Homework Help

Homework Help 2017-05-29T20:47:52-04:00

From kindergarten to postgraduate studies, CPF has tools and activities for youth and students in Canada currently studying French as a second language!


NOTE: The resources listed here do not necessarily reflect CPF’s views or opinions. CPF is not responsible for the content of any of the websites/resources and does not endorse the provider of the website or any products it offers. N.B. some websites are available in French only.


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WEBSITES & APPS

The Language Portal of Canada offers an abundance of free educational resources, educational materials, training organizations and information that enhances second official language teaching and learning in Canada. Click here specifically for an extensive list of FSL resources.

FRANCOLAB is a free web platform aimed at teaching the French language. Designed for students wishing to perfect their French, and for their teachers, it offers audiovisual content on a variety of themes, quiz games, Canadian television programs on cultural and social topics, and educational fact sheets developed by professionals for in-class and at-home use.

Historica Canada has an online encyclopaedia available in French and English. The popular Heritage Minutes | Minutes de patrimoine are also available on this site.

Allô Prof is a website from Quebec that provides useful homework tools, including a large French virtual library and online discussion forums.

IDÉLLO is a Canadian multilevel digital platform that offers educators, students and parents thousands of rich, up-to-date educational resources in French. Many are available for free, some require a paid subscription.

Le rêve de Champlain Learn more about the famous explorer through games, aps and videos on TFO’s interactive website.

Dans l’air du temps Learn about popular French-Canadian music over the decades with Francolab’s interactive website and educational fact sheets

La Charte pour les enfants: French versions of the 14 books in The Charter for Children series which introduces children to the basic principles of The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The Altas of Canada is available online in both French and English.

Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec
is Quebec’s provincial library website.

The University of Calgary Centre français has compiled a list of French links on a variety of topics that can be utilized for homework and research projects.

Branché en Immersion Plugged in is a resource website for the French Immersion program, from School District #61 in Victoria British Columbia.

1 jour 1 actu is an engaging and comprehensive current events website from France for kids and teachers

Tex’s French Grammar (la grammaire de l’absurde), a pedagogical grammar reference that combines explanations with surreal dialogues and cartoon images.

La Dictée P.G.L. Offers online dictées for Grades 1-8 and other resources

BrainPOP Animated educational site for kids from France

C’est pas sorcier Engaging science show for kids from France

Practice your French with fun language apps like Duolingo or Babbel

Écrire en cursive Free app that allows users to practice their cursive writing skills in French!

Library and Archives Canada provides links to many online resources for research.

Mathforum has a section for students, where they can find help with math. There is a special link on this website for Non-English Math Resources.

The BBC – Languages – French site provides interesting links and articles about about the learning French language.

Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that now offers many free online courses in French.

Projet Voltaire is a website from France featuring online spelling and grammar tests, tips and tricks to improve written French

La Francomobile An engaging and motivating game-based way for kids aged 7 to 12 to learn French the fun way!

DICTIONARIES & GRAMMAR HELP

Le grand dictionnaire terminologique is an online dictionary produced by the government of Quebec. This webpage also includes other helpful French language links.

Questions d’habitude from Manitoba’s Direction des ressources éducatives françaises is fantastic (and funny) video series help fix fossilized French errors!

Consult the online versions of Larousse dictionaries.

Bescherelle is also available online and offers dictées and grammar games as well as conjugator tools.

BonPatron is an online French grammar corrector. Students who need to verify the grammar of their homework can simply copy/paste typed French text at BonPatron for quick correction.

Le dictionnaire multifunction is TV5 monde’s free online dictionary. It’s functions include a French-English dictionary, definitions, synonyms, usage, and verb conjugations.

Le Point du FLE is a web-based French language educational activities website. It includes a variety of online learning tools, as well as exercises to print and download.

Lawless French Free French lessons and language tools including verb conjugations and bilingual articles

Antidote is a sophisticated purchased software that includes an advanced grammar checker with smart filters, a rich collection of dictionaries, and a set of interactive language guides. Seamlessly integrated with major word processors and email programs, Antidote’s tools are available instantaneously right from your text.

