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French: General Resources

Resources to support students' study of French


Easy Languages is a non-profit video project that aims to help people learn languages through authentic street interviews. Episodes focus on different topics, and are produced at various locations around the globe. Every Easy Languages video is subtitled in its local language and in English.



Founded in 2007, Babbel is the world’s first language learning app. A leader in the online language learning industry, Babbel is an international success with more than 1 million active subscribers and ranked as the world’s #1 innovative company in education.  Babbel is the shortest path to real-life conversations; 73% of users indicated that they’d be able to have a short, simple conversation in their new language within five hours of using Babbel.


Try out some French language games online to improve your knowledge of:

  • numbers
  • colours
  • animals
  • food
  • and much more!





Access the Collins English to French / French to English dictionary online, designed for students using French and English.

Contains more than 230,000 translations and all the latest words reflecting changes in modern lifestyles, plus helpful sentence examples for your word search.

An Introduction to France Video




busuu is the world’s largest community for language learning, providing courses in 12 different languageson web and mobile to more than 90 million learners worldwide. Learners can sign up for free, or subscribe to a Premium membership to unlock further features like advanced grammar lessonsOffline Mode, McGraw-Hill Education certification or our adaptive Vocabulary Trainer.


A fun way to learn or practice French online, also available as an app.  

"Learn French in just 5 minutes a day with our game-like lessons.Whether you’re a beginner starting with the basics or looking to practice your reading, writing, and speaking, Duolingo is scientifically proven to work."






Online exercises all in one place - the FIAF website includes links to units of French study.










Discover facts about France at National Geographic online. Learn about the history of France, the landscape & geography, the people, and much more!

















Use Language Gym to workout your language skills!  Free games and exercises online, ready for you to use at any time.










The BBC has an archives web page full of interesting and useful French resources. Try French lessons online, explore vocab or access French news.









Read up on what Encyclopedia Britannica has to say about France, with lots of in-depth information about

  • geography
  • politics
  • the people and culture
  • history
  • and so much more!