French

French language resources

Events for Students

Language Immersion days - Year 10 and VCE

The Alliance Francaise is holding a number of language immersion days. Government students can apply for a 100% subsidy to attend these days. Apply directly to the Alliance.

For more information, see: Immersion Days and Camps

Teacher professional learning

Diplôme Elémentaire de Langue Française (DELF) - Preparation Course

The Alliance Française is running a Diplôme Elémentaire de Langue Française (DELF) preparation course in terms 1 and 2, 2020 for practising government school teachers.

The DELF is an internationally recognised French Ministry of Education diploma which is designed to assess the communicative skills of a candidate in a real situation, using authentic documents to evaluate skills rather than linguistic and formal grammatical knowledge.

The course is designed for primary and secondary school teachers and takes place out of school hours.

Improve your French and gain an internationally recognised qualification!

The cost of this course will covered by the Department for eligible government school teachers by application.

For more information, and to download the application form see DELF course

Applications forms must be emailed to Margaux Josse: headteacher1@afmelbourne.com.au

When: Applications close on 16 December 2019
Cost: Free for eligible government school teachers, by application

Alliance Française Immersion Day for French Teachers

The Alliance Française is running professional learning immersion days on 20 and 21 January for primary and secondary teachers, supported by the Department.

Teachers will participate in targeted sessions which will enable them to speak French, share practices and collaborate using engaging activities and resources for the French language classroom.

See Alliance Française for more information, and to download the application form.

When: 20 and 21 January 2020
Cost: Free for government school teachers
Applications close: Wednesday 11 December 2019.

Applications forms must be emailed to Margaux Josse: headteacher1@afmelbourne.com.au

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 .

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.

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.

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 competition

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.

Key contacts

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