French Phrases, Vocabulary, Grammar, Pronunciation, & Listening Resources
French Language Tutorial 2nd edition is now available! The updated edition of FLT includes more vocabulary, sample sentences, and cultural information as well as newly recorded (and free) mp3s. The PDF e-book is available for immediate download for $14.95 USD. A paperback coil-bound book can be printed on demand and shipped world-wide by Lulu.com for $29.95 USD + shipping. You will receive the e-book for free with purchase of the paperback. Please visit the Store for more information.
Recordings of mp3s were done by a native speaker
of French from Haute-Savoie. Feel free to download them for your own personal use or in other non-commercial educational settings. I encourage French teachers to use them in classes too! If you use Mozilla Firefox, I highly recommend the DownThemAll add-on to make downloading much faster and easier.
For the vocabulary lists, I am making audio flashcards [French to English and English to French] with a flash mp3 player in each "card" so you can listen to the pronunciation of the words as you study. The flashcards will open in a new window and you simply click => to go on to the next set of flashcards or to continue on to the exercises.
The exercises can be matching, multiple choice or fill in the blank and they
will also open in a new window.
After certain sections, the Real French icon will direct you to accompanying audio files to help you improve your comprehension of spoken French with the French Listening Resources mp3s and exercises.
There are many more countries and regions around the world that speak French instead of just France, Quebec, Belgium and Switzerland, but those are the only dialects that appear on this site for now so that is why only those four flags are shown at the top of the page.
Transparent offers many language programs, including the Before You Know It Deluxe flashcard program, Everywhere Audio, and Premium and Complete Editions.
Rocket French is a course for beginners that includes 31 interactive
audio lessons, 45 grammar lessons, vocabulary and verb software
games, as well as a members only forum. There is also a 60 day
guarantee in addition to a free sample course that you can download.
The full course is available as a download or as a 25 CD pack.
Book Recommendations. Language textbooks
are rather expensive and generally only include the formal, written language.
You will need more exposure to the real spoken language if you want to
Le Français Familier et Argotique: Spoken French Foreigners
Should Understand by Pierre-Maurice Richard
Insider's French: Beyond the Dictionary by Eleanor Levieux &
Tune Up Your French by Natalie Schorr
Upgrade Your French by Margaret Jubb
1,001 Pitfalls in French by Annie Heminway, James H. Gre & Daniel
French in Action by Pierre J. Capretz, et al.
The Ultimate French Review & Practice by David M Stillman &
Ronni L. Gordon
Exploring the French Language by R. Anthony Lodge, et al.
101 French Idioms by Jean-Marie Cassagne & Luc Nisset
101 French Proverbs by Jean-Marie Cassagne
Mastering French Vocabulary by Wolfgang Fischer
Better Reading French by Annie Heminway
Teach Yourself French Language, Life & Culture by Celia Dixie
Ultimate French by Living Language
French Fun: The Real Spoken Language of Quebec by Steve Timmins
Street French 1 by David Burke
Street French 2 by David Burke
Street French 3 by David Burke
Street French Slang Dictionary & Thesaurus by David Burke
Colloquial French by C.W.E. Kirk-Greene
Streetwise French (with Audio CD) by Isabelle Rodrigues &Ted
Streetwise French Dictionary/Thesaurus by Ian Pickup
Merde ! by Genevieve & Michael Heath
Merde Encore ! by Genevieve & Michael Heath
Hide this French Book by Eve-Alice Roustang-Stoller