jan_elephant/jan.swf
(Click on the hand, then the woman or man to hear the story)
17. http://www.edu365.cat/primaria/contes/contesfrances/nuage_coquin/cumul_fr.swf

(A story about a cloud)
18. http://www.edu365.cat/primaria/contes/contesfrances/cleo_la_vache/cleo_fr.swf

(A story about a funny cow)
19. http://www.wismo.ch/contes/dessins.php
(Four animated stories)
20. http://dpel.unilat.org/DPEL/Creation/IR/Module2/index.fr.htm
(Le chat botté: Puss ‘n Boots. Click on the third crest.)
21. http://dpel.unilat.org/DPEL/Creation/IR/Module3/index.fr.htm
(Qui a inventé la pizza? Click on the third circle.)
22. http://dpel.unilat.org/DPEL/Creation/IR/Module4/index.fr.htm
(Le long voyage de Tomi le renard. Click on the third tree.)
23. http://dpel.unilat.org/DPEL/Creation/IR/Module5/index.fr.htm
(La princesse, le baobab et les cauris: a story about an African princess. Click on the third leaf.)

Extra resources:

1. http://www.frenchteacher.net/powerpoints.html
(Lots of powerpoints!)
2. http://www.teachnet-uk.org.uk/2006%20Projects/MFL-Interactive_Exercises/index.htm
(More powerpoints)
3. www.wordreference.com
A great dictionary for a variety of languages
4. http://voicethread.com/?#q+French
(Wonderful resource for making slideshows with voice recordings. Here is a sample that I made:

http://voicethread.com/?#u1024819.b1271406.i6832009)
5. www.goanimate.com
(Great for making animations) See:

http://goanimate.com/user/0-Hgw1NhPf-A

6. http://www.zimmertwins.com/

(Another website for making animations)
6. http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php?sitepal
(Text to speech. Truly amazing)
7. www.bonpatron.com
(to correct written work)

8. http://www.voki.com/

(Another text-to-speech website. A sample I made: http://www.voki.com/php/viewmessage/?chsm=58198afa23a0d6acfeea59b157eff82a&mId=613485)

9. http://www.heathersanimations.com/

(Some great animations for powerpoints)

10. http://www.senteacher.org/Worksheet/3/Certificates.xhtml

(For making certificates)

11. http://www.forvo.com

(Amazing site will pronounce any word in many different languages)

12. http://rhinospike.com/

(A cool way to get something read in another language)

13. http://wigflip.com/automotivator/

(Great way to make digital posters)

See: http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=vwfkr50fuf7stkl)

14. http://lecriveron.fr/

(An amazing way to make little booklets. See http://www.mediafire.com/?dnzgtz22dmq for a sample)

15. Fun Halloween eCard

(This is not in French but you could totally do it in French with your students)

Some great websites chock-a-block with links for teachers

1.     http://gaiswiki.edublogs.org/

2.     http://gailhyatt.com/

3.     http://www.uni.edu/becker/french31.html

4.     http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/languages/

5.     http://www.frenchteacher.net/

6.     http://offqc.com/ (this is a blog dedicated to exploring Quebecois French)