Resources for FIAF Students
Learning French at FIAF goes beyond the classroom! Find below a selection of resources to immerse yourself further in the French language and culture.
Resources at FIAF
Be sure to visit the John and Francine Haskell Library on the 2nd floor (FIAF Manhattan) for an extensive collection of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and the digital platform Culturethèque! You can also find FIAFLibrary on Spotify to enjoy our collection of French music. Learn more.
Immerse yourself in French culture at FIAF! Our cultural offerings include performances, art exhibitions, and Art de Vivre talks. FIAF also hosts New York’s only year-round French cinema series CinéSalon. Join us every Tuesday for an evening of film in French with English subtitles, followed by wine and conversation. Students get in for free with their complimentary FIAF membership. View upcoming events.
Your Textbook Resources
Practice your French through the online language learning platforms connected to your textbook. Those using the Cosmopolite series can access the audio/video files from their textbook using these links. These have been grouped into lists that correspond to FIAF’s General French textbooks for Beginner A1 to Expert C1/C2 levels.
- Cosmopolite 1 / Parcours digital
- Cosmopolite 2 / Parcours digital
- Cosmopolite 3 / Parcours digital
- Cosmopolite 4
- Défi 5
Studying French on the go is easy with this selection of apps for your mobile phone.
DuoLingo: Extensive written lessons and dictation, and a vocabulary section where learned words can be practiced.
Anki: Download sets of flashcards and build your vocabulary.
Memrise: Makes learning fun with mems – little snippets of imagination and humor that aid memorization.
WordPower: Learn vocabulary with pictures and audio files. Store difficult words in a word bank or enable push notifications to receive a “word of the day.”
Learn French with RFI: Improve your French through a virtual adventure as you step into the shoes of a journalist to investigate a suspicious case.
Whether you want to look up verb conjugations, take a grammar quiz, or catch the latest news, there is an exciting variety of websites to help you master the French language. We have five sections to get you started. Bon courage!
Start off by diving into this selection of dictionaries, grammar lessons, verb conjugators, and recorded and illustrated vocabulary.
Larousse FR-EN Dictionary: larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais
EN-FR Food Dictionary: beyond.fr/food/english-french-food-dictionary
Slang Dictionary: mondouis.pagesperso-orange.fr
Verb Conjugator: leconjugueur.lefigaro.fr
Vocabulaire audio et illustré : languageguide.org/french/vocabulary
French Grammar Explained: laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr
Practice and Play
Challenge yourself! Test your level and improve knowledge of grammar, vocabulary and phonetics with interactive exercises and games.
Test your level of French: testfle.campuslangues.com/
Interactive exercises: la-conjugaison.nouvelobs.com/exercice
Interactive exercises for kids and teens: lumni.fr
Practice French with TV5 Monde: apprendre.tv5monde.com
Strengthen your comprehension skills through interviews and recordings from TV commercials, all accompanied with quizzes tailored for different levels.
TV5 Monde quizzes: parlons-francais.tv5monde.com
Sharpen your skills with this interactive magazine: bonjourdefrance.com
Listen to interviews with native speakers: gabfle.blogspot.com
Videos from French TV and Internet: flevideo.com
Culture and Media
Gain an insight into French culture and current affairs through its major national dailies, Web TV and radio.
French music: Spotify: Pour apprendre le français
French music for kids: Spotify: Toddlers and Kids’ French Songs
Le Monde: lemonde.fr
Le Parisien: leparisien.fr
Le Figaro: lefigaro.fr
Radio France Internationale: english.rfi.fr
TV5 Monde: tv5monde.com
France 24: www.france24.com/en/
Courrier International: courrierinternational.com
Le Gorafi (news satire, like The Onion): legorafi.fr
French Morning: frenchmorning.com/edition/new-york