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French is a Romance language with around 220 million speakers worldwide[1] and was one of the original languages available to learn on Duolingo.[2]

The French course from English has 247 skills.

Keyboard layouts and input methods[]

Main article: Guide to keyboard layouts and input methods

Grammar tips[]

See French/Grammar tips.

Supplemental learning resources[]

General/multiple resources[]

Dictionaries[]

  • Dictionnaire des synonymes - A French synonym dictionary.
  • Grand dictionnaire - A French - English dictionary for domain specific terms (accountability, geology, medical, etc.). Maintained by L'Office Québécois de la langue française.
  • Reverso French-English/English-French Dictionary which offers Conjugation, Context (Examples of use in many sentences), Translation, Grammar, Spell-Check and also offers French to and from Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish with instructions (top right corner) in French, English, Spanish, German, Italian or Portuguese.
  • Larousse Authoritative French Dictionary for French of France with synonyms, conjugations and expressions, includes bilingual dictionaries, encyclopedia, forum, recipes...
  • Verbs online - Verbs listing

Courses[]

Grammar references[]

Pronunciation[]

Tools[]

Content in French[]

  • Le journal en français facile an easy to follow podcast with a transcript produced by RFI (Radio France International)
  • Très Française - a French music playlist on Spotify. Besides France, the playlist also has french music from Canada and Belgium. Spotify is a music streaming app and website.
  • 20 Minutes News - news
  • 985fm-On Line Radio 98.5 fm
  • AFP - News – French Edition
  • Anyfrench - Free audio and written articles in French with translation, quizzes and vocabulary. The articles are for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. The website offers also podcasts with transcripts in French.
  • AudioCite - Free audio books in French.
  • BFM TV - French TV
  • Buffet Français - Video course entirely in French with English and French subtitles. Videos cover a wide range of topics such as language learning and French culture
  • Cap-eveil - French Children Stories
  • Canalacademie - This language learning website features streaming news, historical facts and more to help you broaden your vocabulary.
  • Courrier International - Courrier International
  • Chez Lorry - children stories
  • Ebooks gratuits - A website for e-books of the public domain in French, free to download in many electronic formats (including PDF to use on a regular PC or device that doesn't supportother e-book formats).
  • Extra - A teleseries available on YouTube made for English speakers studying French.
  • Francais Authentique - Free French podcasts
  • France 4 - France 4 – TV
  • France TV Pluzz - On demand French streaming videos.
  • Francetvinfo - French news
  • Franceculture - Radio
  • Franceinter - (Direct to the player)
  • French in Action- produced by Yale University, these video lessons use the storyline of an American student and a young French woman’s adventures in Paris to teach the language. Link only works in US and Canada. Lower quality Youtube playlist is available for those in other countries.
  • French-word-a-day - French word-day
  • Frenchqq - French Dialogues
  • FSI - FSI Language Courses
  • Guy de Maupassant - Free audio books from Guy de Maupassant, a renown classical French writer.
  • Historiettes - French Children Stories
  • Inner French podcast - Excellent quality podcast from French teacher, Hugo. He speaks very clearly and covers interesting topics.
  • Iletaitunehistoire - French & English Children Stories (audio,puzzles,reading)
  • Imagiers.net Source MP3s - Virtual library
  • Mondedespetits French children's story
  • Le Parisien - Newspaper
  • Lightandmatter - Free French Textbooks
  • Littérature audio - Free French audio books.
  • Monotimes - Directory of French News Sites
  • Native French Speech - A freemium site offering podcasts and transcripts in French for free, plus other services when you pay.
  • Newsinslowfrench - News, up-to-the-minute site. Membership fee, but there is a huge resource of learning material for a very reasonable price.
  • Nostalgie - Radio
  • OffQc- A blog about learning French in Quebec, Canada and its particularities.Radio-Canada (Canada's public TV and radio network)
  • Radio-Canada - Audio and video streaming.
  • Radio France - Live French streaming radio.
  • ReadMetro – Paris Newspaper
  • Recherche - Magazine – Science
  • RFI - Radio France - Radio
  • Stephyprod - Stephyprod (Stephy Productions French Children’s Stories)
  • The French Food Show - Youtube videos entirely in French with English and French subtitles where the host tries and shows French food
  • Tv5monde - TV

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