The Teacher's Trail

The Teacher’s Trail is the Institut français du Royaume-Uni’s continuing professional development programme for teachers of French in the United-Kingdom. This programme aims at supporting future teachers, newly qualified and qualified teachers of French throughout their teaching career.

Every year, training opportunities are offered online and face to face all over the country.


Primary Teacher Language Upskilling

  • Date: Tuesday 10 September to Tuesday 26 November 2024
  • Location: Online
  • Tutors: Margot Nail and Nora Marouane
  • Objectives: You are currently a professional KS2 level teacher willing to get more confident in teaching French to your pupils while developing your linguistics skills and intercultural knowledge.
  • Learning Approach: Reviewing KS2 Programs and objectives, we designed a training specifically based on reinforcing grammar, phonetic and culture key points to reach your teaching needs and expectations.
  • Resources: The Institut français is providing all the materials designed by our specialists for this training.


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Cultural Enrichment Workshop for Secondary Teachers

  • Date: Part 1 : Wednesday 26 June 2024 from 15:30 to 17:30 / Part 2 : Wednesday 3 July 2024 from 15:30 to 17:30
  • Location: Online
  • Content: This workshop (4h) will provide examples of activities and resources that Secondary Teachers can use in the classroom to help students deepen their cultural knowledge and vocabulary about key aspects of French and Francophone culture, in line with current GCSE and A-Level objectives. This online workshop will be composed of two 2-hour sessions.
  • Eligibility: Secondary School Teachers teaching French. Selected participants will have to follow part 1 (2h) and part 2 (2h) of the workshop.
  • Fees: Training fees are covered by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni.
  • Registration: Fill the application form by Friday 14 June 2024. Selected participants will be contacted mid-June.

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Primary French Teachers – Developing Dictionary Skills in key Stage 2

  • Registration deadline: Monday 23 September 2024
  • Date: Saturday 28 September 2024 – 9:00 – 13:00
  • Location: Institut français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 2DT, London
  • Trainer: Catherine Cheater
  • Language used during the workshop: English
  • Workshop description:The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt… The teaching should…lay the foundations for further foreign language teaching at key stage 3. Pupils should be taught to broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary.

This workshop will explore ways in which dictionary skills can be developed through the Primary French Project materials:

·        developing a sense of chronology through numbers and letters
·        sorting words by alphabetical order
·        knowing the function of all main word types
·        navigating a simple and a more complex bilingual dictionary
·        looking up words to place into a sentence

Participants might wish to bring with them a copy of the bilingual dictionary used in their KS2 classes.


  • Fees: Training fees are covered by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni


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Summer School in France for Primary School Teachers of French

  • Location: Alliance Française de Normandie, Rouen, France
  • Date: Sunday 28 July 2024 to Sunday 4 August 2024
  • Eligibility: Primary School Teachers teaching French
  • Content: General French language group courses will be offered (20h) as well as 2 workshops focused on French phonics. This summer school is intended to help teachers upskill their proficency in the language in order to feel more confident in the classroom. Please note that the course will not cover the pedagogy of teaching French and will not provide any teaching materials or techniques.
  • Fees: Training fees, breakfast, dinner and accommodation in a French host-family are covered by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni. Travel expenses will be incurred by the participant.
  • Registration: Fill the application form and send it to by Friday 15 March 2024.

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S’initier à la méthodologie du français sur objectif spécifique

  • Période : Du lundi 24 juin au vendredi 5 juillet 2024 (23h de formation au total)
  • Format : 16h de formation synchrone (en ligne) et 7h de travail guidé en asynchrone.
  • Formateur : Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie Paris Ile-de-France / Le Français des affaires
  • Langue utilisée durant la formation : Français
  • Eligibilité : Enseignants de français de Départements de langues, de Centres de langues d’universités britanniques, d’Alliances françaises ou d’Instituts français.
  • Contenu de la formation : Programme et contenus disponibles ici.
  • Tarif : L’Institut français du Royaume-Uni prendra en charge les frais de formation des enseignants retenus
  • Date limite de candidature : dimanche 5 mai 2024 à 23h59

Formulaire de candidature

Programme et contenus



Teaching Resources


The European cultural and educational TV channel, including pedagogical resources.

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The French Ministry of Education platform for pedagogical materials.

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CLE International

CLE International
Publishing house specialised in French as a Foreign Language.

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The “Learn” section on Culturethèque provides a wide range of free educational resources for teachers and students of French at all levels. The “Primary French Project” is a part of this section and offers sound-embedded powerpoints. Secondary school resources include subtitles documentaries and accompanying worksheets, in partnership with the INA. Detailed reading notes, grammar and language e-books are also available.

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Didier Editions specialise in textbook publication and sell pedagogical resources in French (French as a Foreign Language books, books for math, biology, physics, and chemistry).

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Hachette FLE

Publishing house which specialises in foreign language teaching.

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An online French film database of over 500 movies exclusively for French educators.

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IFprofs UK officially launched during the Language Show London in mid-October and is now open to all teachers of French across the country. Connect with others, share resources, events, and professional development, all for free! Discover and make the most of this great collaborative platform by joining us.

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Maison des Langues

Publishing house which specialises in foreign language teaching.

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Presse universitaire de Grenoble

Branch of the University of Grenoble publishing house which specialises in textbooks for French as a Foreign Language.

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International French radio RFI provides pedagogical materials on current topics, for advanced students (Level B1-C2). An entertaining and challenging way to keep abreast of international and French events.

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Specialised in French as a native, a second and a foreign language, Samir Éditeur is a literary and educational publishing house for children, teenagers and young adults.

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The French Box

Give your pupils the opportunity to discover more of the French language and culture. With the French Box, you will have the resources at hand to work on various subjects, with authentic and popular French books.

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The Language Magician

The fruit of an Erasmus + funded project involving 10 international partners, The Language Magician is an innovative serious game dedicated to encouraging the learning of languages for children aged 6-9, and providing a fun way of assessing their progression in the language.

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The Primary French Project

The Primary French Project provides free teaching materials that aim to train all who teach French at KS2. Suitable for all practitioners, including those who have no prior knowledge of the language, and also specialist linguists who are new to teaching children in KS2, the materials aim to train the teacher by providing the subject knowledge and classroom methodology that are needed in order to meet the requirements of the Programme of Study for Languages in KS2, as well as transition into KS3.

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International French-language television channel TV5Monde offers interactive exercises based on a wide range of videos. Ready-made worksheets and cultural guidance are also available. The identified levels refer to the CEFR.

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