Welcome to my French resources site. The seed of the idea for this site was planted during the 30 years I spent teaching French and German at schools in the UK. The paucity of opportunities for speaking was always a concern. Speaking activities commonly used in the classroom, and used for testing for examinations, were role-plays and presentations. Dialogues could be practised in only a limited fashion by encouraging students to work in pairs, but time for this was severely limited. Computer programs which could encourage speaking were not available at the time. If only we could somehow provide a better way for students to work together to accomplish a goal, but still have the instant feedback and engagement offered by automated computer exercises.
The exercises on this site allow students to:
The resources are all created using the Schoolshape Language Lab. Please visit their website for more information if you are interested in creating your own activities.
Browse the site. When you find something suitable for your class, point them to the site to complete it. They'll be able to submit work to you via email, Twitter or by hand. Alternatively, you can click the 'Set Work' button, which will let you set deadlines and other limits on your students, or the 'Adapt' button which lets you edit the worksheets before you send them to your students.
I particularly encourage you to take a look at the listening exercises, as these are difficult to find elsewhere. If you are preparing students for an AP exam, please take a look at the practice exams shared by OpenExam. Other highlights include a selection of practice materials to prepare for GCSE French exams and 'Une Dizaine de Chansons', a creative collection of French songs.
If you are a student wanting to use the site to learn French, then you first need a tutor, teacher, or friend who is willing to help you study. Pick any activity, then hit the 'Ask for help' button (or when you've finished, the 'Submit work' button) to invite them to join you.