Online Resources to incorporate in lesson planning for the teaching of French at Levels 1 and 2 of the NZC

30 questions for Junior French
Learn about French names for girls and boys

Resources to support the learning of French for teachers interested in Professional Development in this area.

Online (Language Skills):
  • BBC Ma France self contained video programme
  • The slightly messy
  • Check your pronunciation with Acapela (Don't forget to set the voice to French!)
  • Busuu offers good online interactive lessons (free for the basics only)

Courses (Language and Methodologies):
  • Prepare for the DELF/DALF examination of French Language Proficiency. Read more on how to do so, from New Zealand and at what cost in the following document published by Ruth Bourchier, National Adviser for French. Email Ruth for more details at

  • Learning Languages Waikato Wiki lists a range of implementation courses available for teachers in the Greater Waikato and Gisborne area through request
  • Sign up for the TPDL - New Zealand Teacher Professional Development Programme in Languages Years 7-10 . For further details about this program which caters effectively for the Learning Languages Curriculum Area, email Project Director Wendy Thomson at Wendy can also send you an information sheet upon request.
  • College of Education Learning Languages team University of Canterbury
  • E-Learning in Languages Projet (ELL) Accent Learning Wellington
  • Check the Professional Development section on for regular update on courses.

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