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  • Listening Tips
  • Le père Goriot
  • En retard
  • Vidéo : Daft Punk n'est plus
  • Compound Modal Verbs
  • ludique - Mot du jour
  • Holidays and Events

Listening Tips

French listening tips
Understanding spoken French is harder for some students than others. But unlike speaking, listening can be done on your own - whenever and wherever you like. Even so, the best way to practice isn't always obvious - here are some tips.

Le père Goriot

Le père Goriot
Start reading Le père Goriot, one of Honoré de Balzac's greatest masterpieces.

En retard

En retard
Don't be late to this lesson about the French expression en retard.

Daft Punk n'est plus

Daft Punk
The famous French electronic music duo has announced the end of their 28-year collaboration. Learn more in this video with interactive subtitles.

Compound Modal Verbs

Translating modal verbs into French
Compound modal verbs express perfect (in the grammatical sense of "completed") actions. These English constructions consist of a modal verb + have + past participle, while the French equivalent is usually a verb in a perfect tense or mood plus an infinitive.

Subjunctive Quiz: À la bibliothèque

Bibliothèque
Test yourself on the French subjunctive with this fill-in-the-blanks exercise:

   À la bibliothèque

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Mot du jour

mot-du-jour-typewriters

ludique

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Holidays and events

Holidays
Features related to upcoming holidays and events in the French-speaking world.

Plus some celebratory expressions:

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