A Green Mouse is an educational website for children that provides free online French and Spanish practice for students, teachers and parents.
The videos are hosted on the A Green Mouse YouTube Channel:

French Resources
Spanish Resources

All content, including all the images, photographs, stories and recordings, is the work and property of A Green Mouse.
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A Green Mouse was a Content Partner, and still shares some of its resources on TES (The Times Educational Supplement), very grateful for support such as this mention in a February 2013 TES magazine:

image of A Green Mouse article in the Times Educational Supplement

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Comments and suggestions are very welcome.
Contact email: 1agreenmouse@gmail.com


2020 – Email from a High School French Teacher:
“I discovered your videos recently and have really enjoyed using them …  I teach high school French and your videos provide high-interest, scaffolded “comprehensible input” using target vocab and structures.
… your videos are perfect:  high interest, scaffolded (with the English underneath), simple, and not too long.
Thank you for your work!”

2019 – Email from a parent:
“Thanks for having this site up.  It’s very helpful for my son learning French.  You have great songs and learning for anyone.
Merci beaucoup mon ami.”

2016 – Review by a primary school Spanish teacher:
“I have used many of the excellent resources with the children in my school. They ask for the stories again and again!
The resources are well-made and clearly structured and have inspired my pupils to create their own little stories.
It is amazing that these are freely available and I am very grateful for your hard work and generosity.”

2015 – Review by a Member of the UK Department for Education Expert Committee on Language:
“A Green Mouse is an inspiring, free resource that gives lots of interesting, free practice to everyone wishing to learn Spanish and French.”

2014 – Comments made by a preparatory school Spanish Teacher in the UK:
“The authenticity of your resources makes them so compelling. Just right for the children I teach. ¡Gracias por tu trabajo!”
“Love the listening resources shared by A Green Mouse – so real, so clear, and very human. Dogs are great too.”

Comments about individual resources:

Re: Las Fallas – Spanish Festival
– “Really helpful video clearly explaining Fallas.”

Re:  Reflexive Verb Practice in French
–  “Excellent travail – J’utilise vos vidéos avec succès auprès d’étudiants adultes analphabètes ou de niveau préalable en français langue seconde .”

– “What an excellent lesson.  I will be using it with my Form 2 after class.  Thank you so much!”

Re: Hobbies in Spanish – Sport and Music
– “A really helpful resource that could be used for pre/flipped learning.  Love the hockey-playing dog. :)”

Re:  My Family in Spanish
–  “Perfect”

Re:   ¿Por qué? Porque no sabe nada … 
–   “Characteristically beautiful, moving, life-affirming resource from  A Green Mouse.”

Re:  Spanish Stories
– “Pupils loved your brilliant stories this week. Thank you!”

Re:  Parts of the Body in French
–  “Really excellent visuals and organization of content.  I’m an adult learner but I still really appreciate your videos.  They make learning fun and easy.  Great job!”
–  “Thank you so much for sharing, you are helping to inspire teachers and students all over the world!

Re:  Avoir Practice
– “This helped me for my  Avoir Test.  Thanks!”
– “Excellent, can’t wait to use it!”

Re – Je m’appelle Billy:
– “Very inspiring for young students, great for homework pronunciation practice.”
– “Lovely resource which will be so useful for my French teaching to home-educated children.”
– “This is genius. Thank you!”

Re – Spanish Hamster Story – Se llama Bugatti:
– “Brilliant, thank you so much! This will make a perfect starter video for my year 7 lesson on pets. We have been using the third person to describe our family using ‘se llama’ and ‘tiene’ so this links in beautifully.

Re – Spring in French:
– “This is a great way to start discussion about spring and what should be happening, as well as what actually is due to the weather!”

Re – A New Puppy in French:
– “A beautifully put-together presentation. What a cute puppy! My students will love it and learn from it. Thank you!”

ReFrench Modal Verbs – Vouloir, Pouvoir, Devoir:
– “Merci beaucoup. It makes the lesson even more interesting for boys.”

Re – Spanish Vowel Sounds – A Rap:
– “Thank you for sharing your resource. This resource has been recommended by the Tes Resource Team for its relevance to the 2014 National Curriculum.”
– “Very catchy! And easy to adapt to other consonants!”

Re – My family in French:
– “An unusual way of teaching family. Fantastic idea!”

Re – Introductions in French:
– “Not only is this video thoroughly enjoyable but I am so pleased to discover the green mouse website. Thank you!”

Re – Recipe for Refried Beans:
– “Delicious recipe – Good starting point for looking at instructions, healthy eating or discussing Mexico. Gracias.

Re – Parts of the Body in Spanish:
– “Brilliant – This is exactly what I need for independent learning for my more able Year 3s. ¡Gracias!”

Re – Spanish Holidays – Past, Present and Future:
– “I like the way that this video is structured to give a clear example of a discussion about holidays. ¡Gracias!”

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