I know firsthand how hard it is to find quality French resources for teachers for your classroom. To make sure you can focus on teaching, I now work full time to make French curriculum for your proficiency centered French class – let’s dive in to these 11 great free teaching resources so you can start planning!
First Week of French 1 Lesson Plans
Love the song Mercy? Ready to teach about social justice in your classroom? Check out this free “Teach for Justice” unit from the TeachersPayTeachers collection.Not to mention it’s a full weeklong free French unit for Days 1-5 in your French class.
Free First Day Lesson Plans
Need ideas for first week lesson plans for French 1? I’ve got you covered. Check out my post here that outlines my entire first day of French 1 with comprehensible input – I used it for years and I know it will help you out!
French Culture Resources on Francophone Countries
This is a great digital French resource about one of my favorite Francophone leaders, Angelique Kidjo. I used this google forms activity to help evaluate and present a new perspective of African societies (especially how they are falsely portrayed in Western media) from the perspective of one of Benin’s cultural leaders and prominent social activist. Download this perceptions of Africa resource here to learn more about what Angelique Kidjo’s perspective is on the Western potrayal of African societies.
French Digital Resources
This digital interactive notebook is my favorite French resource for teachers busy during back to school time. It’s completely digital, self-paced, review-based, and perfect for students in French 2 who might be coming from all different types of situations with the crazy difficult pandemic school year. This allows French teachers to focus in on high frequency verbs and differentiation without compromising your time planning.
I used this next resource during the immediate needs of quarantine teaching for my French 2 class. We were doing a quick verb bootcamp to prepare them for their next teacher (who may or may not teach with comprehensible input – you never know, right?)
I made this resource for other teachers like me trying to figure out how to remotely assess students and based it on French -ER verbs. Grab yours here! It includes a practice quiz and a google forms quiz using the same format, with as much of a proficiency-centered format as I could muster while teaching explicit grammar.
French Resources for Proficiency
It’s especially hard to find French resources for proficiency-oriented instruction. Don’t worry, I’ve got your back. Here’s my favorite freebie for back to school to get started with special person interviews – a set of posters, activity and quiz set so that nothing is holding you back from this groundbreaking community builder!
This free French classroom game is a great speaking and listening resource for reinforcing high frequency verbs and objects around the house! Grab the J’ai, Qui a Free House Game here.
Fun French Resources!
Not gonna lie, this is low-key one of my favorite French resources that I offer for free. It’s a homework pass with a ton of personality! Use the best refrain in French music – “Je ne regrette rien” to add some humor to the days when homework or other assignments just aren’t in the books. Grab the free homework passes here.
French Resources for the Holidays
If you’re catching this post around holiday time, (or earlier, no shame in your game!) then grab this free writing activity for Christmas in your French class.
Free PD for French Teachers
Finally, we have the best French resource for teachers out there — free professional development!
Come join me every Wednesday on Facebook for a LIVE PD class on all things world language. There’s often French-specific classes like the ones below:
Finally, we have the last free resource for French teachers – this blog has many posts for you with professional development, lesson ideas, and demo lessons. Check out the one below for lessons to highlight Black Francophone leaders in your French class:
Finally I have something amazing for you. Have you ever wondered how to transition to proficiency in your French class? Download this free toolkit below for my 9-step roadmap to proficiency.
I’m so glad to meet you French teacher! I can’t wait to see what the school year holds for you. Keep in touch on instagram at @lalibrelanguagelearning and I hope to catch you on a live class on facebook next Wednesday!
Free Conference for World Language Teachers
If you’re ready to jump in and get started with proficiency and teaching with comprehensible input, I have another resource to help you on your journey below:
Sign Up for the Next Practical & Comprehensible Free Virtual Conference! Every year, I gather together the best and brightest in the field of world language to share with you how to switch to proficiency through comprehensible input. All with practical ideas that you can use tomorrow. It’s a FREE virtual conference – join the waitlist and find out more about the speakers here.
Rooting for you,