Fun for your French class! This video combines music with current events (French President Emmanuel Macron talking to gilets jaunes
) and includes interactive subtitles.
The normally innocuous word gilet
is all over the news lately, so this French word of the day is free!
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.
For better or for worse, demonstrations and strikes are an important part of French society. Here's some vocabulary to help you understand the news as well as links to further information.
Click or tap to take over this lesson on the French expression coup d'État
A great way to practice reading French, learning vocabulary, and finding out what's going on the world is to read the news in French.
In early September 2017, Hurricane Irma destroyed several Caribbean islands and affected many others. Guadeloupe, where I live, was one of them.
The French high-speed train TGV
is being rebranded as inOUI
, and not everyone is happy about it.
Short video summarizing the 2017 Cannes film festival.
Video of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron's victory speech with transcript and translation, plus grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation notes.
Short video of the results of the second and final round of the 2017 French presidential election.
Short video of the results of the first round of French election results.
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.
Watch French news, documentaries, and game shows on TV to work on your French listening comprehension while learning something new.
There used to be 22 regions in Metropolitan France, now there are only 13. Learn about the newly combined and renamed French regions in this bilingual audio article.