Rigolo Primary French Programme - now fully digital

Rigolo French

The UK's number 1 Primary French programme

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Welcome to Rigolo, three-star winner of the Teach Primary Resource Awards 2018! With Rigolo, you can follow the amazing adventures of Jake, Polly and Bof as they discover France through lively interactions and colourful stories.

The Rigolo programme was previously a combination of print books and DVD-ROMs, but is now a digital subscription on Oxford Owl. The digital version has the same great support and content, including the Virtual Teacher videos.

  • Motivate all your pupils with fun stories, songs and games
  • Ideal for non-specialist teachers as the onscreen 'virtual teacher' is a native French speaker
  • Supports the requirements of the National Curriculum in England: Languages Programme of Study - Key Stage 2
  • Rigolo contains over 200 animations and videos to make learning more fun and memorable for pupils
  • The digital-only format means Rigolo can be used both remotely and in the classroom
  • Rigolo offers great value with a single price of £265 +VAT per annum for your whole school.
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Rigolo and the National Curriculum

Read how Rigolo meets the aims of the 2014 National Curriculum

Deliver the key aims of the National Curriculum

Rigolo Mapping Grid

Rigolo 1 Curriculum Mapping

Read how Rigolo 1 correlates to the 2014 National Curriculum Programme of Study

Rigolo Mapping Grid Primary French National Curriculum Key Stage 2

Rigolo 2 Curriculum Mapping

Read how Rigolo 2 correlates to the 2014 National Curriculum Programme of Study


  • "A well-constructed resource which is of particular benefit for the non-specialist primary teacher and is very suitable for primary-aged pupils...[it] is underpinned by a sound understanding of primary MFL pedagogy including a strong focus on pronunciation (via the CD-Rom), songs to aid memorisation, inclusion of cultural insights, light-touch focus on grammar, links to literacy and oracy etc."

    Anna Lise Gordon, President of Association for Language Learning, and judge for the Teach Primary Resource Awards 2018 modern foreign languages category

  • “I first learnt French a long time ago at school… and I can order a beer and a ham sandwich, but beyond that I am not a French speaker… The Virtual teacher is just brilliant! It takes a lot of fear out of teaching French”.

    Jane Tromans, MFL Co-ordinator, Kates Hill Community Primary School, Dudley

  • “Rigolo French provides teachers with a vast amount of material. The interactive resources are exceptional but this is far more than simply a good whiteboard CD-ROM; it’s packed with ideas for pairs, groups, as well as starters and plenaries for whole-class teaching”.

    Karen Sully, Fowey Primary School, Cornwall

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Rigolo Online

The UK's number 1 Primary French programme

Author Amanda Rainger, Author Kathryn Harper, and Series Editor Jim McElwee

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Subscription period: 1 year

Online | 01/04/2021

Price:  £265.00 +VAT/year

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Rigolo 1 flash cards (ZIP)

Rigolo 1 flash cards (ZIP)

These flash cards integrate fully with the Rigolo 1 CD Rom and feature many of the charming and vibrant Rigolo characters that you and your students will quickly come to know and love.

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Rigolo 1 worksheets (ZIP)

Rigolo 1 worksheets (ZIP)

Preview the specially prepared worksheets that accompany the Rigolo 1 CD-Rom. These black and white sheets are provided as Adobe PDFs which are easy to photocopy for use in class.

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Rigolo French