French

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

Curriculum

Victorian Curriculum French 

Contains information and resources to support implementation of Victorian Curriculum French including the Rationale and Aims, Structure, Scope and Sequence and Resources which provide links to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 Resources and Support and Curriculum Planning Resources. For more information, see: Victorian Curriculum French 

Key contacts

Pedagogy

Approaches to languages education

For information about the types of languages programs in Victorian schools, see:   Approaches to languages education

AIM Language Learning

For information about the Accelerative Integrated Methodology, a gesture approach to language learning, see: AIM Language Learning Australia and New Zealand

Events for students

Year 10 French Immersion Day

Perfect for Year 10 students who would like to boost their confidence before the end of the year.

What: General revision and conversation

Where: Alliance Française de Melbourne. 51 Grey Street, St Kilda.
When: Sunday 3 December 2017, 10.00am - 4.30pm
How much: $170 / $162 for AFM members or students (French-style buffet lunch included.

A full subsidy is available for a limited number of students from government schools to participate in this activity. Applications close Friday 17 November 2017.

Year 10 French Immersion Day application form (pdf - 702.87kb)
Year 10 French Immersion Day application form (doc - 106kb)

For more information see: Year 10 French Immersion Day (pdf - 504.5kb)

Online resources

Languages Online

Developed by the State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Development), Languages Online offers free interactive resources for Languages teachers and students. For more information, see: Languages Online

Research Unit for Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (RUMACCC)

Petit Poussin va se promener (Chicken Little), the first in a series of free and downloadable early readers in French and other languages. For more information, see:

Ecoutez Bien

Online listening activities for VCE students. See: Ecoutez Bien

TiVi5 Monde Plus

Televised French language programming for children from 3 years of age. See: TiVi5 Monde Plus

La Maternelle de Moustache

Free downloadable worksheets for pre-school and primary school students learning French. For more information, see: La Maternelle de Moustache

Language and culture

SHARED HISTOIRES Mémoires Héritées, Histoires Partagées

As part of the commemoration of the First World War, secondary schools in France, New Zealand and Australia are invited to engage in collaborative projects on WW1. For more information, see: SHARED HISTOIRES Mémoires Héritées, Histoires Partagées

Berthe Mouchette poetry competion

A French poetry competition for Year 3 to Year 12 students. For more information see: Berthe Mouchette Poetry Competition 

Melbourne French Theatre

Interactive French theatre performances suitable for primary and secondary students. For more information, see: Melbourne French Theatre

Educational kits

Francophone migration

A resource for teachers and students of French based on the Immigration Museum of Melbourne’s exhibits. See: Immigration Museum -‘Vers de nouveaux rivages: Un kit pédagogique pour les années 5 à 10’

Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours

Based on the Immigration Museum permanent exhibition Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours the resources offer students from year 10-12 and teachers the opportunity to explore the Museum collections of objects and stories about identity through the French language. See: Immigration Museum – ‘Question d’identité: ressources pédagogique pour les années 10 à 12’

NGV collection and resources

An extensive collection of permanent and temporary art exhibitions, see: NGV - Collections and resources

ACMI - education and language programs

Opportunity for students of French to explore language through film. For more information, see: ACMI - online learning

Get advice

For queries relating to French language education, contact: languages.query@edumail.vic.gov.au    ​