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Evansdale Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

Dual Language Immersion Parent Resources

Dual Language Immersion Parent Resources

The resources below may be helpful to encourage the student’s use of French outside of school and assist in the development of certain core elements of French. However, Evansdale does not require students to perform homework in French unless specifically assigned by the student’s teacher.

            We suggest using the browser Google Chrome and using the “translate to English” function when you right click while on the page to help navigate on websites that are in French. The sites listed below and games are suggestions and we would love to hear your feedback by emailing your student’s homeroom or French teacher about which resources you find helpful and those that the students do not particularly care to use. If you know of another resource that you have found helpful, please send it to your teacher as well.   




1.     French counting song 1-10: a nice counting song for the whole family to learn.

2.     French Numbers: This site may be helpful when the child is learning to count in French.

First Grade:

1.    Math website from France that covers most all subjects, but there is no audio. 

2.     Math computer games for grades 1 and 2 that speak in French with French written instructions.

Second Grade:



1.     Months of the Year. Video of a song on YouTube.

2.     Fruits - Pronunciation and games.

3.     Science computer game. – You will need to be able to read instructions in French.

4.     Science educational videos in French. The animated series Joe says you ... science! Proposes to provide accurate knowledge to children on technical and natural phenomena: radio, television, internet, volcanoes, wind, etc. An animated series that answers questions that children ask their technological and natural environment.



1.      French Alphabet – Place the mouse on the letter and hear authentic French pronunciation of the letter of the alphabet.

2.     Lasouris reading activities where students may listen and read French stories. There are also downloadable books in French. 


Translation assistance:

            If you would like to have text read aloud in French, visit At the website you select a language and a speaking voice, then insert the text to be read aloud. This may be helpful with story books or instructions in French.


General Resources:

1.      Monde des Titounis – Similar to America’s PBS Kids – this site includes videos using French audio and French text covering basic subjects such the alphabet, colors, numbers and nursery rhymes. Here are some direct links to particular videos of interest:

a.     Alphabet

b.     Numbers 1-5

c.      Numbers 1-10

d.     Numbers 1-12

e.     Colors

f.       Fruits and Pomme de reinette et pomme d'api


2.     Muzzy French Unit 1 : The acclaimed MUZZY language learning courses created by the British Broadcasting Corporation target every child's "growing mind of opportunity" years to learn a second or even a third language. Loveable Muzzy and his fun friends will guide your child on the journey to learning a new language naturally and without effort. The BBC's reputation as a teacher of languages is unparalleled, and their reach is substantial. MUZZY is the most popular language learning program ever created for children. MUZZY has been used in national curriculum (for example, in Canada and France), in progressive public and private schools from Thailand to Turkey and in homes from the U.S. and U.K. to Mexico and China.


3.     YouTube – there are several channels on YouTube which you can “subscribe” to that are French learning programs for children. Some examples are:

a.     Didou dessine-moi

b.     Comptines et chansons

c.      Caroline et ses amis

d.     Saturnin



1.     French Audio Dictionary from is a French audio dictionary containing more than 2,000 entries, each with a French word or expression, sound file, English translation, and links to additional or related information. 

2.     The Usborne Picture Dictionary – in French. French dictionary with sound files of individual common French words. You may also purchase the hard bound book new or used on eBay.


Computer Games on the internet:

1.     Chez Mimi - Join the residents of Chez Mimi who have some great games for you to play to help improve your knowledge of French. Play the games, collect the tokens and see if you can make it into the Chez Mimi Top Ten. Bonne Chance! The game is based on the Channel 4 television series Chez Mimi. The game concentrates on key areas such as family relationships, food, weather, colors and clothing.

2.     French games for Kindergarten level alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes from the Literacy Center Education Network. The LiteracyCenter.Net was originally designed with a U.S. Department of Education Small Business Innovation Research contract. The Literacy Center Education Network (LCEN) became a 501 (c) 3 organization in 2004. Since that time, the LiteracyCenter.Net has served more than 150 million free online games and printable activities to children in 220 countries.

3.       Games for Language. Practice games for the French “r” sound, vowels and accents, numbers 21 and beyond, and French question words. 

4.     GCompris – downloadable educational software which offers different activities to children from 2 to 10 years. It works on Macs, Windows and Linux operating systems. You can download the program in English or your first language, then set the program to run in French for your student. The program includes 

a.     computer discovery: keyboard, mouse, different mouse gestures, ...

b.     arithmetic: table memory, enumeration, double entry table, mirror image, ...

c.      science: the canal lock, the water cycle, the submarine, electric simulation ...

d.     geography: place the country on the map

e.     games: chess, memory, connect 4, oware, sudoku ...

f.       reading: reading practice

g.      other learning experiences such as telling time, puzzle of famous paintings, vector drawing, cartoon making.


App for Windows 8 or Windows 10:

1.     Learn French Memory Game – Learn French Language published by Zeemish – Audio Pronunciation in French with words written in English and French. Free version includes alphabet, vowels, numbers, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, body parts, fruits and vegetables, colors, family members, personalities, clothing, professions, shops and places, 100 most common French words, and 3 vocabulary sets with quizzes. More options are available by upgrading for $0.99. You need to install the French language package for Windows to activate the appropriate French pronunciation.   


App for Apple products:

            Gus on the Go: French for Kids: Join Gus, the friendly owl, as he travels around the world and explore languages from every corner of the globe with Gus on the Go! Featuring adorable animations and fun exercises, your child can learn basic vocabulary concepts with interactive visual and auditory lessons on numbers, colors, shapes and more. $3.99 at the Apple App store.


Cultural Resources:

1.     Alliance Francaise d’Atlanta: Alliance Française d'Atlanta is the French-American cultural center serving the Atlanta community as the premiere provider of French language and culture since 1912.


2.     France-Atlanta: Created in 2010 by the French Consulate General and the Georgia Institute of Technology, “France-Atlanta: Together towards Innovation” is a series of events centered on innovation and designed to foster cooperation between France and the U.S. Southeast in the scientific, business, cultural, and humanitarian domains.


3.     French-American Chamber of Commerce - Atlanta: Since 1985, the French American Chamber of Commerce-Atlanta Chapter is committed to the promotion and facilitation of business relations between France and the Southeast region of the USA. Through the efforts of its members, the FACC also develops and improves their economic, commercial and financial relations.