MEDIA

Radio-Canada is Canada’s national French public broadcaster. Follow ICI Colombie‑Britannique–Yukon on its Facebook & Twitter  accounts for the latest local and regional news.

Check out the various French Language media outlets online on our Francophone Cultural Resources page (scroll to the bottom). Watching television and reading newspapers and magazines in French are great ways to stay informed about the Francophone community in Canada and around the World, to learn about Francophone culture and to practice and use your French skills from the comfort of home.

DOWNLOADABLES

The Legislative Assembly of BC has developed a series of bilingual (French / English) educational resources. These include things activity sheets, poster and games, which are all available to download.

The Vancouver Aquarium offers educational resources such as lesson plans, quizzes and colouring sheets in French.

The Rick Hansen School Program offers resources for administrators, teachers and students in French.

The BC Dairy Foundation has created a number of activity books about food and nutrition that are available in French and can be downloaded directly from their website.

Le Point du FLE is a web-based French language educational activities website. It includes a variety of online learning tools, as well as exercises to print and download.

SEARCH ENGINES

In addition to Google.ca search using the French option, there are other ways to search for online information available in French. Doing so is helpful when looking for websites and resources in the French language to use for homework and research projects. N.B. all these search engines are available in French only.

TRANSLATION

Google Translator Toolkit Translator Toolkit is an online editor that lets you modify and collaborate on translations generated by Google Translate. (Google account required for access).

Linguee is an online translation tool combining an editorial dictionary and a search engine with which you can search billions of bilingual texts for words and expressions.

MOSAIC is a leading Canadian language-services agency specializing in interpretation, translation, foreign-language consultation, videoconferencing and more.

The Society of Translator and Interpreters of British Columbia is an organization of the province’s translators and interpreters, their website includes a directory of their members that provide translation services.

FUN LANGUAGE SITES

Flaunt your Frenchness encourages you to celebrate all that is French – whether it’s the language, fashion, cheese, that special “joie de vivre,” or simply your passion for the Montreal Canadiens. Created by Société Francophone de Maillardville.

Radio Canada has a kids fun page, “La zone jeunesse”, with access to online games, and entertainment news, as well as information about their TV programs for children. This site is only available in French.

CPF Manitoba’s French for Life website offers fun resources for kids and great information for students, parents, teachers and administrators.

CPF Ontario’s French Street is a database of resources to enhance the curriculum and inspire students to learn French in an interactive and engaging way

Poutine, SVP is a project coordinated by CPF Québec, offering daily tips, activities & more to help you perfect your French.

About.com’s French Language page contains a list of links to online French language learning, as well as links to forums and blogs about French language and culture.

French Music Blog is a site that provides a good introduction (in English) to the current French pop music scene.

French music videos is a growing collection of music videos by French-speaking artists.

OffQc | Québécois French Guide is an entertaining blog about learning the French language of Quebec and French Canada, through music, listening exercises and vocabulary lessons.

L’envolerie has a series of fun online activities in French for kids.

FSL Activities with M. Renaud
was created by a French Immersion teacher in Victoria for students. It has links, activities, French game print-outs and much more.

French Tongue Twisters can provide hours of fun with its list of over 175 sentences (virelangues) that are difficult to utter for even the most experienced linguist.

Ludo Chess is a place to play chess and other chess like games online, in both French and English.

Momes.net is a kid-centric website in French that has all sorts of fun links, from interesting articles on a variety of subjects, French culture and pop-culture for kids entertainment information, games and even access to French crossword puzzles. This site is only available French.

Polar FLE is a unique way to learn and practice French with a Murder Mystery story. Read about the murder, find out about the suspects and solve the crime. The site offers four different levels of difficulty.

The official websites for Asterix and Tintin, include activity pages for fans and those who want to discover these classic French language comic book series.

Other Resources