Brush up your French for free

 Improve your French, for free and online,

RFI Mission Paris, menez l’enquête- Free Web Site

logo Mission Europe

Only Eva can save France. But who are her allies? And who are her enemies? From a Parisian cafe she follows a messenger right into a blast at a railway station. Is it a trap? And what do the messenger’s dying words mean?

From a Parisian café with a surly waiter, Eva runs after a mysterious contact and ends up in the chaotic aftermath of an explosion. Has someone tried to kill her? Instead of sipping her espresso in peace, she finds herself facing danger. She gets mixed up in a world of mysterious codes and a race against time. The messenger… le messager…has told her the first clues for her assignment…aisle a, row 2… and a number code 1-8-5-2. She’s the only person who can save France from a disaster.

RFI Une aventure africaine pour se familiariser avec le français – Free Web Site

  • « Écoute le vent, c’est le Sahara qui pleure. Il attend l’homme juste et bon qui le fera reverdir. »

Kwamé est jardinier. Il travaille dans le jardin expérimental du professeur Omar, l’homme qui peut faire reverdir le désert. Mais un jour, le professeur se fait enlever sous ses yeux et, dans la bagarre, son précieux talisman se brise. taliban

Commence alors pour Kwamé, le jardinier non francophone, une dangereuse aventure. Dans un français balbutiant, qu’il améliore au fil des épisodes, Kwamé suit les indices qui le conduisent sur la piste des ravisseurs.

RFI L’affaire du Coffret – Free Web Site

  • Lucas, a British journalist, wakes up in a hotel room with the mother of all headaches. He can’t remember a thing. Room service brings him breakfast and a parcel containing 20,000 euros, a Walkman® with a minidisc and a note: “A bientôt, Nadia”. So, he must be in Paris, but who’s this Nadia? Next, a police officer asks him to come to the station… Is he an accomplice or a victim of a crime? Lucas decides to trust no-one and to carry out a private investigation – rather a tall order for someone who has lost his memory and doesn’t speak French beyond “bonjour” and “au revoir”. Step into Lucas’ shoes and make progress towards the truth with the help of the audio material, the scripts, the exercises and the quiz – and become familiar with the French language.

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  • French in Action – Free Web Site
    • Produced by Yale University, these video lessons uses the storyline of an American student and a young Frenchwoman’s adventures in Paris to teach the language.
  • French 1 & French 2 from Carnegie Mellon – Web Site Screenshot from video of two people greeting eachother.

    • The French courses are introductory, interactive video-based courses intended for use by university students and independent learners on the Internet. 
  • Ma France – Web Site
    • The BBC offers 24 video lessons that will teach you French.
    • Welcome to the interactive version of Ma France
      Ma France will help you improve or brush up your basic French with the help of SStéphane Cornicardtéphane Cornicard and 24 interactive video units. The language you’ll learn is spoken and up-to-date. It will help you to deal with a range of practical situations and conversational topics: Directions, dating, house-buying, food and wine etc. The idea is to follow the units in order but you can just dip into them.
  • Easy French Poetry – iTunes Free
    • A French as a second language program, using poetry as a topic for discussion using everyday conversational French.
  • Foreign Service Institute Basic Course: Volume 1 – Web Site
    • The cours is designed to enable you to reach conversational proficiency. You learn how to control the French sound system by listening to the tapes and repeating each phrase. The dialogues present natural spoken French in a variety of contexts, such as, greeting people, registering at a hotel, getting a train ticket, and shopping. The French Basic Course is designed to enable you to reach conversational proficiency. You learn how to control the French sound system by listening to the tapes and repeating each phrase. The 24 units that comprise volumes 1 and 2 present a complete grammatical structure. The dialogues present natural spoken French in a variety of contexts, such as, greeting people, registering at a hotel, getting a train ticket, and shopping. This course is recommended for those who want to acquire a solid base in French grammar and vocabulary.
  • Foreign Service Institute Basic Course: Phonology – Web Site
    • The Introduction to French Phonology course provides additional drills for those who wish to sound like a native speaker of the language. The course may be used beneficially at any stage of learning the language.
  • Foreign Service Institute French Fast – Web site
    • Designed to familiarize you with situations encountered abroad, and to provide you with the language skills you need to cope effectively with those situations. Includes lessons for metropolitan and sub-Saharan French.
  • Foreign Service Institute French: Headstart for Belgium – Web site
    • Textbook and culture notes (PDF) and sixteen audio lessons (PDF).
  • French for Beginners iTunes Free Feed
    • Fun, effective lessons for beginners. Provided by the French Ecole. Podcast. Alexa’s famous french For Beginners’ classes have now been rebranded as Learn French With Alexa.
  • FrenchPod.com – iTunes Free – Feed
    • A series of well-reviewed lessons that will let you learn French on your own terms. Lessons are accompanied by text expansion exercises and other tutoring aids.
  • Le Journal en français facile – iTunes Free – Feed– Web Site
    • Nightly news from RFI presented in slowly spoken French to assist you with your comprehension.
  • Learn French – iTunes Free – Feed – Web Site
    • A well-reviewed series of lessons for beginners and those who want to brush up on their French.
  • Learn French with Coffee Break French – iTunes Free – Feed – Web Site
    • The producers of the very popular Coffee Break Spanish now offer a program that will teach you French.
  • Learn French with Daily Lessons – iTunes Free – Feed
    • These lessons are brought to you by French teachers from Paris. They are best suited for those who already have some beginning French under their belts.Learn French with free daily podcasts, brought to you by French teachers from Paris. DailyFrenchPod is an amazing effective and new way to learn French, combining daily podcast, a daily learning guide including review exercices, PDF transcript, keywords, audio and PDF vocabulary sheets, grammar tutorials, and a large community of students and experts to practice with.
  • Native French Speech Podcast – iTunes – Web Site
    • Listen to interesting conversations between Native French speakers and learn about everyday life in France and cultural French topics
  • News in Slow French – iTunes Free – Web SiteFrench Podcast
    • Program discusses the Weekly News, French grammar, and French expressions in simplified French at a slow pace. Learn French online with us! In our course we emphasize all aspects of language learning from listening comprehension, rapid vocabulary expansion, exposure to French grammar and common idiomatic expressions, to pronunciation practice and interactive grammar exercises. In our program we discuss the Weekly News, French grammar, and French expressions, and much more in simplified French at a slow pace so that you can understand almost every word and sentence.
  • Talk French – Web Site
    • A lively introduction to French presented by the BBC.
  • The French Pod Class – iTunes Free
    • A very popular collection that teaches students the French language and different facets of French culture.
  • University of Texas: Francais interactif – iTunes Free – Web Site
    • UT provides a series of interactive vocabulary lessons. Media can be downloaded from the site.

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