Disclaimer: Mention does not imply endorsement unless sponsored by CPF Ontario.
From kindergarten to postgraduate studies, CPF has tools and activities for youth and students currently studying French as a second language.
FRENCH GAMES & LEARNING TOOLS
GroupeMédia TFO has launched its first application for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, available at tfo.org/app/en and on the Apple App Store. This application, based on the image and content of TFO’s children’s television program Mini TFO, provides entertaining, educational games in French for children ages two to six. It is one of the very first children’s games in French to be available on the App Store. Guided in French by the show’s hosts on the air, this game helps young children to develop their spatial skills and teaches them how to count and how to write numbers.
IDÉLLO is a dynamic, multilevel, digital platform designed to cater and adapt to different types of learning. This online source offers thousands of rich, up-to-date educational resources in French and has the ideal content for all students, no matter skill level or learning style. Students can explore the content without constraints and at their own pace. These resources promote e-learning and they are compatible with portable devices. Easy to use, user-friendly, and intuitive, IDÉLLO offers an evolving and dynamic environment. Click here for more information.
Jump Math’s mission is to enhance the potential in children by encouraging an understanding and a love of math in students and educators. French Immersion workbooks for Grades 1-6 are now available. Website: www.jumpmath1.org
ONLINE & MULTIMEDIA HOMEWORK HELP
Produced by Alberta Education, through the main 2Learn website students can find grade-specific sites that provide homework help on a variety of school subjects, including online French resources, links to interactive sites, and resources for parents with school-aged children. The chat function requires a log-in and is for Alberta students only. Content available in French and English. Website: www.2learn.ca
A free online spelling/grammar checker. Cut and paste text into the box provided and click “vérifier le texte” and mistakes will appear with a red or yellow line. Items boxed in red are grammar errors to be fixed, while those boxed in yellow are possible grammatical problems to be verified. Items underlined in red are spelling mistakes to be fixed and those underlined in yellow are possible spelling mistakes to be verified. Website: www.bonpatron.com
An online bookstore for French children’s books which offers service and support for English-speaking parents. To make selecting the right book easy, Bonjour Books provides an English description and a suggested reading level for each book. Each book also comes with a “Helping Hand” – a unique guide or activity that is designed to help promote language and comprehension skills for the reader. And, their Helping Hand is in English, so you can have a hand in helping too! Visit them at www.bonjourbooks.ca.
A homework help service that allows you to post academic problems, from sample questions to complicated theories, in any field of study and quickly receive a detailed explanation from a qualified Online Teaching Assistant (Graduate-level student or professional). You can also search for existing questions. The website is in English but questions about French can be posed. Fees start at $3.99. Website: www.brainmass.com
All Canadian, developed by teachers, a downloadable French curriculum produced by French Essentials Their target is primarily homeschool but may also appeal to parents who want to prepare their children for “late immersion”. Website: www.frenchessentials.com. Email: Irene Shone at [email protected] Tel: 418-831-8930.
French Flash Cards
Welcome to our French learning website. Here you can learn French online with our effective Flashcard System. With only 5-10 minutes a day you will be able to improve your French in a short time. Website: www.learnwitholiver.com
Free, online, French activities and events available 24/7 for you and your French students. Connect with other French classes in real time to play online games of Kahoot, interact in meet and greets, engage in live French interviews with actors, NHL stars, magicians, musicians, historians and so much more. All ages. All levels.
Website: www.frenchplayground.com Email: [email protected] Tel: 519-978-9899.
