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French Passive Infinitive
Even though the French infinitive translates as

Euphony - French Pronunciation
In French, there are rules about maintaining euphony; that is, agreeable or harmonious sound. French is a very musical language because it tends to flow from one word to the next with no hiatus (pause). In situations where euphony doesn't happen naturally, French requires that sounds be added or words changed.

French Verb Mood - Le Mode
Mood refers to the verb forms that indicate the attitude of the speaker toward the action/state of the verb; that is, how likely or factual the speaker believes the statement to be. The French language has six moods.

De - French Expressions
Learn some idiomatic expressions with the French preposition de

Par contre - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the French expression par contre.

French Candlemas - La Chandeleur - Crêpe Day
The Catholic holiday of Candlemas, on 2 February, is a feast to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of baby Jesus. In France, this holiday is called la Chandeleur, Fête de la Lumière, or jour des crêpes.

Crêpe-Throwing Game
Celebrate Chandeleur in your French class by playing the crêpe-throwing game. Page 2.

French Proverbs
Spice up your language with some French proverbs.

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The Great "Par Contre" Debate - Is it ever ok to say par contre in French?
French grammarians and dictionaries have argued about par contre for hundreds of years. Is it ever ok to say par contre in French? Page 2.

Opinions - French Expressions
If you want to have a debate in French or discuss your opinions, you need to know the relevant vocabulary and expressions. This page offers suggestions for offering, supporting, asking for, and avoiding opinions in French.

All about Même - French adjective, adverb, and pronoun
The extremely versatile and useful French word même can be an indefinite adjective, indefinite pronoun, or adverb, and is also used in some expressions.

Coucou - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word coucou mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Chouette - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word chouette mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Enchanté - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word enchanté mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Top French Listening Exercises
There are over a hundred listening exercises on this site, ranging from simple dialogues to in-depth listening comprehension exercises. While the topic matter of a listening exercise doesn't necessarily matter, some exercises definitely get a lot more traffic than others. The most visited listening pages tend to be those that offer practical advice or discuss someone or something famous. Here are the most popular French listening exercises on this site.

Je suis fini - French Mistake
What's wrong with

Nouveau vs Neuf - The French words for "new"
English speakers sometimes find it difficult to translate

Allons-y - French Expression
It's time to learn about the French expression allons-y - let's go!

Start a French club
Are you thinking about creating your own French club? This isn't as daunting as it sounds - all you need to do is find a meeting place and some members, decide on meeting frequency, and plan a few interesting activities. This article can help you find the way.

French Comparative Adverbs - Adverbs comparatifs
Comparatives express relative superiority or inferiority; that is, that something is more or less than something else. In addition, comparatives can say that two things are equal.

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Top French Grammar Terms
When you start learning a foreign language, you'll have a head start if you're already familiar with grammar terms related to things like parts of speech in your own language. If you don't know these terms, you'll have more trouble learning French, because grammar is a key component in language study. My French Grammar Glossary can help you understand dozens of grammatical terms, but to give you a head start, I've compiled this list of the essentials with links to more info.

French Superlative Adverbs - Adverbs superlatifs
Superlatives express absolute superiority or inferiority, claiming that one thing is the most or least of all.

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Dis donc - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the French expression dis donc.

Tant mieux - French Expression
If you already know what the French expression tant mieux means, all the better - here are some additional details.

French Passive Reflexive - Passive réfléchie
In both English and French, the passive voice is to be avoided. French has numerous constructions which are commonly used in place of the passive voice, one of which is the passive pronominal. Page 2.

Fois - French Expressions
The French word la fois literally means

French Passive Constructions
Passive constructions are those in which a verb's action is performed on the subject, rather than the subject performing the action as in active (normal) constructions. The passive voice is the most common French passive construction, but there are a couple of others to watch out for as well.

French Past Infinitive - Infinitif passé
The French past infinitive gives a command for something that must be done before a certain time.

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Quelque - French Expressions
The French word quelque means

H - French Pronunciation of H
Learn how to pronounce the letter H in French with this detailed lesson and sound files.

H muet - French Mute H
The letter H is always silent in French, but there are two different kinds of H's. Most French H's are mute - that is, they are not pronounced and the word acts as if it begins with a vowel. This means that liaisons and contractions are done as if the H were not there. Page 2.

