CPF’s French-second-language (FSL) tools and resources for parents, students, educators, and anyone else seeking assistance are extensive. Whether you’re looking for information on FSL education in Canada, activities to assist your child in his or her studies, or tools to assess and improve your school’s FSL performance, CPF can help point you in the right direction.
Music for all ages (CDs) from the PEI Public Library
PEI Government resource page for read-along books, audio books, graphic novels and more. Suitable for all ages and helpful for students learning to read at home.
10 French Movies for families
Têtes à claques: Funny videos in French (caution – some may be considered offensive)
Toute l’acadie dans un seul clic: This site contains current events, arts and culture, economy, and links to resources of interest to the Acadian community in PEI, NS, NB and NL.
Les Citations: This site has a list of quotes available by author and themes.
Le dictionnaire des citations: 71,000 quotes and French proverbs throughout the world.
Tennesssee Bob’s Famous French links: This Globegate project from the University of Tennessee – Martin contains links in various areas such as: Finding New Francophone sites; Books and Literature; Art, Music, Film and General Culture; History of France and the French-Speaking World; Virtual Francophone Tourism; The French Language; Press, Radio/TV, Telephone; Education in French Speaking Schools; and French Across the Curriculum and in Everyday Life.
Île Branchée: This site is a listing of services created specifically for Acadian and Francophone communities of Prince Edward Island.
Kraft Canada: This is a site for Kraft Canada in French and contains lots of recipes.
Hapax French Resources on the web: Links to a variety of sites useful for learning about French culture and literature – eg. Links to the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay in France.
31 French Movies for All Ages: Christmas Edition
French Verb Conjugation
Verb conjugation by Linguasorb
Verbe du jour
Jeu de l’oie
Bonjour de France
Daily French Lesson and Verb of the Day
Numbers in French 1 to 1000000
Online games for youth
CBC in French at Radio-Canada
BBC World News Service in French
The world famous Paris Match magazine
Coup de coeur francophone
CBC Radio Canada: Radio Canada for the Atlantic Provinces
CBC Radio Canada: French CBC Radio Canada Chaine 2 – music
BURSARIES AND EXCHANGES
DestinationClic is a summer bursary program for francophone students in Grades 8 and 9 who attend a French-as-a-first language school and live outside of Quebec.This program will allow you to improve your French-language skills by doing activities that are tailored to the things you love to do and by meeting other francophones your age from across the country. Participants in Destination Clic are awarded a $2,000 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees, instructional materials, meals, and accommodation. For three weeks, you will dive deep into another part of la francophonie au Canada through classes, workshops, games, visits to fun local attractions, all while meeting new people and making new friends with French speakers from across the country.
Five-Week French-Language Bursary Program — Most expenses are covered! Are you looking for a spring or summer program to learn French? Do you want to discover another region of Canada and meet new people? Go Explore! Explore is a five-week intensive language-immersion program. You can take the program in the spring or summer, whichever you prefer. Participants in Explore receive a $2,200 bursary (taxable income) that covers tuition fees for the programs, instructional materials, meals and accommodations, workshops, and other mandatory activities. Discover another region of Canada while learning French. Enjoy five weeks of learning and adventure, friendship and discovery!
Exchanges Canada helps youth to enhance their knowledge and understanding of Canada while connecting with other young Canadians.
Participants can go almost anywhere in Canada. They can discover a rural area or a city center, a French- or English-speaking community, a province on the other side of the country or an equally exciting place closer to home. Participants develop a sense of Canadian identity and attachment to Canada and its rich diversity. The program aims to involve youth participants from all walks of life, including Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities. The Exchanges Canada program has two components for youth: Youth Exchanges Canada and Youth Forums Canada.
The Fédération de la Jeunesse Canadienne-Française(FJCF) brings the interests of French-speaking youth to Canada and contributes to reaching its full potential. Le Forum jeunesse pancanadien (FJP), Jeunesse Canada au travail (JCT), Parlement jeunesse pancanadien are a few of their programs.
French for the Future(Le français pour l’avenir )hosts the National Ambassador Youth Forum brings together bilingual high school students from across Canada for a week of intense learning with the ultimate goal of creating ambassadors for bilingualism. They discuss the challenges and advantages of speaking both of Canada’s official languages. Other programs include Local Forums, a national essay contest which is open to students in grades 10 to 12 across Canada, and other programs.
Odyssey is an opportunity to dive into another language and culture while discovering your own; travel and explore Canada; Come and get a bilingual, professional experience while being paid. Under the supervision of a teacher, you will use games and other activities on a daily basis to motivate students to learn more about French as a second language. You will be able to share your culture from your experience. You will also showcase the linguistic peculiarities of your region through the arts, music, stories, local expressions, and humor and will make a difference in the lives of young people. In the end, you will have allowed students to deepen their knowledge of Canada and cultivate a passion for language learning while having fun! Become a model to which young people can relate; join Odyssey!
Canada’s leader in educational youth experiences. Experiences Canada is a national charitable organization that has been providing educational exchanges, trips, and forums for Canadian youth for 80 years. Over 370,000 youth have benefited from our programming.
Young Canada Works(YCW) offers a variety of summer job and internship programs to job seekers and employers.
Access resources and participate in the development of Canada’s first-ever youth policy. Shaping the future of young Canadians!
The following links are provided as a service to the public. Canadian Parents for French PEI is not responsible for their content, and it does not necessarily reflect the views of CPF PEI. Note that only sites of federal institutions in Canada are subject to the Official Languages Act.
Support and Information/ Resources for parents
www.cpf.ca Canadian Parents for French
www.pei.cpf.ca Canadian Parents for French PEI
CPF was founded in 1977 by parents who wanted to ensure that children would have the opportunity to become bilingual in the Canadian school system. You will find resources, games and activities for your child and links to other CPF websites nationwide on the National CPF website.
www.caslt.org The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) is a not-for-profit professional association dedicated to promoting the advancement of second language teaching and learning.
www.gov.pe.ca/eecd/index.php3?number=1026202&lang=E Curriculum guides by grade level.
Resource Referral Service
www.noslangues-ourlanguages.gc.ca/index-eng.php Language portal of Canada
www.virtualreferencelibrary.ca (English) Instant chat service (texting)/live bilingual librarian
www.bibliovirtuelle.ca (Français) Instant chat service (texting)/live bilingual librarian
French Search Engines
Online Homework Help
www.bonpatron.com – Online grammar checker. Targets typical errors made by second-language learners of French. No human interaction, only software interaction.
www.brainmass.com – Help with grammar, post a problem, online TAs.
www.cyberpapy.com – A free homework help service: students post questions in forums and can browse previously asked questions. The website is in French.