Elections

French election vocabulary
In French election years, newspapers are filled with an array of specialized words and phrases you might not be familiar with. Here's some essential vocabulary to help you make sense of everything.

   

   

   

   

   

   

Régionales 2015

Élections régionales 2015
Short video summarizing the results of the 2015 regional French elections. Great for practicing numbers, regions, and names!

   

   

COP21

COP21 - Paris climate talks
Short video summarizing the first day of COP21, the 21st Conference of the Parties on climate change.

   

Attentats terroristes à Paris

Attentats terroristes à Paris
On 13 November 2015, Paris was struck by simultaneous terrorist attacks. Here is the video of President François Hollande's speech that night, with transcript and translation.

   

News

French news vocabulary
If you want to know what's going on in the world, this vocabulary related to news and current events will help you understand what you read and hear.

   

Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo
Listen to a news report offering a brief overview of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack, including a transcript and English translation.