Please note, a second language is not a required subject until Grade 5.
Learning Commons Resources
We have a wide variety of books, curriculum and CDs that cover this topic.
- Slangman Kids learn French through fairy tales : Cinderella (Series)
- Le Francais Facile! –The Easy French
- Teach me French
- Spanish I, Grades K – 5
Use the following keywords to search for resources:
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Log in to BrainPOP https://www.brainpop.com/ for the videos available for Gr. 3-8. For the French site: https://fr.brainpop.com/ ; for the Spanish site: https://esp.brainpop.com/ ; also https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/hispanicheritage/.
Go to the BrainPOP Educators site https://educators.brainpop.com/ (no login required) which has the option to choose BC curriculum standards.
In BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. you will find short animated movies, to creatively engage students in learning. (Gr. K-8) Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.
Log in to Discovery Education Canada at http://www.discoveryeducation.ca/Canada/ and search for world languages topics. For grades 3-5, there will be topics such as Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese and Spanish.
Discovery Education Streaming Plus offers students award-winning digital or multimedia content. (K-12 content) Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.
Log in to Enchanted Learning http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ and the languages link: http://members.enchantedlearning.com/languages/ for learning activities in French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch, Swedish and Russian.
Enchanted Learning produces educational materials, which emphasize creativity and joy in learning. Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.
Enchanted Learning produces educational materials, mostly for Gr. K-3, which emphasize creativity and joy in learning. Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.
The ERAC K-12 Resource Collection https://k12.bcerac.ca/ will show recommended book lists for French under the grade you choose. This site will also give you ideas of books to search for in the OverDrive library or your local public library.
The ERAC K-12 Resource Collection (ERAC = Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium) identifies and evaluates learning resources from the Ministry of Education perspective. Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.
First log in to Learn360 https://learn360.infobase.com/p_Home.aspx before you choose a topic or “click” on a link. Once in Learn360 select World Languages, then filter for the appropriate grade range. The languages with videos available are Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Sign Language and Spanish.
Learn360 is a media-on-demand service or digital video library for Gr. K-12, with digital, audio and other support materials. Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.
Log in to SAS® Curriculum Pathways https://www.curriculumpathways.com/portal/ for resources in Spanish.
SAS® Curriculum Pathways provides interactive tools, resources, and apps for grades K-12. Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.