Educational / Bilingual websites
Local Websites of interest
The Poitou-Charentes Journal - all the local news and views
Living Poitou-Charentes - your local glossy magazine celebrating the region
Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc. is a fully integrated and dynamic literacy programme. The structure is firmly based in synthetic phonics and this programme used across the Accents curriculum, particularly with our younger students just learning to read and write.
Bilingual Education Exchange - based in the Dordogne, Dept 24, BEE offers a wide range of bilingual activities to both English and French speakers.
Notes from the OPOL family - blog by Suzanne Barron Hauwaert about bringing up a bilingual family in France. Suzanne is a regular speaker at Accents events and author of Language Strategies for Bilingual Families - OPOL.
Amazon fr - now deliver a wide range of English books very quickly including text books. Price reductions are limited by law in France but free delivery makes Amazon a good option. And of course, if you click on the link below, Accents will receive an affiliate payment for anything you buy!
The Book Depository is another great source of English books with free worldwide delivery - they take slightly longer to deliver than Amazon but often cheaper as they are based in the UK. Watch out for the last minute change in TVA / VAT as the ordering system realises you're based in France!
CBBC website has a wealth of ideas and materials for English speaking children.
Café Bilingue - French site supporting bilingualism with local groups and forums.
Multilingual Children's Association is a US organisation dedicated to families bringing up bi/multilingual families.
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