Dictées 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.
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.
Studying French online has many benefits, as well as some limitations. If you want to get serious about learning French but can't handle a rigid class schedule, private classes are the way to go - learn more.
A grammar checker can correct spelling and some grammar errors. While they can never replace a human, if all you need is a quick, automated check, they can find obvious mistakes and signal potential errors. But just how good - or bad - are they?
Want to learn French in France? Immersion is the key, and the Homestay Immersion experience is a great option, with both professional tutoring and informal interactions with your French host family around the dinner table. In addition, you'll be in France and can therefore speak French around town, watch French TV and movies, and explore every aspect of French culture. It's true immersion, for any level.