H aspiré - French Aspirate H
The letter H is always silent in French, but there are two different kinds of H's. The aspirate H acts like a consonant - that is, though it is not pronounced, it does not allow liaisons or contractions. Page 3.

Entendre parler - French Expression
You've likely heard talk of the French expression entendre parler but do you know what it means? Learn how to use it here.

Dire - French Expressions
Learn how to tell someone off, talk nonsense, be a yes-man, and more with this list of expressions with dire.

Mettre - French Expressions
Learn how to take great care in doing something, spend money on, bolt the door, and more with this list of expressions with mettre.

Se Mettre - French Expressions
Learn how to come clean, team up, gather round, and more expressions with se mettre. Page 2.

Mise - French Expressions
The French word la mise has numerous meanings and is also used in many idiomatic expressions. Learn how to say involvement, make-up, leg-pulling and more with this list of expressions with mise. Page 3.

Parler - French Expressions
Learn how to babble, be a good speaker, make small talk, and more with this list of expressions with parler.

Coup de fil - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expression coup de fil.

Top 10 Advanced French Mistakes
If you speak French at an advanced level, congratulations! You may not be fluent yet, but you're definitely on your way. Nonetheless, there are probably a few concepts you can use a bit of help with. Oftentimes these are small details that don't affect your listener's comprehension, but mistakes are mistakes and if you want to be fluent you need to avoid them. Here are the ten most common French mistakes made by advanced speakers, with links to lessons.

Top 10 Advanced French Mistakes
If you speak French at an advanced level, congratulations! You may not be fluent yet, but you're definitely on your way. Nonetheless, there are probably a few concepts you can use a bit of help with. Oftentimes these are small details that don't affect your listener's comprehension, but mistakes are mistakes and if you want to be fluent you need to avoid them. Here are the ten most common French mistakes made by advanced speakers, with links to lessons. Page 2.

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Fickle French Adjectives - Adjectifs qui changent de sens
There are a number of French adjectives which have different meanings depending on where they are placed. Generally speaking, when the adjective precedes the noun, it has a figurative or subjective meaning, whereas the adjective which follows the noun has a literal or objective meaning.

French Indefinite Adverbs - Adverbes indéfinis
One of the hardest things to translate into French is indefiniteness. French indefinite adverbs, or at least the French equivalents for English indefinite adverbs, are interesting and very useful.

Learn French - Tips for Adults Learning French
Learning French as an adult is not the same thing as learning it as a child. Adults tend to learn by comparing it to their native language and often want to know why something is said a certain way in the language. However, adults have an advantage in that they choose to learn a language for some reason and being interested in learning something is very helpful in one's ability to actually learn it. It is not impossible for anyone to learn French, no matter what their age. It's never too late!

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French -IER Verbs
French verbs that end in -ier are conjugated according to the same rules as regular -er verbs, but there is a letter combination in certain conjugations that makes -ier verbs seem strange.

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French Causative - Le Causatif - Faire + infinitive
The French causative construction (faire + infinitive) describes an action that is being caused—rather than performed—by the subject of the sentence: he/she/it is causing something to happen, having something done, or making someone do something.

French and Modal Verbs
Modal verbs, also called modal auxiliaries or simply modals, are unconjugated English verbs which express the mood of a verb, such as ability, possibility, condition, and necessity. French does not have modal verbs, which can make it difficult to translate them. There are ten common English modal verbs: can, must, should....

French Causative Grammar: Objects and Agreement
Certain aspects of grammar are a little tricky with the causative, including direct object pronouns and agreement. Page 3.

French Reflexive Causative - Se Faire + Infinitive
The French causative is used with a reflexive pronoun to indicate that the subject has something done to himself or asks someone to do something to/for him. Page 2.

French and Compound Modal Verbs
English modals may be followed by

Passer - French Expressions
Learn how to say whatever comes into one's head, to write something off, to kick the bucket, and more with this list of expressions with passer.

French Grammar and Pronunciation Glossary
A bilingual glossary of grammar terms (French and English), with links to related lessons and resources.

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Ils se sont parlés - French Mistake
What's wrong with

On ne sait jamais - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the French expression on ne sait jamais.

A la fois - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expression à la fois.

Ces vs Ses - French Mistake
When writing, it's easy to mix up ces and ses. Learn how to avoid this potential French mistake.

Mon beau sapin - French Christmas Carol
Lyrics for

Expressing Quantity in French - Zero, None, Not Any - Pas De
What happens when the quantity is zero? When there isn't any? Learn how to express this concept in French.

