Like every language, French is spoken in a variety of different ways across the country (and around the world). Learn about the discrimination speakers of "non standard" French may face in this video with interactive subtitles.
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.
Fun with French! This catchy music video will have you dancing and singing along, even to the slang thanks to interactive subtitles.
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.
Some French consonants have two different pronunciations due to a pronunciation feature called assimilation.
Practice your French translation and writing skills with this C1-level writing challenge: Camping in the WoodsNote:
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The 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.
Practice 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.
The 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.
Learn a bit about teaching French as a second language while working on your own language skills.
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.
Practice French listening comprehension, writing, and spelling at the same time with dictées
from Progress with Lawless French.
Work on your French listening comprehension with this funny video by a French teen, with lots of expressions and informalities.
In 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.
French learners are always looking for new sources of French listening practice, and FluentU is one of the best. This subscription site offers videos for all levels of French, enhanced with quizzes, spaced repetition, and other tools to help you practice what you know and learn at your own pace.