Useful links to learn more French
Liens Utiles pour Apprendre le Français
This is a list of the most popular links to learn more French my students have liked over the years. Some of the links might get obsolete over time. Tehre might also be some rights issues with the country you live in. Please let me know in the comment box at the bottom fo the page if a link is mute for you.
- The best word reference/dictionary I could find
- Great resource for all kinds of dictionaries
- Explanations and origins of expressions, fantastic. All in French.
- Conjugueur: pretty accurate
- Conjuguemos is a fun site for checking your conjugations
- Conjugation I haven’t used this one much, but it seems fine as well
- Learn how to write numbers.
- Conversions: quick and simple
- Lots of games online about the French language. Look for ours or just French in general.
- Good resource for stories and destinations.
- The Franco-American Web site with lots to choose from
- Miam, miam. David Lebovitz’s blog on French foods is delicious.
- Kristin Espinasse blogs about her life in France.
- Rent a nice apartment in Paris
- Time and Weather in Paris right now.
- Great interactive maps of France.
- France Inter – news and magazines
- RFI is a great link if you already speak French well, but would like to work on the nitty-gritty. You can listen to a short summary of national news and read the transcription at the same time.
- New and older French Hit songs
- Old pop songs
- Old poet singers
- Pop songs
- Nursery rhymes
- 80’s French songs
- 70’s French songs
- 60’s French songs
- TV5 French and Francophone TV with all kinds of shows. Ask your local TV company if they offer TV5. Their Web site is good, but doesn’t work well in my area.
- French news – Some videos work, some not. Sometimes, you have to watch 1 minute of ads, but that can be fun for learning French 🙂
- French weather forecast
- Télématin – French morning magazine with lots of short recurrent topics.
GOOD OLD-FASHIONED PAPER BOOKS
- Schaum’s grammar
- Schaum’s French Vocabulary
- 501 verbs
PRACTICE YOUR FRENCH
- Through FRENCH HOUR, you can practice your French with Anne, a native speaker and experienced teacher. She’ll guide you through your journey and help you improve your speaking as well as your writing with undivided attention.
- The conversation exchange is a site dedicated to finding you a partner so you can help one another with languages.
- Yabla French is an online video magazine for French learners who wish to improve their language skills. Authentic French videos offer captions in multiple languages, pitch-correct slow play, integrated dictionaries and listening exercises. You can find more complete authentic French exercises at Study Authentic French, though 🙂
Enjoy French culture with Rick Steves podcasts in iTunes. Look for ‘Travel with Rick Steves’ in your iTunes Store and subscribe for free. (Not all of his shows are about France, though.)
I also used to work for ‘The experiment in International Living’. They were extremely careful about their programs at the time. I imagine they still are, and that their many programs in France also are serious and fun. Click here to see their web site.