Falloir - French Expressions
Learn how to say far from it, that's more than we need, it takes all kinds, and more with this list of expressions with falloir.

Il n'y a pas du pain - French Mistake
What's wrong with saying

Noël nouvelet - French Christmas Carol
Lyrics for Noël nouvelet, a traditional French Christmas carol.

Vouloir - French Expressions
Learn how to hold a grudge, only half want something, wish someone well, and more with this list of expressions with vouloir.

J'ai lui dit - French Mistake
What's wrong with saying

Bordel - Mot du Jour - French Word a Day
What does the French word bordel mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité - French Expression
Learn about the French motto liberté, égalité, fraternité.

Je sais pas - French Mistake?
Is there anything wrong with saying

Mignon - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word mignon mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Je suis 25 ans - French Mistake
What's wrong with saying

Congé - Mot du Jour - Learn a French word a day
What does the French word congé mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Tenir - French Expressions
Learn how to keep in mind, have on good authority, keep an eye on someone, and more with this list of expressions with tenir.

Empêcher - Mot du Jour - Learn a French word a day
What does the French word empêcher mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Bouffe - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word bouffe mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Éclater - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word éclater mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Je veux que j'aie - French Mistake
What's wrong with saying

Arrondissement - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word arrondissement mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Coup d'État - French Expression
Overthrow incomprehension by learning about the French expression coup d'État.

Make a Mardi Gras Mask - French Project
Mardi Gras, which means

Cauchemar - Mot du Jour - Learn a French word a day
What does the French word cauchemar mean? How is it pronounced and used?

French Exclamative Adverbs - Adverbes d'exclamation
Exclamative adverbs are placed in front of clauses to indicate shock, disbelief, awe, or some other strong emotion felt by the speaker. There are five French exclamative adverbs: comme, que, qu'est-ce que, ce que, and combien.

Carrément - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word carrément mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Rédaction - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word rédaction mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Tout - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word tout mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Génial - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word génial mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Il y sera - French Mistake
What's wrong with saying

Connard - Mot du Jour - Learn a French word a day
What does the French word connard mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Donc - Mot du Jour - Learn a French word a day
What does the French word donc mean? How is it pronounced and used?

rendre compte - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word rendre compte mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Du coup - French Expression
Read this lesson on the French expression du coup, as a result, you'll speak more idiomatic French.

Auparavant - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word auparavant mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Bois - Mot du Jour - Learn a French word a day
What does the French word bois mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Mec - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word mec mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Ainsi - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word ainsi mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Déménager - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word déménager mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Une hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps - French Expression
Is it spring yet? Swallow this less on the French proverb une hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps to find out.

Débrouiller - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word débrouiller mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Enceinte - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word enceinte mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Actuellement - French Mistake
What's wrong with

Si vous voudriez - French Mistake
What's wrong with

Moelleux - Mot du Jour - Learn a French word a day
What does the French word moelleux mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Soupçon - Mot du Jour - French Word a Day
What does the French word soupçon mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Copain - French Definition
Learn the meaning of the French word copain, read example sentences, and listen to a clip of its pronunciation.

Sillage - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word sillage mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Surtout - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word surtout mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Truc - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word truc mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Coquin - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word coquin mean? How is it pronounced and used?

D'abord - French Word Definition and Pronunciation
Learn the meaning, pronunciation, and usage of the French word d'abord.

Égard - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word égard mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Souci - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word souci mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Notre anniversaire - French Mistake
What's wrong with saying

Lendemain - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word lendemain mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Drôle - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word drôle mean? How is it pronounced and used?

BCBG - French Acronym
Here's a preppy and posh look at the French acronym BCBG.

Fesse - Mot du Jour - Learn a French word a day
What does the French word fesse mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Parrain - Mot du Jour - French Word a Day
What does the French word parrain mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Bis - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word bis mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Gratin - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word gratin mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Nuit - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word nuit mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Raconter - French Expressions
Learn how to tell one's life story, spin yarns, be fooling oneself, and more with this list of expressions with raconter.

Doux - Mot du Jour - French Word a Day
What does the French word doux mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Tutoyer - Mot du Jour - French Word a Day
What does the French word tutoyer mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Avouer - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word avouer mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Plutôt - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word plutôt mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Bête - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word bête mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Mémère - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word mémère mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Les Toilettes - Really Useful French Vocabulary!
French vocabulary for toilet amenities, furniture and problems...

