French Web Links
language laboratory catalog
|Très Bien French
||User-friendly site with lessons ranging from beginner to advanced in grammar and vocabulary (e.g. travel, medical, business, games)
||“Learn a language for free. Forever.”
This amazingly user-friendly, ever-growing site gives lessons and then quizzes you on the topic, tracking your progress, awarding you along the way, and offering a daily practice reminder. Includes French-learning programs for speakers of English, Spanish, and German. Corresponding app available at the Apple iTunes App Store.
||Free and open-source educational resources for French language, culture, history, literature, and philology
||Free online tools for learning and practicing French: lessons, quizzes, sound files, etc.
||“Friendly, intelligent flash cards. Remembering things just became much easier.”
Downloadable flash card program capable of effortlessly handling 100,000+ cards, along with multi-device synchronization, ability to embed images, audio & video, and several available add-ons.
|BBC Languages: French
||Language-learning resource from the British Broadcasting Company with lessons, videos, and media links in various languages. Good for beginners.
||Vocabulary with pictures and audio by Language Revolution
|Forvo: French words pronounced
||Extensive database of audio clips for pronouncing words in various languages, French included.|
||User-friendly interface with communally-created programs. Particularly useful for learning vocabulary. Also available is a corresponding mobile app on iPhone and Android.
|Tex’s French Grammar
||Grammar component of Français Interactif offered online by the University of Texas at Austin
||French vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation exercises and tutorials
|The ARTFL Project
||Verb conjugator for present, past, and future tenses from the University of Chicago
|SCOLA Web Services||
Access to 160 countries & 200 languages!
To access SCOLA Web Services from any computer on the BC network, go to:
See SCOLA’s Technical Information page to make full use of these Online resources. For more information, including how to access SCOLA Web Services on your iPhone or iPad, contact:
Cynthia Bravo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Learning through authentic media:
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|Le Monde||One of the most widely respected French daily newspapers, with a center-left alignment
|Paroles.net||Source for French song lyrics|
||French Index by Five College Center for the Study of World Languages with authentic, unscripted video, audio, and still images covering practical aspects of daily life in France, Luxembourg, Morocco, Senegal, Canada, and Martinique|
|RFI — L’actualité en français facile||Selected radio broadcasts (under the heading “La langue française”) designed for use by French language students|
|Le Figaro||French newspaper with a right-leaning (conservative) editorial line|