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.
Put your French listening comprehension and sense of humor to the test with this faux news report poking fun at Alsace and the Alsatian accent.
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.
This is a useful, interesting, fun, blah blah lesson on the French interjection et patati et patata
Researching a francophone region or country and writing a report or country study is an interesting project for French classes or for independent studiers looking to spice up their self-instruction. This project is perfect as a long-term activity for intermediate and advanced students, though it can also be adapted for beginners.
Read my review of Frantastique
, 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.
There are hundreds of common French first names. Some look just like their English counterparts, others are fairly similar, and still others are uniquely French. These pages include more than 200 of the most popular French names, along with their pronunciation and English equivalents.