Through our Facebook page, blog and the membership-based program, we aim to promote parent participation in their child’s learning experience as well as to bring some French culture into the home. While the Immersion Help program focuses on academics (learning the language through stories and games), we use the blog and facebook to share tips, cultural information and personal stories. Website: www.immersionhelp.ca
La classe de Madame Marie-France
J’enseigne la 1ère année immersion. I teach grade 1 French Immersion at Hopewell Avenue Public School. Or visit Madame’s blogspot at madamemariefrance.blogspot.com
Created by Alberta Education, this website provides digital learning and teaching resources on a variety of subjects by grade level. The website is available in both French and English and there is a French as a Second Language section on the English website. While many resources are available to all, some are restricted by log-in for those in the Alberta Education system. Website: www.learnalberta.ca
Learn with Oliver
Learn French online by becoming a Free or Premium online account holder. Enjoy audio French cards, games, tests, essay writing support, newsletters and more to support you on your learning journey of the French language. Website: www.learnwitholiver.com/french/index.php
A wide range of new resources in literacy for the elementary grades is available on Litteratout, a new website dedicated to providing quality French language resources for reading, writing, and oral communication instruction. All the resources are downloadable; many are free while others are available at a very reasonable subscription cost. Website: www.litteratout.com
Math Homework Help
Visit the Ontario Ministry of Education’s online math homework help site where students have access to free, real-time math tutoring in English for students grades 7-10. Only students from select Ontario school boards can currently ask questions while the service is in its initial stages but anyone can sign in as a guest and browse the ‘Best Sessions’ and interactive workshops relating to the Ontario math curriculum. Website: www.homeworkhelp.ilc.org
Ministry of Education
Visit the Ontario Ministry of Education’s online for homework help tips at www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/amenagement/FLS.html
My French Club
Tumble Book Library
An online collection of electronic French picture books for use in schools and libraries. They carry storybooks, audio books, games and much more. Located in Toronto. Tel: 416-781-4010. Website: www.tumblebooklibrary.com. Email for general information: [email protected]. Orders: [email protected]
Tr-ex.me is bilingual contextual dictionary containing translations of various phrases. For each translation, there are examples of using in various sentences. The examples are taken from millions of texts previously translated ranging from dialogues(subtitles of film), and official documents to multilingual websites. Website: https://tr-ex.me/
Virtual Reference Library/La biblio de réfèrence virtuelle
The best of the library and the internet! For encyclopedias, world facts, homework help, internet reference sites, dictionaries, quotations and much more. Website: www.bibliovirtuelle.ca
FRENCH SEARCH ENGINES
This English website provides information, articles, lessons, grammar help, practice worksheets, forums, blogs and more on the French language. The site also provides links to other French resources, including online dictionaries. Website: www.french.about.com
This French search engine lets you ask questions in everyday language and searches the internet for answers. Website: www.fr.ask.com
This French search engine allows you to search the internet for information, websites, articles, etc. using key words. Website: www.google.ca/webhp?hl=fr
Find over 974 000 articles in French on a broad range of subjects, free of charge. Website: www.wikipedia.fr
RADIO & TELEVISION
BBC Schools Click on “Students” in the right-hand column and find a ton of online resources by grade level and subject, including French interactive games, audio clips, and quizzes. Parents can click on the “Parents” link on the main page to find helpful resources on how to support your child. Website: www.bbc.co.uk/schools Radio-Canada Jeunesse This site offers games, music, contests, online chat forums, and radio programs all online and all in French! Content is geared towards youth with a separate section for younger children. Website: www.radio-canada.ca/jeunesse TFO Ontario’s French language television network and multimedia provider of educational products and services. Website: www2.tfo.org/education/immersion Tel: 1-800-387-8435, x2388
Dictionary Website: en.bab.la/dictionary/english-french Free Translation Website: www.freetranslation.com Google Translate Website: www.translate.google.com Yahoo! Babel Fish Website: babelfish.yahoo.com
A Guide for Bilingual Youth, Canadian Parents for French This Guide contains information for bilingual high school students who are interested in using and improving their French-second-language skills after graduation from secondary school. It also offers information about a wide range of opportunities for secondary school graduates such as university programs, summer educational experiences, employment positions or government-sponsored programs for bilingual youth.
French for the Future is a not-for-profit student-centered educational program which encourages and promotes bilingualism in Canada by highlighting its positive social and career benefits and by forging linguistic and cultural links among students of secondary school age who are enrolled in French-first and second language courses.
