This list includes ideas for supplements for grammar in French so you can provide your student with many of the same language exposure and practice that bilingual speakers are exposed to in both languages – learning grammar is an important part of learning a language.If you are using a French curriculum that does not teach grammar explicitly, you might wish to supplement grammar to try to make faster progress.
Including these supplements can give your child a much more authentic and meaningful language experience. Add Songs or rhymes, Audio or video from native speakers, Conversation, Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Games, Crafts, Self-review, Fun/ Student Choice, Grammar, and AP study supplements. Finally, once your child is ready, try out the French Cross-Curricular Subjects and Other Fun Stuff
FRENCH SUPPLEMENTS FOR GRAMMAR
Verbito will conjugate the infinite of verbs that you enter, and it will also create worksheets with verb exercises. The languages available for conjugation and worksheets are German, Spanish, and French. Italian is available for conjugation, but not worksheets. Free.
Les Monde des Langues is a YouTube Channel that talks a lot about language concepts in French.
Alain Le Lait songs to teach verb conjugations to beginners. The videos on YouTube are great. We also bought the audio from Amazon (I think it’s free if you have music unlimited subscription).
Le Conjugueur is a website that helps find exact verb conjugations. The student enters the infinite and the website shows all conjugations of the verb.
Speak the grammar aloud
Speak the grammar aloud as you act it out. A partner helps a lot, but when you don’t have one, use your imagination.
Busuu is a website or app. There are grammar units, McGraw-Hill level completion certificates, a vocabulary trainer, and conversations with native speakers available. Free to register and do some lessons. Available in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, Russian, and Arabic.
Duolingo is free, but you can purchase a subscription. Duolingo is a weaker choice for adding grammar, but could be appropriate depending on your child and the main curriculum you’re using.
The Ielanguages.com website has free online lessons, plus many links and recommendations. There are links for “realia” in the foreign language, such as ticket stubs, signs, and receipts. There are also grammar tutorials and audio, some of which is spontaneous and unscripted from native speakers. You can purchase e-book courses for some languages. The courses vary by languages. The website says, “The most popular courses, such as French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Swedish, include interactive exercises and audio recordings created by native speakers.”
Babbel. This is a program available via website or app. It feels less repetitive to me than Memrise or Duolingo. It gives explicit grammar instruction for the beginner level. Available in German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Dutch, Polish, Indonesian, Russian, Danish, Norwegian, but the amount of lessons per language varies. It costs $12.95 per month, per language, at the time of this writing, and you can get discounts if you pay for multiple months at a time. There is enough out there for free that I have not tried this app.
English Grammar for Students of French: The Study Guide for Those Learning French, Seventh edition (O&H Study Guides) (English and French Edition)
English Grammar For Students of French
Add a French Grammar book
There are multiple levels and variations in the Practice Makes Perfect books.