Once your child is ready, try out the French Cross-Curricular Subjects and Other Fun Stuff. Your child might be ready very early on. Watching other kids speak a different language and have fun can help motivate children to want to learn a foreign language. There’s no need to watch any longer than a child is interested.
FRENCH CROSS-CURRICULAR SUBJECTS AND OTHER FUN STUFF
National Geographic is published in many different languages. From the USA website you can select the country you would like. At the time of this writing it’s a dropdown menu in the top right corner of the website.
A very popular lifestyle magazine that has been around for many years. You can find Elle magazine in many languages. I will list some of them here. If you don’t see the language listed here, try an internet search for it. Elle Magazine in French.
Madmoizelle.com is a website and a YouTube channel aimed at women. It covers very girly topics like fashion, beauty tutorials, hair tutorials, but also covers books, cooking, and video games. Great for learning about culture.
GUGGENHEIM BILBAO App. Available for Apple devices. You can take a virtual visit to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. There are photos of the exhibits, an interactive floorplan, and a history of the museum.
“Free-to-Air” TV. You buy and install the satellite and receiver setup. After that, you can tune in to many foreign language channels broadcast from other countries. There is no monthly fee.
Here is an explanation: It Still Works.
The FTA List website has many tv channels, radio channels and podcasts produced by native speakers, for native speakers. You can search by language. Galaxy 19
and Galaxy 3c are two major channels. You can watch some of the channels via the internet.
Seb la Frite. A YouTube channel that discusses popular music, including American rap music, so yes, there is cursing. The pace is slow and there are written words flashed on the screen, making it a little easier for getting started with listening to YouTubers. https://www.youtube.com/user/SeblaFriteOfficiel
This website has planned activities where students use websites from other countries to explore Baroque art. There are four levels. Level A is designed for younger students. French, Italian, and Spanish.
Primum Non Nocere. This is channel that discusses medical topics in French, in an entertaining way. Most of the videos are about 10 minutes long. If you’ve got a high schooler who is interested in biology or medicine, it’s fantastic. There are some curse words and some more adult topics, so be aware and decide when your child is ready. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9BnGZLT4iPaJtDOXYwQuHQ/
AtoZMapsOnline has historical maps, written in other languages. I’m able to access the website for free by logging in with my library card information. Check your own local library to see if they have a library membership.
These are two elementary school boys who have an extremely popular YouTube channel. They play around and do fun kid stuff, and it’s very cute. They open toys sometimes, which will probably make your children beg you for the same toys. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzYC9ss2P77Ry2LzIDL5Xsw
This is a typical entertainment show. Meant for high school to adult, check content to be sure your child is ready. There are a lot of pop culture references, which makes it confusing but culturally educational.
People (sometimes Americans) react to various cultural things from other countries, such as food, music, and YouTube channels. You might have seen similar channels done in English, showing stuff like Irish or Korean people reacting to American food or beer. This is the French version. This is an easier intro to watching native speakers because there are subtitles in French while the Americans speak in English. There is cursing, in English and probably also in French. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC14yqBsmpY5DT4tL1DNfg6w