The LangCanada portal project is to promote and develop the linguistic duality of Canada by providing a one-stop window on the Internet that provides access to information and resources related to second official language teaching and learning. LangCanada has worked diligently to provide teachers and students with easy access to over 4 000 educational resources and over 500 educational institutions. Website: www.langcanada.ca. E-mail: [email protected]. Language Portal of Canada The Language Portal of Canada is a website that showcases Canadian expertise in the area of language. It informs readers about Canadian resources that deal with different aspects of language. It offers free access to language tools online; articles and writing tips, word games and exercises (the Well-Written, Well-Said section); a collection of links to language-related works and sites;Canadian writing tools and content produced by governments, universities, and others; language-related articles signed by our contributors; information in English and French and in some Aboriginal languages; and much more. Website: www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca. Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie
Each year Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie celebrates the more than nine million Francophones in Canada. Tel: (613) 241-6055. Toll Free: 1-877-241-6055. E-mail: [email protected]. Website: www.rvf.ca
OSCA (Ontario School Counsellors’ Association) This website has information on enrichment opportunities for youth with links to many student exchange study and work organizations. Click on “Student Resources,” then on “Enrichment and Summer.” Tel: (705) 292-6723. Fax: (705) 292-0316. Email: [email protected]. Website: www.osca.ca
Resources by Age Group
0-5 Years Old
General Interest 1001 Contest Stories for the whole Family A La Petite Ecole A site of entertainment intended for children from 2 to 10 years old, offering interactive games, drawings and music. 0 Ã 5 ans A site dedicated to children ages 0-5, counting, rhymes, drawings, stories, kitchen recipes, do-it-yourself crafts, stories. For nursery school teachers, parents and assistants. Coloriages Pour Enfants A unique site for drawings and colouring books. Disney Collection of thousands of images, model sheets, concept art, original drawings, articles, videos, musics and songs of Walt Disney. Up to Ten A bilingual site for your young children from from 0 to 10 years, lots of amusing, educational and free activities. Music Thierry Klein Nerim An extensive collection of popular songs and nursery rhymes complete with words. Portail Stéphyprod Free songs for children. Television Online Baby TV Channel Baby TV is a cartoon channel intended for children under 3 years of age.
6-10 Years Old
General Interest 1001 Contes Stories for the whole Family
11-15 Years Old
General Interest 1001 Contes Stories for the whole Family. Atelier Duotang Drawings, songs and designs to complete for children 2-12 years old. Portail Stéphyprod Free books for children. Disney Collection of thousands of images, model sheets, concept art, original drawings, articles, videos, musics and songs of Walt Disney. Info JuniorThe newspaper of Kids by Kids with jokes, games, articles and files.
L’art en s’amusant Art Website from Foundation Bemberg.
Le Voyage de KeoA virtual trip through India with Keo with stories, games and lots of information.
- Thierry Klein Nerim An extensive collection of popular songs and nursery rhymes complete with words.
- Portail Stéphyprod Free songs for children.
Logos Dictionary Image Dictionary and Conjugator, translate objects into over 30 languages. E-Historia Understand European history through illustrations, charts, family trees and books. Kutchuk Create and discover, an informative and interesting site. Y fo LireUnderstand European history through illustrations, charts, family trees and books. For children aged 7 and up.
16 and over
General Interest Harry Potter French Harry Porter Dictionaries. Harry Potter – tous les personnages An in-depth list of all the characters including page references. Le Top Web An extensive list with links to pdf’s of many popular books from authors such as, Hans Christian Andersen, Lewist Caroll, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Alphonse Daudet, Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas, Atoine Galland, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Perrault, Jonathan Swift. Entertainment – Divertissement Zone Ados A web portal for young adults. Astérix A collection of interesting and amusing information about the caracter Asterix. Lirado– Journal virtuel gratuit pour les ados qui aiment lire, fiches de lecture, histoires, informations, forum, etc. Television online – TV en ligne
- TV Direct Watch France’s version of Canadian Idol (Star Academy) and many other interesting French TV shows.