Aimé Césaire

Aimé Césaire
L'homme est l'une des figures contemporaines les plus importantes des Antilles françaises, et le nom d'Aimé Césaire a dépassé les frontières des Antilles pour atteindre une notoriété mondiale au cours du vingtième siècle.

   

   

Alsatian Accent

Alsatian accent
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.

   

   

Cajun French

Cajun French
Learn about - and listen to - le cadien, aka Cajun French: the variety of French spoken in Louisiana. This Monde francophone video from Lawless French Immersion includes interactive subtitles.

   

   

Conversational French

Conversational FrenchThe French you learn in school is not at all the same language as what you encounter when speaking to people in real life - there are all kinds of shortcuts, informalities, and other differences that you need to be familiar with in order to carry on a conversation. Check out some resources that focus on how French is actually spoken.

   

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.

   

DALF C1 Tips

DALF C1 - French proficiency testThe DALF C1 will test you on the four language skills in French: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Here's some info about what to expect as well as tips on how to prepare for the test.

   

   

Dictées

Dictées
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.

   

   

   

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.