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.
I don't know about you, but the end of the year always seems to make me think about updating all of my software, especially French dictionaries. I was very pleased to discover that my favorites are now available as online subscriptions for considerably less than the downloadable versions I've always used. Plus, they're on sale!
Decorate your classroom or office with posters related to France.
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?
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Online translators can be helpful as long as you're aware of their limitations.
Progress with Lawless French is an adaptive, test-driven French learning system made possible through a partnership with Kwiziq.
There's no replacement for studying French pronunciation with a native speaker, but that's not always in the cards (or budget). For students who are limited to studying on their own, there's an online course and a couple of good book-and-CD programs that can help you improve your French pronunciation.
Regular French listening practice is an essential part of developing your ear and improving your comprehension, and the French audiomagazine Bien-Dire is an excellent tool that can help you do just that.