french links for the curious mind

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learning

French in Action

Yale University produced this French language course in 1987. It is one of the first courses using contextual learning methods such

grammar

Bescherelle

Le Bescherelle is the french grammar bible for many French immersion students. These small hardcover books are valued as a reference

culture

Festival Fantasia

FanTasia is the largest genre film festival in North America. Founded in 1996, FanTasia presents around 100 feature films from around

destinations

Explore France

Explore France is the official tourist website for the Republic of France. The birthplace of world class cuisine and modern democracy.

culture

Napoleon.org

If you are interested in General and Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte, this website governs them all. Art, history, book reviews and the

media

L’Obs

This site is the online version of a Parisian weekly newspaper with articles on politics, world news, business and culture. In

learning

Coffee Break French

Enjoyable podcasts, about 10 minutes each, presented by Mark (teacher) and Anna (learner) covering essential grammar and useful phrases from beginner

learning

Bonjour de France

Learn french online with Bonjour de France.  This website offers content and tests for students preparing for CECRL levels A1 to

grammar

Lingolia

Lingolia offers students online self-study grammar and vocabulary exercises. Clear grammar explanations are followed by examples and practice exercises. There is

learning

Français avec Pierre

Many French students first discover French with Pierre on Youtube. Cool videos explain the most common pitfalls of the French language

culture

Cannes Film Festival

The French are among the most avid cinephiles in the world. France has a flourishing movie industry that produces almost 300

media

Radio-Canada

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) was created in 1936 by the Government of Canada. It is the public broadcaster of radio

culture

blablagues.net

Surely, it’s better to laugh than cry. Jokes and humour are an excellent way to learn french. BlaBlagues.net is a website

destinations

Vanatu Tourism

In the middle of the Pacific Ocean one finds an 82 island archipelago.   These remote rugged islands formed by volcanic activity

learning

LibriVox

Audiobooks are an excellent method for language learners to improve listening comprehension and acquire new vocabulary. Simply search for french language

destinations

Vietnam Tourism

Vietnam hugs the eastern coast of the Indochinese peninsula. Limestone islands wrapped in lush tropical flora, exotic temples, and south-asian culinary

culture

Archives de Montréal

The Montréal archives document the history of the City of Montréal, the heart of French-speaking North America from the 16th century

destinations

Visit Luxembourg

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a landlocked country nestled between Germany, France and Belgium. Luxembourg was once part of the

destinations

Bonjour Quebec

The official tourist site of the province of Quebec. La Belle Province offers a mélange of European, indigenous and north American

culture

Archéologie.culture.fr

France has a great wealth of iconic archaeological sites. From prehistory to the early modern period.  The french were pioneers in

media

France Info

France Info is a collaborative public service news service initiated by France Télévisions, Radio France and France Médias Monde created in

media

20 minutes

20 Minutes is a daily newspaper in tabloid format distributed free of charge in France. It can be found online and