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Teaching French to elementary students

by Suzanne Stluka
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These are all sites that I think would be useful for teaching French to elementary-age children.

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Enseigner le français langue seconde à l'aide de la musique

Added 04/17/2010
This site has lots of links to musical sites. This could be especially useful for teaching nursery rhymes and traditional French songs.

Le Plaisir d'Apprendre

Added 04/17/2010
A comprehensive resource site for teachers of French as a foreign language, presented by le CAVILAM. Includes some useful lesson plans and lots of songs.


Added 04/17/2010
Although the Zut! materials for older students require a subscription, it has many free exercises and activities that will be fun for the beginning French student.

Added 04/17/2010 has lots of worksheets and activities for young French learners, designed by native French educators.

La Photothèque BIPS

Added 04/17/2010
La Photothèque BIPS is a database of images that can be used for teaching. Lots of photos of France.

Voyage Virtuel

Added 04/17/2010
A terrific way to "tour" France without leaving your computer! Photos and simple descriptions of important places around France, along with information about gastronomy, culture, etc.


Added 04/17/2010
This site has lots of grammar lessons and online practice activities. It's not a great stand-alone Web site, but it could be useful as a fun technological supplement to an in-class activity. The site does contain some fun puzzles and poems as well.

La Fontaine

Added 04/17/2010
This extensive collection of the fables of La Fontaine includes the complete French text, as well as English and even Latin translations. Some fables include audio versions. Fables are a great way to introduce young learners to French, as they are well-known and feature easy-to-understand morals.

Votre Dictionnaire Encyclopédique

Added 04/17/2010 is a French site designed for children. FLE students could use it to see what French children are interested in at any given moment.

Le Petit Nicolas:Les personnages

Added 04/20/2010
Le Petit Nicolas is a wonderful series of stories about an elementary-school-aged boy and his friends. I'm sure my students will identify with them through this site.

Images de France

Added 04/20/2010
A great variety of images of France, terrific for realia.

Voyage Virtuel

Added 04/26/2010
Introductory tour of French cities and regions, with maps, pictures and descriptions of a region's most famous features.

Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links

Added 04/26/2010
French "supersite," including French literature, art, music, film, history, education, mass-media, and everyday life, as well as grammar.
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