Daily Practice Ideas

Daily French practice ideasPractice is the key to improving your French, and just 15 minutes a day on some kind of French activity can make a huge difference. Check out these ideas and draw up your own schedule.

   

   

   

E instable

French silent eIn many words the letter e is potentially silent, a characteristic which has three French names: e caduc, e instable, and e muet. Though e muet is the most common term, e instable is the most accurate.

   

Frantastique – Read my review

French lessons by FrantastiqueLearn French by following the adventures of Victor Hugo as he explores the Francophone universe. The humorous videos and comics are suitable for post-beginners aged 15 and up, and include a variety of accents as well as slang.

   

Imperfect Subjunctive

French imperfect subjunctiveThe imperfect subjunctive is a literary verb form, meaning that it's reserved for formal, written French - mainly literature, but also history and journalism.

   

   

Les Misérables

Les Misérables
Read the first chapter of Victor Hugo's classic French novel Les Misérables, in French and English.

   

LingQ

LingQ
Learn and practice French vocabulary and listening at any level with LingQ, an online learning system and language community.

   

Madame Bovary

Read the first few paragraphs of Gustave Flaubert's classic novel Madame Bovary, in French and English.

   

Ne littéraire

Ne littéraire - Formal French NegationIn formal, usually written French, there are certain verbs and constructions that can be made negative with just ne - the inclusion of pas or some other negative word is not required.

   

Optional Liaisons

French optional liaisonsSome liaisons in front of a vowel or h muet are optional, which means it up to you to decide whether to pronounce them. However, that decision matters: more liaisons means more formal speech, so obviously fewer liaisons means more informal, possibly even familiar speech.

   

Orthographe et expression écrite

Orthographe et expression écriteWriting in FrenchQue vous soyez français ou bien étudiant avec un niveau de français supérieur, vous pouvez améliorer votre orthographe et expression écrite en explorant l'univers de la Francophonie pendant 10 minutes chaque jour.

   

Pluperfect Subjunctive

French pluperfect subjunctiveThe rarest French verb form is the pluperfect subjunctive. It's a literary tense, meaning that it's reserved for formal, written French - mainly literature, but also history and journalism.