French Etiquette at the table
How to be polite at a French table and avoid faux-pas.

French mistake: Entrez vous
I'm a big fan of the comic strip Non Sequitur, by Wiley Miller, and whether you are or not I'm sure you're wondering what on earth that has to do with French.

Travel to Europe - European Travel Information
Links and resources to help you plan your trip to Europe.

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur - PACA - French Region
The French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, or PACA, makes up the south-eastern corner of the country. It's one of the most famous areas in France as it includes Cannes, Nice, and much of what Peter Mayle wrote about.

Alsace - French Region
The northeastern French region of Alsace changed between French and German hands a few times, and remains a cultural mix of the two countries.

Bourgogne - Burgundy - French Region
The French region of Burgundy (Bourgogne in French) is renowned for its food and wine. Dijon is the largest city.

European French Dialects - French in Europe
French dialects, patois, and regional languages in Europe.

Branches of French Linguistics
Looking for information about a certain kind of linguistics? Try these pages.

Rhône-Alpes - French Region
The Rhône-Alpes region is named for two outstanding geographical features: the Rhône River and the Alps mountains.

Languedoc-Roussillon - French Region
The French region of Languedoc-Roussillon borders four other French regions as well as the Mediterranean Sea, Spain, and Andorra. Major cities include Béziers, Carcassonne, Montpellier, Narbonne, Nîmes, Perpignan, and Sète.

Beginning French Listening Exercises
Resources to help beginning French students develop listening comprehension.

French Lessons by Level - Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced French
Find French lessons appropriate to your level - beginning, intermediate, or advanced.

Readers' Responses
Readers share study tips, favorite books, and more related to learning French and loving France.

Perpignan
Perpignan, in Languedoc-Roussillon, is a fascinating city and the capital of French Catalonia.

Lorraine - French Region
The north-eastern French region of Lorraine is the only one that borders three countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, and Germany) and that has two cities of equal importance (Metz and Nancy).

Midi-Pyrénées - French Region
The French region of Midi-Pyrénées is in south-western France and borders both Spain and Andorra. Toulouse is the largest city in this region.

Travel to Paris
Paris, the city of Light, the capital of France, is considered by some to be the most romantic city in the world. Take a look at this page for Paris travel info and tips.

Strasbourg, France
Strasbourg is one of the largest and most beautiful cities in France.

Limousin - French Region
The French region of Limousin is located in central west France. The second-least populated region in metropolitan France, Limousin is known for limousin cattle and porcelain, but there are also many beautiful villages like Châteauponsac and La Souterraine.

French Lexicography - Lexicographie française - French Linguistics
Links to resources related to the study of French words.

French Sociolinguistics - Sociolinguistique française
Links to info about French sociolinguistics.

French Syntax - Syntaxe française - French Linguistics
Learn about French syntax with these links.

French Cities
France has many beautiful cities - here are some of my impressions and photos.

Franche-Comté - French Region
Franche-Comté is a region in eastern France composed of the departments of Doubs, Haute-Saône, Jura, and Territoire de Belfort.

Haitian French Creole - French in Haiti
A French creole is spoken in Haiti - these links offer plenty of information about this interesting relative of French, as well as some lessons for anyone adventurous enough to learn it.

French Morphology - Morphologie française - French Linguistics
Morphology is the study of the meaning of words.

Les Plus Beaux Villages de France
France has an official designation for beautiful villages that meet a strict set of criteria.

French eBooks
Download free French ebooks for your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other electronic reading device.

Advanced French Lessons and Resources
Lessons and resources for advanced French speakers.

Beginning French Lessons and Resources
New to French? Want to review long-ago learned French lessons? This page has links, lessons, and other resources for beginning French students.

Intermediate French Lessons and Resources
Everything the intermediate French student needs: links, lessons, quizzes, and more.

French Community for Kids
These sites offer games and activities for kids as well as opportunities to meet other young Francophiles online.

French Reading Skills - French Reading Proficiency Criteria
Links to various organizations' criteria for the determination of French reading skill level.

French Speaking Skill Levels - Determination of French Speaking Skills
Criteria for determining your level of French speaking proficiency.

French Writing Skill Levels
Various official standards for the determination of French writing skill proficiency.

Advanced French Reading Exercises
Resources to help advanced French students practice and perfect their reading skills.

