Learn a foreign language with these literacy worksheets!

Teaching young students foreign languages can set them on a path to better communicating with a wide range of people and to developing a life-long appreciation for other cultures. There are also many cognitive benefits associated with learning new languages, such as stronger memory, problem-solving skills, and listening ability. 

Get young learners started with these foreign-language worksheets, which are perfect for learning the basics of Spanish, Chinese, French, Arabic, and American Sign Language. Looking for more languages to learn? Check out all of our worksheets here!


Spoken by: 538 million people worldwide in countries including Spain, Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina

Fun fact: An estimated 41 million US residents speak Spanish at home


Best for: 2nd graders

¡Puedo hablar español! Help your young linguist learn the basics of Spanish with this worksheet. Learners will read different letters and work on pronunciation as they become familiar with the Spanish alphabet.


Best for: 3rd and 4th graders

¿Cómo se dice “family” en español? Kids will match words with pictures representing different family members for quick and easy practice!

Body parts

Best for: 4th and 5th graders

Sort out the parts of the body in Spanish with this fill-in-the-blanks worksheet. Children use the English translation of each sentence to help figure out the right word to go in the blank, then translate that word into Spanish to finish the sentence!

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Chinese (Mandarin)

Spoken by: 1.3 billion people worldwide in countries including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore

Fun fact: Approximately 16% of the world’s population speak Chinese as their first language

Writing numbers 1-10

Best for: All ages

Designed for beginners, this two-page worksheet teaches learners how to write numbers 1–10 in Mandarin. On the first page, learners are introduced to the correct stroke order for writing each number, along with its Pinyin form. On the second page, they’ll use the template to practice writing numbers on their own as they say them out loud. 

Weather words

Best for: All ages

Designed for intermediate Mandarin learners, students review the characters and Pinyin forms of the words for various types of weather. This exercise also helps learners connect the dots between words and characters with the concepts they represent. 

An introduction to pronouns

Best for: All ages

Children learn to identify and write characters and Pinyin for common pronouns in this introductory lesson. After learning the words for I, you (singular and plural), he, she, we, and them, students use the template on the second page to practice the correct stroke order for each pronoun. 

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Spoken by: 277 million people worldwide in countries including France, Switzerland, Canada, Algeria, and Vietnam

Fun fact: French is one of the six official languages of the United Nations

Picnic in French

Best for: 1st graders

Take a walk through the park and encourage your child to learn French vocabulary words while they color objects, such as a bird, girl, and tree!

Le corps

Best for: 3rd graders

Help your child strengthen their French vocabulary by labeling all the different parts of “le corps,” or body.

Say hello in French

Best for: 4th graders

Salut! Discover the many ways to say hello in French by spelling, writing, and pronouncing each word and phrase. Once learners have mastered greetings, a crossword puzzle on the second page will test their memories!

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Spoken by: Approximately 274 million people in countries including Egypt, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco 

Fun fact: Arabic is considered a holy language to 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide 

Introduction to Arabic

Best for: 3rd graders

This introduction to Arabic worksheet explains the fundamentals of writing the Arabic script!

Arabic Alphabet: Alif

Best for: 3rd graders

Kids will learn Arabic calligraphy, handwriting, and vocabulary with this worksheet. Alif is the first letter of the Arabic script. Children will learn how to distinguish between Alif’s two phonetic uses while they practice writing the letter.

Arabic Alphabet: Bā’

Best for: 3rd graders

Arabic beginners learn the pronunciation of the letter “Bā’,” which is similar to the English “B.” Students expand their vocabulary and practice handwriting by writing Arabic words, such as door and house. 

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American Sign Language

Used by: 250,000-500,000 Americans

Fun fact: ASL is the first language of many deaf Americans and is one of the most commonly used languages in the United States

Sign language alphabet

Best for: 2nd graders

Introduce your child to the basics of sign language with this introductory worksheet and practice signing the alphabet together.

Sign language flash cards: Y, Z, 1-4

Best for: 2nd graders

This series of flashcards will teach children the basics of how to sign the alphabet and the numbers 1–10.

ASL finger spelling

Best for: 4th graders

Students will test their sign language comprehension with this fun finger spelling exercise. Find out what the famous quote is by translating the sign language letters into alphabetical letters!
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