Learning French at FIAF goes beyond the classroom! Here are resources for students who want to immerse themselves even more in the French language and culture.
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.
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!
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: www.larousse.com/en/dictionaries/french-english
EN-FR Food Dictionary: beyond.fr/food/english-french-food-dictionary-1.html
Slang Dictionary: mondouis.pagesperso-orange.fr/fa.htm
Verb Conjugator: machaut.uchicago.edu/conjugator
Vocabulaire audio et illustré : languageguide.org/french/vocabulary/
French Grammar Explained: laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/index.html
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: campus-electronique.tm.fr/TestFle
Interactive exercises: didieraccord.com
Interactive exercises: club-forum.com/s_exos.asp?rub=6
Word games for beginners: jeuxdemots.providence.learningtogether.net
Test your conjugation with games: athomelibre.free.fr/conjugaison/
Vocabulary tests: users.skynet.be/providence/vocabulaire/francais/menu.htm
Grammar tests: polarfle.com
Phonetic exercises: phonetique.free.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.
About France: asapfrance.info
French music: platea.pntic.mec.es/~cvera/hotpot/chansons/
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/ny/