Bilingual Education Issues and Programs
General information about bilingual education issues and programs, plus a few links specific to French and France.

French Educational Sites for Kids
Hand-picked French sites for kids to learn about culture, the world, and more in French.

French Teacher Supply Stores
French teachers often need to supplement the textbook with movies, posters, and other classroom supplies. Here are some good sources of materials for French teachers.

French Teaching Software
Selected software useful for French teachers.

French Polls
A selection of polls with questions related to French language, culture, and travel.

French Clip Art and Photos
Find clip art and photos related to French and France. Please pay attention to the terms of use on each page - not all clip art is free.

Travel to Louisiana - Louisiana Travel Information
The French spoken in Louisiana has an interesting, although not happy, history. Plan your visit to Louisiana with these resources.

Travel South Pacific - South Pacific Travel Information
Practice your French in the remote islands of the South Pacific.

Beginning French Dialogues
For many students, listening comprehension is the hardest part of learning French. These beginning-level dialogues will help you develop your aural comprehension.

Travel Africa - African Travel Information
More than 20 African countries have French as an official language, and most of them are in West Africa. Take a look at this information to help you get the most out of Africa.

Travel Canada - Canadian Travel Information
Canada is officially bilingual (French and English), and the province of Québec is officially francophone. These travel resources can help you plan your trip to Canada.

Travel to the Caribbean - Francophone Travel Information
There are several French-speaking spots in the Caribbean.

French Language Correspondence Courses and Distance Learning
Study French through correspondence courses or just learn more about distance education.

French Foreign Exchange Programs
Another way to improve your French is to be a foreign exchange student. Find out more and search for the program that fits your needs.

French Homeschooling
Learn about issues, find French-language curricula, and discover more about the pros and cons of homeschooling, aka unschooling.

French Blogs
A collection of the best French blogs - blogs in French, about the French language, and about France.

French Journals - Professional and Academic French Journals
Professional and academic journals related to French and francophonie.

French and Francophone Organizations
French organizations that can help you learn, teach, or translate French.

French Translation Journals
Keep up with the world of translation by subscribing to these French translation journals.

French Pen Pals
Writing to pen pals is a great way to practice your French and meet other French-speakers at the same time. Take a look at these links to various French pen pal sites and make some new friends!

French Encyclopedias - Encyclopédies françaises
These online French encyclopedias are a great resource for term papers or just learning more about francophone cultures and history.

French Videos
Watch French videos with French and English subtitles to work on your French listening comprehension, and learn some new French vocabulary at the same time.

Advanced French Listening Resources
Resources to help advanced French speakers perfect their aural comprehension.

Intermediate French Listening Resources
Listening exercises and resources for intermediate French students.

French News Sites
Visit French news sites to read the French news online.

French and Francophone Radio Stations - Listen to French Radio
Listen to news and music from francophone countries on the radio.

French Listening Skills - French Listening Proficiency Criteria
Links to various criteria for rating your French listening skills.

French and Francophone Television Stations - Watch French TV
Watch the news in French from francophone countries.

Most Common French Phrases
Learn the most useful and common French phrases.

About Laura K. Lawless
Are you curious about the person providing all of this information about French? My name is Laura K. Lawless and you can learn a lot about me on the following pages.

Buying French Supplies - How to Save Money on French Tools
Tips to help you find your

Favorite French Expressions
One of the joys of learning French (or any other language) is getting to know the idiomatic expressions that help make it so colorful. Here are my favorites; what are yours?

Typical French Mistakes
It might be trite, but it's definitely true: we all make mistakes. When you start learning French, you're bound to make lots of errors, and it's only with practice and perservence that you'll get better. The good news is that you're not alone - take a look at these pages to learn how to avoid as many typical French mistakes as possible.

French-Themed Celebrations
For Francophiles, any time is a good time to celebrate French, but there is one holiday in particular that cries out for a French-themed party: Bastille Day. Here are some ideas for a party with some French panache.

National French Week - La Semaine du français
Organized by the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), National French Week is an annual celebration of French language and francophone cultures. AATF organizations, Alliance française branches, and French departments across the country will join in promoting French and everything that goes along with it with assorted activities and events.

Eating and Shopping in France - Book Review
For those of us not lucky enough to be born into the wonderful world of French cuisine, new help is at hand in the form of a French audiobook called Eating and Shopping in France.

Piège - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word piège mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Tondre - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word tondre mean? How is it pronounced and used?

