NOTE: The resources listed here do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Canadian Parents for French – Saskatchewan. Canadian Parents for French – Saskatchewan is not responsible for the content of any of the websites/resources and does not endorse the provider of the website or any products it offers, but is providing the following resources for informational purposes only.
Yes, You Can Help is an information and inspiration guide created by Alberta Education for parents of French immersion students.
Voilà Learning is an online homework help service that uses a Virtual Reality campus to help students with French, English and Math. Members of Canadian Parents for French – Saskatchewan can access this service at a discounted rate.
French for Parents is a program offered by Canadian Parents for French – Saskatchewan chapters to enable parents of students learning French as a second-language to experience some of what their child is learning. Parents learn basic vocabulary such as a child might learn in the early years of a French Immersion Program. They learn a little grammar and common phrases and become comfortable with the concept of learning a second-language. The classes are interactive and offer the parent opportunities to practice their oral and written skills. French for Parents is offered in various locations around the province. Level 1 is designed for parents who have little or no French experience. Level 2 is designed for parents who have completed a Level 1 French program or for anyone who is interested in developing conversational French.
Contact your local Chapter regarding French for Parents classes in your community.
Bon Patron is an online grammar and spelling checker. Simply copy and paste a text to check, grammar and spelling mistakes and possible problems are identified to be fixed.
Larousse has many of their dictionaries online including their French and English-French dictionaries; the site is available in French and English as well as three other languages.
Conjugation-fr.com is an online verb conjugator.
Bescherelle has an online verb conjugator as well as dictées, quizzes and games. This site is entirely in French.
Synononyms-fr.com is online thesaurus.
Canadian Encyclopedia is an online bilingual encyclopedia that covers Canadian topics.
FSL Homework Help Toolbox is a resource for students and parents created by the Rainbow District School Board in Ontario. The site supports parents who have children in a French Immersion Program and wish to assist them with homework in French. It is also a resource for students who require a reference tool for help with homework.
The University of Calgary’s Repsit is an online collection of over 2,000 French website chosen for their valued information and French quality. It is aimed at the Francophone and Francophile pubic interested in teaching or learning the French-language, literature and the Francophone culture.
Francolab is a website full of videos, interactive activities and teaching sheets related to Canadian socio-cultural aspects. This site is for teachers and students for all French programs: core French, intensive and post-intensive French, French immersion, and Francophone. The content on this site is designed for students aged 15 and older.
Francolab Junior is a website of videos and teaching sheets for teachers and children aged four to eight. This site is for teachers and students for all French programs: core French, intensive and post-intensive French, French immersion, and Francophone.
Your local public library can be a place to find French books in both print and electronic format. Through the Saskatchewan Information & Library Services Consortium you can request and access materials from all over the province and have them delivered to your library.
Library2go is an online library of ebooks and audiobooks that is accessible through many of the province’s library systems.
Tumblebooks contains interactive books and games for children in pre-kindergarten up to grade three. Books online include picture books, chapter books, non-fiction, and language-learning books as well as music and puzzles. Tumblebooks is accessible through all library systems in Saskatchewan; all you need is a valid library card.
All library systems in Saskatchewan have a large number of electronic resources that comprises databases, eBooks audiobooks providers, and videos and music services. There are resources for elementary school children, high schoolers and adults. Visit your local library system’s website to see what resources are available to you.
Media – Games, Videos and Apps
TFO is a French-language media group that provides videos and games for all-ages of French-learners.
Mini TFO is a site full of games, videos and songs for children aged two to six.
Idello is a website run by TFO that contains educational videos, games, websites, applications, and teaching tools for teachers, educators, students, and parents. Many are free with some requiring a paid subscription.
Radio Canada Zone Jeunesse is a website for school aged children that contains series, videos, games, a blog, contests, and apps for children to immerse themselves in French.
Radio Canada Zone des petits is a website for young school children that contains series, videos, games, activities, contests, and apps for children to immerse themselves in French.
Francomobile is an iPad app for children aged seven to 12 with 40 videos, eight thematic modules and over 20 hours of educational games.
Edululu offers reviews of educational apps from children aged two to 17. These apps are in English, French and some are even bilingual.