French is a great second language for English speaking children. It’s Latin based, so it’s relatively easy for kids to pick up!
There are a lot of websites that promise to teach French easily, but which are the best? We’ve created a list of the best French learning websites for kids below.
- DinoLingo: DinoLingo uses the total immersion method with fun, animated characters. The videos keep kids entertained, but they’re immersed in the French language right away. DinoLingo will capture their attention, use repetition, and quiz them so they’ll be encouraged and excited to speak the new language almost immediately. (Subscription: $119 annual fee – $9.99 per month)
- Muzzy BBC: Muzzy BBC is designed for young children by the BBC. Their videos follow an animated character called Muzzy and her friends. They also use the repetition method. (Subscription: $99 annual fee – $8.25 per month)
- Little Pim: Little Pim is for young kids ages 0-6. It was created by moms, teachers, and scientists to ensure your children will learn French effectively. They have five minute animated and live-action videos that you can watch with them. (Subscription: $9.99 a month or $109.99 annual fee – $9.99 per month)
- DuoLingo: DuoLingo is free and for older children. It feels like a game to kids, but it’s more than that. Each challenge is actually a new skill. It keeps students competitive because they can lose lives and earn points. The site also created an app for younger kids to use on the go. (DuoLingo Plus: $6.99 per month for ad-free lessons and offline Access)
- Time4Learning: This is a creation by Rosetta Stone to appeal to younger generations. Time4Learning has four different curricula to choose from: preschool, elementary, middle, or high school. These are made up of five levels. Each level has four units. So, kids will be sure to learn a lot about the French language. (Members only: $59.95 for 6 months)
- Babbel: Babbel is not designed specifically for kids, but older children could get a lot out of it. They put users into realistic dialogue situations and also try and learn the user’s specific interests to make learning French a more enjoyable task. (Subscription: $83.40 a year or $12.95 per month)
- YouTube Kids: YouTube recently created an app that can also be used on your computer just for kids. It sensors adult content out of its algorithm, so you can be sure your child is not exposed to mature material. Hundreds of teachers, tutors, and vloggers post videos about the French language and target them towards a younger audience. We recommend these videos as supplementary resources.