FI Resources

Immersing in the French language as a beginner can be challenging. We hope the following recommendations help you and your child in this language journey. If you have suggestions that have worked well, please share them with us by emailing them to BrantfordPAC@gmail.com.

Books

Lecture Enfant – Online reading subscription offered by school.

  • Username and Password provided by your child’s teacher.

Je lis, je lis, littératie! – Online reading subscription offered by school.

  • Username and Password provided by your child’s teacher.

Other Reading Options:

Boukili – Free access to hundreds of books (with read-along options), games and quizzes.

Facile à lire – This series gradually introduces new sounds to early readers. Limited books from the first edition of this series are available at BPL.

Music

Counting 1-20 by Alain le Lait

Days of the Week / Les jours de la semaine by Alain le Lait

Charlotte Diamond (favourites include Je suis une pizza + La belle pieuvre)

Will’s Jams (favourites include En haut, en bas)

Parent resources

Canadian Parents for French (CPF) Membership

  • A CPF Membership (NOW FREE!) provides French Second Language students, caregivers, and educators exclusive access to member-only virtual and in-person programs, events, workshops, discounts, resources, contests, opportunities to win scholarships + bursaries, member e-newsletters and much more.

Linguee – A French translator

Free French Alphabet Sounds Course for parents/guardians

Why having a PAC CPF Representative is important

To qualify for funding from the CPF, our school must have an active CPF representative who will act as a liaison between our school and our local chapter of CPF. Funding from CPF includes:

  • A Literary Incentive provided by the CPF that allows the purchase of three subscriptions to the Max Book Club each year for our library. It also enables all families at the school to qualify for the reduced Group Subscription rate.
  • A CPF Burnaby French Teacher Resource Grant that provides up to $250 for new resources that improve French language teaching in our school.
  • An Art Performance Grant that covers up to $500 of a French performance.

Thank you for supporting us!