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Tutorials & Courses

Daily French Pod - A podcast for all levels of French learners.

French in Action - This is one of the best resources available in any language.  FIA uses a humorous format to teach you French and to help you learn about French culture.  There are 52 half hour episodes.  Highly recommended.

French Pod Class - A podcast designed to help you learn French.  There are always new podcasts being put online.

French Tutorial - A simple and easy to follow French tutorial.

FSI French - The same course used by the U.S. government to train diplomats.  This course is now available in digital format thanks to a community effort.

Learn French By Podcast - A great podcast.  The audio is free, but payment is required for lesson guides.  The audio by itself is still a great resource.  Recommended.

Liberte - A first year French textbook.  This is a complete text book available in pdf format.  Includes cultural notes and drills.  File size is 11 megs.

Mango French - A new website that offers French lessons.  100 lessons are currently available.  Each lessons has accompanying audio.  This is a great resource.  Free registration is required.

Speak 7 - Free online French lessons.  Includes grammar, vocabulary, and expressions.

 

Interesting Reading Practice

Anderson Stories - Several stories from Hans Christian Andersen, a few have accompanying audio.

BBC Afrique - Up to date news from the BBC in French.

Children's Library - Currently offers 16 children's books in French that can be read online.

Deutsche Welle - Up to date news from Deutsch Welle.

French Bible - The entire Bible available in French.

Google News - One of the best online resources for news in French.

La Bibliothèque Alexandre Dumas - A large collection of works from Alexandre Dumas.  They are all available in PDF format. 

La Bibliothèque Électronique du Québec - A large collection of public domain works in PDF format.

Le Figaro - Online news.

Le Monde - An online French newspaper with many interesting articles.

Logos Children's Library - Several pages of children's stories, many have an accompanying audio file.  This is a wonderful way to improve your listening and reading skills.

Project Gutenberg - Several online books freely available.

The Little Prince - Available in French.

Wikipédia - Wikipedia in French.  If online news isn't interesting enough for you, you can search for whatever you like on Wikipedia.

 

Things To Listen To

BBC Audio - Several programs, many updated daily.  A great resource to practice French.  Even if you don't have much time you can always listen to a short program.

China Radio International - Lots of audio is available from China.  An interesting resource from a different perspective.

Euro News - Current news articles that are accompanied by video.  A great way to practice reading while listening.  Highly recommended!

French Bible - The entire Bible in mp3 format. 

French Internet Radio - A large list of online radio stations that broadcast in French.

Global Recordings Network - Provides several free Christian audio recordings.  A great resource.

Le Journal En Français Facile - A great daily news resource presented in a simplified form of French.  Listen to the ten minute programs daily to greatly improve your French.

Radio Des Nations Unies - Audio accompanied by text that is updated daily from the United Nations.  Interesting stories from around the world.

Radio Japan - Daily news from Japan in French.  An interesting way to practice your French.

SBS Radio - Offers short audio files covering various subjects.

Voice of America - Interesting audio and reading practice from Voice of America.

 

Other French Resources

Digital Dialects - This website offers basic vocabulary and games to help you practice.

French Vocabulary Guide - This is a great vocabulary guide.  Simply move your cursor over the word or picture to instantly hear it pronounced.

Linguanaut - A useful collection of basic phrases.

Mission Paris - Interactive spy stories.  Uses lots of English, but they teach you French along the way.

Online French Dictionary - A good French to French dictionary.

Verbix - The best online verb conjugator I have found.  Just type in a verb and Verbix will completely conjugate it for you.