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.
Click or tap to take over this lesson on the French expression coup d'État
On Bastille Day 2016, a semi truck plowed through the crowd on the Promenade des Anglais, killing dozens of people. This short video summarizes the events.
With the UK leaving the EU, the French have been quick to suggest that they should take their language with them.
The UK has voted to leave the EU - what happens now?
Sophie Marceau is Mother Nature in this powerful, beautiful video.
L'accent circonflexe va disparaître des manuels scolaires à la rentrée - que s'est-il passé, et qu'en pense le ministre de l'Éducation nationale Najat Vallaud Belkacem ?