Work on your French listening comprehension with this funny video by a French teen, with lots of expressions and informalities.
A light-hearted look at the benefits of learning French.
A tiny French challenge every day until Christmas - translate each seasonal term to reveal an image.
Do you love French and France? This quiz will tell you whether you qualify as a Francophile - but remember, it's just for fun.
French has quite a bit of "baby talk" or "kiddie speak" - words and expressions which are typically used by children or when talking to children. Even if you don't talk to kids in French, this informal language is important to recognize, as baby talk can also be found in jokes and in conversations with friends.
Practice French greetings and simple grammar with this catchy tune.
Put your French listening comprehension and sense of humor to the test with this faux news report poking fun at Brittany and the Breton accent.
Sing along to this catchy French song for Halloween.
Happy Star Wars Day! Here's a fun way to put your language skills and classic sci-fi/fantasy knowledge to the test. Take a look at these famous quotations translated into French - it's up to you to fill in the blanks: Les citations célèbres de Star Wars
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are a classic way to practice French, even for native speakers. For them, dictées
are a test of grammar (particularly agreement) and spelling - sort of like super-charged spelling bees. For French students, dictées
are an excellent form of combined listening and writing practice.
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, a story-based learning program with exercises, dialogues, stories, historical notes, videos, and comics. Each lesson takes about 15 minutes, making it easy to squeeze daily practice into a busy schedule.
Even if you love working on your French, sometimes you just need to play! Learn the French equivalents of your favorite games, sports, and hobbies and the verbs to use with them.
Wondering what to buy for the Francophile on your list? Check out these ideas ranging from fanciful to practical - at least one is sure to thrill your favorite French lover.
A tiny French challenge every day of Hanukkah - translate each seasonal term to reveal an image.
Pronoun usage and pronunciation varies greatly between formal and informal French. Much of what you learn at school is formal and doesn't reflect how French is actually spoken. If you want to sound more French in informal situations—not to mention understand what you hear—you need to be aware of these pronoun differences.