Events and Resources for Teachers of French with the Institut francais


26 November is the Journée Internationale des Professeurs de français, the perfect occasion to say thank you to all the ambassadors of the French language!

As part of this celebration, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni and its education partners are organising multiple online events around the topic “New links, new practices: projects for tomorrow”, free and open to all teachers of French in the UK.
▶️ Check out our French Teachers Day Programme.

From 30 November to 5 December follow our French schools in the UK’s activities during the Semaine des Lycées français dans le monde around the topic “Citizens of all genders, for equality and solidarity: French education to face tomorrow’s challenges”.

Scroll down for more opportunities and resources available for schools and teachers of French in the UK.


French Network & Teachers of French

French Teachers Day with the Institut français

28 Nov - 9.30am-3pm


Whether you teach French in a primary or secondary school, at university or a language centre, join us online for a full day of CPD workshops with some of today’s best presenters in the field of MFL teaching.

▶️ Sign up for free

Primary French in Newcastle

26 Nov


As part of the Newcastle City of Languages initiative, the Institut français in partnership with Alliance Française de Newcastle, offers an afternoon of inspiring workshops to support primary school teachers with sessions by Catherine Cheater and Nathalie Paris.

▶️ Sign up here

Jour du Prof with Alliance Française de York

26 Nov


Alliance Française de York's President Suzi Bewell will be hosting a free Jour du Prof webinar on how to integrate the diversity of French cultures worldwide into your French teaching classroom. Don't miss this great opportunity!

▶️ Sign up here

French Schools Week

30 Nov - 5 Dec


This 4th Semaine des lycées français du monde promotes the excellence of French education abroad and the values of diversity and solidarity within the extensive network of French schools in more than 130 countries. To follow this year’s celebrations and find out more about the registration for the 2021/2022 academic year, visit our website and follow #SemaineLFM on social media.

▶️ Find out more


Events and Workshops

16 Sunrises + Q&A

Online Screening

28 Nov - 2pm


450 kilometres from Earth, a dialogue is woven between the astronaut Thomas Pesquet and the visionary work of Saint-Exupéry in a documentary by Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff. Join the live screening followed by a Q&A on 28 Nov or stream the film for free until the end of 2020 on the IF Cinema platform.

▶️ Watch it for free

Cat in re (Boots)

Online Theatre Show

Ages 5 - 11


No need to introduce Charles Perrault’s Puss in Boots! A cunning joker and a thief, the malicious cat is one of the children and grown-ups most beloved (anti)heroes! But who is he really? Exchange Theatre brings you a fantastic retelling of the story of the master trickster cat in a hilarious show! £100 for 1 screening link for 1 classroom.

▶️ Contact us for more info and booking

School Activities

Online Workshops

Ages 5 - 18


Offer your pupils the opportunity to get a cultural workshop in French from the comfort of your classroom. £50 for 1 group of 10 pupils max at school or at home

▶️ Contact us
▶️ Check our full offer


Resources for Teachers

HE French Teachers' Toolbox


French teachers at the University of Durham, with the support of the Institut français, are launching a toolkit for the creative teaching of French at university. This toolkit aims to develop French creative writing and promote teaching creativity in higher education. It contains educational resources, such as lesson sequences, writing activities, interviews with writers and translators, readings, etc.

▶️ Available on IFprofs UK from 26 November.

The European Film Factory


The European Film Factory is a new platform including comprehensive educational kits that allow your pupils to explore and gain a better understanding of milestones in the history of European cinema. Easy to use & interactive it facilitates work online between teachers and pupils and can be used both for cinema education and language learning.

▶️ Find out more

The French Box


Give your pupils the opportunity to discover more of the French language and culture with a French Box designed for every level of French from Year 1 to Year 10 and comprising a variety of novels, comics, non-fiction books, DVDs and board games.

▶️ Find out more

Culturethèque, Free Digital Library


You are just a click away from a treasure trove of French resources. Our free digital library Culturethèque includes books, magazines, podcasts, videos and resources for French teachers and learners.

▶️ Register online for free
▶️ Visit Culturethèque