A 5 minute segment on French immersion in Louisiana that aired on LPB, Louisiana, the State We’re In: http://media.lpb.org/LSWI3451_French_Immersion_2_iPod.mp4
Web Sites to reinforce French, for all age levels:
www.educatifs.net Features age appropriate offerings for Maternelle (2-6-year-olds) through Collège (11-15-year-olds). Free games and exercises along with other commercially available educational products.
www.hello-world.com Features directions in English. Contains games, puzzles, songs, flashcards, worksheets and other activities.
www.jeuxdemots.providence.learningtogether.net Features directions in English and French and contains games, word puzzles, songs and an illustrated vocabulary
www.saberfrances.com.ar/games/index.html In English and French. Contains hangman game and word searches organized by themes.
matoumatheux.ac-rennes.fr/accueilniveaux/accueilFrance.htm French only. A math Web site for kids featuring games.
www.professeurphifix.net/index.htm French only. Activities for all subjects and grade levels. Mostly worksheet practices; not interactive.
http://soutien67.free.fr/”http://soutien67.free.fr/ French only. A very high quality and thorough site. Many resources for all grade levels broken down very specifically by grade level and subject; contains cute, child-friendly tutorials along with interactive practice activities and forums.
www.lepointdufle.net/jeux-de-lettres.htm In French. Features games and practice activities for kids; also contains short videos with questions (and an audio-only function with questions). Has links to useful grammar information sheets as well as other information.
www.brainpop.fr/ A French language version of the Brainpop Web site. Contains small informational cartoons about a variety of academic subject areas, followed by interactive quizzes.
www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/french/french.htm In French and English. Contains interactive games and activities as well as practice sheets and flashcards in printer-friendly versions.
www.pepit.be/ French only. Contains interactive games broken down by age and subject areas. Features information useful for adult learners as well.
www.ielanguages.com/french.html In English and French. Contains French tutorials including informal French and slang, French listening resources and more.
www.francaisfacile.com In French. Features interactive grammar quizzes, grammar practice exercises, forums and resource information about grammar, pronunciations and a dictionary.
http://perso.orange.fr/jeux.lulu In French. Interactive games for kids of all ages on many different topics.
http://www.radio-canada.ca/jeunesse/jeux/ In French. A Canadian Web site featuring cute non-educational games in French as well as videos of popular French Canadian cartoons in French (including Smurfs, Babar and many more); also contains child-appropriate news stories with quizzes; mostly for kids 8 and up; however there is a “zone des petits” for younger kids with games containing some educational material.
www.petitestetes.com/enfants/histoires/Histoires-1.htm In French. A site featuring stories read aloud in French with images. Also features French books and support materials for sale.
www.racontine.com/page_les_racontines.html In French. Contains stories with images read aloud, along with texts, for younger kids.
http://www.wismo.ch/ In French. Very nicely illustrated cartoons in French; contains games and printable pictures for coloring; kids can also learn vocabulary.
http://www.mapetitesouris.com/site_educatif_pour%20enfants.html An aggregated site that contains links to many other kids’ Web sites.
http://www.poissonrouge.com/ In French and English. Contains games for different ages and subjects areas along with songs and other activities. Also features a store where you can purchase French books and cds.
http://www.uptoten.com/enfants/uptoten-home.html In French and partially in English. Contains games (educational and non-educational), cartoons, coloring pages and more.
For parents learning French (to keep up with their children):
www.lexiquefle.free.fr/ Games and practice activities for basic vocabulary such as numbers, parts of the body, letters of the alphabet and more; can be useful for any non-native speaker, child or adult.
http://www.imagiers.net/?p=4 Directions for this site are in both French and English; here you can download worksheets, watch short French videos and more. Also contains a section where you can watch short videos such as movie previews and answer questions about what you just watched
http://www.livemocha.com/ Available in English and billed as the “world’s largest online language learning community, offering free and paid online courses in 35 languages.”
www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/experience/index.shtml Available in English (for more advanced learners). Based on a 20 part TV series; contains video clips that include transcripts to read.