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French is an official language in 31 countries, so learning French will enable you to communicate more effectively with native speakers around the world, significantly enhancing your career prospects. French is an official working language of the United Nations, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the EU and the International Red Cross.

Studying French is much more than simply learning about France. It also means “travelling” around the world, and becoming aware of the varied cultures of francophone countries stretching over five continents.  

Watch a slideshow on "Why Study French".

 

Resources in the Language Resources Centre

 

French Resources Catalogue
The PDF file contains all resources for French that can be found in the Language Resources Centre. It is divided into 3 categories:

 

  • Book
  • Audio CD/DVD
  • Films/TV

In the 'Notes' column you will find details of, for example, CDs that accompany textbooks and vice versa. Other information had been included throughout the catalogue to help identify a specific item if viewing these off-site.

Please note that these resources are offered on a reference-only basis.

 

Resources in the Maughan Library (King's students only)

Library Services Support Pages
The Library Services support pages for French department where you will find a wealth of material.

Beginners

 

French online grammar quiz
A great website for grammar practice.

BBC French
Improve your grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary with BBC French. It also provides good insight into the culture and history of the French speaking world.

Le Point du FLE
A great resource for practising your listening.

Podcast Français facile
Practice your listening, grammar and reading skills with this podcast.

Languages Online: French
A great interactive website to learn some new vocabulary.

Français Interactif
An interactive resource that allows students to improve their reading, writing and listening skills, as well as acquiring lots of new vocabulary.

TV5 Apprendre
A bank of video with guided activities for levels A1 to B2.

 

Intermediate

 

Verb2verbe
Test your conjugation of French verbs on this website.

Learn French by Podcast
A great listening resource.

Bonjour de France
An accessible, colourful website with grammar explanations and exercises, reading comprehension tests, vocabulary quizzes, lists of idioms, and links to cultural sites.

Orthonet
A website where students can have language questions answered and short texts corrected by online language tutors.

Daily French Pod
Learn French with this podcast (aduio and video). It offers many exercises and activities.

Tex’s French Grammar
A very comprehensive guide to French grammar with easy to understand explanations and audio files for help with pronunciation.

TV5 Apprendre
A bank of video with guided activities for levels A1 to B2.

Le Cinema Francais
Learning through films.

 

Advanced

 

RFI Langue Française
Excellent website to practise your listening comprehension with the daily French news.

Agora Vox
Learn about current issues in France with a number of written articles and audiovisual documents.

Forum : méthode de Français
Excellent website to practice your reading comprehension and grammar.

Le Cinema Francais
Learning through films.

 

Dictionaries Culture

 

London Macadam
A magazine for the French community in London.

France in London
The essential guide for everything French in London.

Fle.fr
Organisation that develops and promotes news resources and information for teachers of French.

Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie
International organisation of countries that supports French language and common values.

Culture.fr
Website giving information about cultural events in France.

TV5 Monde
The international French Television channel.

Radio France Internationale
The International French radio station.

Bibliotheque nationale de France
Online resources from the French national library (mostly digitalised books and manuscripts).

Culturetheque
Very interesting website! Culturetheque is the digital platform of the Alliance Francaise de Londres. It offers free e-books, audio and vidoes.

 

Media

Afrique francophone

Burkina Faso

L’Hebdomadaire

Le Faso.net

Burundi

Burundi

Cameroun

Cameroon-info

Côte d’Ivoire

Abidjan.net

Madagascar

L’Express de Madagascar

Mali

MaliWeb

Maroc

Aujourd’hui

Mauritanie

Mauritanie-web

République Democratique du Congo

Congonline

L’Observateur

Mwinda

Rwanda

Rwanda

Senegal

SudOnline

Tchad

Tchad

Togo

Le Togolais

Tunisie

La Presse

Tunisie Infos

Amérique

Québec

Radio:

Radio-Canada

Newspapers:

Revue Argument

Canoe

Vigile

TV and Films:

Office national du film du Canada
A fantastic website that offers free access to the very best of French Canadian film and countless documentaries.

Tetes a claques
French-Canadian language humour.

Département d’Outre Mer et Territoire d’Outre Mer (Overseas Departments and Territories)

Réunion

Clicanoo, le journal de l’ile de la Réunion

Maurice

Le Mauricien

Tahiti

Tahiti Pacifique

Nouvelle Caledonie

Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes

Guyane

Blada

Europe

Belgique

Le Soir

La Libre Belgique

France

Newspaper & magazines:

Le Monde Diplomatique

Le Monde

Le Figaro

Courrier International

Le Nouvel Observateur

LCI

Paris Match
Easy access for beginners with news and celebrities.

Elle
Famous French women's magazine.

L'equipe
Daily newspaper dedicated to sports.

Charlie Hebdo
A French satirical weekly newspaper, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics and jokes.

TV:

France 2
One of the main French national TV channels; also offering numerous podcasts.

Telerama Radio
For a wide range of reading, lectures and other presentations in French on various subjects.

Le Petit Journal
French political satire.

Suisse

Newspapers:

Le Temps

L’Express

TV:

Radio television Suisse

 

Podcasts Study French at King's

 

Evening Language Courses
Members of the public can study French at King's at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

Assessed Modules
Doing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree? You can take a French course as part of your studies (all levels).

Tailor-made Tuition
We offer tailor-made courses in French for individuals and groups.

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