French Resources

Grammar:

  • Alliance Française: DELF and DALF sample exams with reading comprehension, listening, writing and speaking
  • Bon Patron: Perfect for double checking possible grammar mistakes in essay.
  • Bonjour de France: Grammar/ Vocabulary lessons/ Songs with karaoke
  • Conjuguemos: Interactive quizzes that can be custom timed, provide correct answers, and focus on speed. There are quizzes for grammar, vocabulary from French text book chapters (Allez-Viens, Bien Dit), and vocabulary organized by themes. Links to vocab lists and flashcards provided as well.
  • E-learning French: Grammar lessons with audios
  • Français Interactif: Grammar Lessons, PDF downloads, Podcasts, mp3 downloads, vocabulary
  • Language Guide.org: Grammar lessons, vocabulary guide and French readings to build upon vocabulary
  • Le Point du Fle: Grammar and vocabulary exercises with short stories to read
  • Learn French Lab: Grammar lessons with videos and audios
  • Speak 7: Alphabet and Grammar lessons

Vocabulary & Flashcards:

  • About.com: Resources to study on your own or ask for a pen pal – someone who is fluent in French to practice with
  • Argot Français: Learn French slang with interactive features and audio.
  • Daily French Pod: Daily podcast about various topics, for the premium option, you can access vocabulary and grammar.
  • Digital Dialects: Spelling, Verb Section, Colors, Clothing, animals, months, etc., to help the pronunciation in French
  • Free Language Tutorials French: Interactive exercises with flashcards and audio material
  • French Assistant: Lessons for beginners and experts as well as sound check for pronunciation
  • French Learner: Simple lessons for the basics of French such as greetings, colors, and simple verb conjugation.
  • French Resources: Vocabulary & Grammar worksheets for all levels.
  • Learn French by Podcast: Podcast lessons of the language, like vocabulary, alphabet, etc., that one can play or download as pdf
  • Pimsleur Approach: Flashcards, articles, and grammar lessons, as well as useful links to other websites.

News:

  • BBC Online French Learning Resources: Free vocabulary/ grammar/ games/ videos/ exercises and cultural presentations. Worksheets for teachers also provided
  • News in Slow French: This website provides weekly news articles along with recordings of native speakers reading the text – with two options of pacing in order to aid comprehension for lower-level students. Activities highlight French grammar and expressions. Podcasts and additional resources for learning French lessons are also available on the website.
  • Teletoon: TV for children to play games and watch cartoons in French
  • TV 5 Monde: French News/Vocabulary Practice/ Culture

Culture:

  • About-France.com: Information about the history of French, French culture and country information. Contains news stories from France, grammar and vocabulary lessons, and French dialects.
  • Le Franco Phoney: Blog posts about various French topics.
  • The ARTFL Project: French government and University of Chicago collaboration. Provides access to many French resources for research papers. Free public databases provide information of French encyclopedias to architecture to French theater.