I have decided this year, to switch over to a more organized word wall in my beginner French classroom, and I thought that I would share it with you! There are a number of great cards that are approximately 5X8 size and that each have 18 words in English and French. The cards are organized by theme (Les mots frequents, les themes et les chansons), but each card is also related to a specific theme, for example, les verbes, la nourriture, etc.
The Les chansons cards are all based on songs that my students and I sing on a regular basis in our classroom. I realize that you may not sing these songs with your students, but if you decide you want to, you now have the vocab words and the songs are all available on youtube, if you search the title of the song. Singing is honestly a great way to teach vocab and bring in some French culture as well!
Finally at the end of the document you will find a couple of mini posters you may want to include on your french bulletin board. There are avoir and etre posters, with present tense and some common phrases. As well, there are 12 "le son du mois" cards which each focus on a different french sound you can focus on for that month with your students. All in all, I hope there is something in here you find helpful for your students and that you can use in your classroom! If you have any questions please let me know!