Days, months and time

Home learning focus

Learn the basics of talking about what day, month and time it is in French.

This lesson includes:

  • a short film demonstrating how to talk about the time

  • two activities to try at home


Days of the week

listen LundiMonday
listen MardiTuesday
listen MecrediWednesday
listen JeudiThursday
listen VendrediFriday
listen SamediSaturday
listen DimancheSunday

Months of the year

listen JanvierJanuary
listen FévrierFebruary
listen MarsMarch
listen AvrilApril
listen MaiMay
listen JuinJune
listen JuilletJuly
listen AoûtAugust
listen SeptembreSeptember
listen OctobreOctober
listen NovembreNovember
listen DécembreDecember


Being able to tell the time is a useful skill in a foreign language.

To ask what time it is in French, you can say:

listen Quelle heure est-il? - What time is it?

The following video talks more about telling the time in French.

Telling the time in French

From this we have learnt:

listen Il estIt is
listen et quartquarter past
listen et demiehalf past
listen les heureshours

For example:

listen Il est cinq heures - It is five o'clock

What time is it in the following?

  • listen Il est dix heures

  • listen Il est dix heures et demie

  • listen Il est vingt heures vingt


Now you can try and put some of what you have learned about days, months and time into action.

Activity 1

Let's see how much you have learnt about days, months and time in French.

Take the short quiz below to test your knowledge.

Activity 2

In the activity below you will need to match the times shown on the different clocks and watches with the correct French.

If you get it any wrong you can try again.

There's more to learn

Have a look at these other resources around the BBC and the web.

More lessons for Year 6 and P7
KS2 French on BBC Bitesize
Primary French on BBC Teach