Francophonie Project

Francophonie projectgResearching 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.

Frantastique

Fun French lessonsRead 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.
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French Names

French baby namesThere 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.

   

Games, Sports, Hobbies

French hobbies, sports, and games
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.

   

Gifts for French Lovers

Gifts for French loversWondering 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.

Informal Pronouns

French informal pronounsPronoun 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.

   

   

   

   

Magnetic Poetry

French magnetic poetryMagnetic poetry is a fun little tool you can use to learn and practice French. 500 magnets with words and parts of words help you to express yourself in a unique and creative way.

   

   

Merde

Merde
The vulgar French word merde means more than meets the eye. Marion Cotillard explains why to Stephen Colbert.

   

Number Practice

French number practice
Numbers are one of the most basic and essential aspects of language, and at times one of the most confounding. Trying to make sense of numbers being rattled off in the form of prices, phone numbers, and dates can be extremely frustrating. This selection of lessons and exercises will help you learn, remember, and understand French numbers of all kinds. And to make it more fun, I've included some comics!