En - French Expressions
The French word en is both a preposition, meaning

Listening: À l'hôtel
Work on your French listening comprehension while listening to this beginning-level dialogue between a hotel receptionist and a client. Related: French hotel

Petit - French Expressions
The French word petit literally means small and is also used in many idiomatic expressions. Learn how to say hungry, dumpy, a little birdie told me, and more with this list of expressions with petit.

Paillard - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word paillard mean? How is it pronounced and used?

French Conjunctions ~ Les Conjonctions
Learn everything there is to know about French conjunctions.

French Coordinating Conjunctions
Coordinating conjunctions join words and groups of words of equal value; that is, which have the same nature or the same function in the sentence. In the case of individual words, this means that they must be the same part of speech, whereas if they're clauses, they must be similar or complementary tenses/moods. Page 2.

Repeated French Coordinating Conjunctions
Certain French coordinating conjunctions can be repeated in front of each of the joined items for emphasis. Page 3.

French Subordinating Conjunctions
Subordinating conjunctions join dependent (subordinate) clauses to main clauses. A dependent clause cannot stand alone because its meaning is incomplete without the main clause. In addition, sometimes the dependent clause has a verb form that cannot stand alone. Page 4.

French Conjunctive Phrases
A conjunctive phrase is a group of two or more words that function as a conjunction. French conjunctive phrases usually end in que and are usually subordinating conjunctions. Page 5.

Parts of the Body - French Expressions
Parts of the body are found in many idiomatic French expressions. Learn how to say irrelevant, lazy, hangover, and more. Each item in this list is linked to a detailed lesson with a sound file and examples of how to use the expression.

Bienvenu - French Mistake
What's wrong with

Arrêter - French Verb Conjugations
Learn how to conjugate arrêter, a regular -er French verb.

Un tiens vaut mieux que deux tu l'auras - French Expression
A good lesson on the French proverb

French School Vocabulary - À l'école
Learn some French vocabulary related to school, including different types of schools and school supplies.

Avoir l'air - French Expression
It looks like you need to learn the French expression avoir l'air.

Ascendo French English Dictionary - Android App Review
Ascendo's French English Dictionary + app for Android includes a variety of language tools to help you understand, pronounce, and practice French or English vocabulary and verbs. It's equally useful for speakers of either language.

French-Speaking Celebrities
If your students don't see any point in learning French, maybe Jodie Foster and Johnny Depp can help: we've compiled a list of famous non-native French speakers around the world - if your students know how many cool people speak French, they might realize how cool French really is!

Easter in France - Pâques
Pâques (Easter) is a holiday celebrated even by many non-practicing French Christians. It features flying bells, blessed branches, and chocolate eggs.

Mon petit doigt m'a dit - French Expression
A little birdie told me you should read this lesson on the French expression mon petit doigt m'a dit.

Français - French Expressions
Français is French for

French Apocopes and Abbreviations - Apocopes et Abréviations
It is very common in French for long words to be abbreviated by dropping one or more syllables at the end. Study this list of the most common French apocopes.

Déjeuner - French Verb Conjugations
Learn how to conjugate the French verb déjeuner, meaning

Ombre - French Word
Learn the meaning of the French word

Does pour que need the subjunctive?
Does the French expression

Does the French Verb Penser Need the Subjunctive?
Does the French verb penser need the subjunctive? Find out with the Subjunctivator!

French Search Engines - Moteurs de recherche
If you do a lot of internet searches related to French-speaking countries, using a French-language search engine may yield more relevant results.

Retrouver - French Verb Conjugations
Learn how to conjugate retrouver, a regular -er French verb that means to remember.

Learn the French pronunciation of the letters 'eau'
Learn how to pronounce the letters EAU in French with this detailed lesson and sound files.

French Vocabulary Related to Soccer and the World Cup
Whether you love playing soccer or just watching games like the World Cup, you'll want to learn some French soccer terms.

Invariable French Adjectives
In French, adjectives normally have to agree with the nouns they modify in gender and number. However, there are numerous adjectives which don't agree - they have a single form that does not change to reflect the gender or number of the noun. These are called invariable adjectives. French color adjectives derived from nouns, such as animals, flowers, fruits, gems, and metals, are usually invariable.

Invariable French Adjectives
In French, adjectives normally have to agree with the nouns they modify in gender and number. However, there are numerous adjectives which don't agree - they have a single form that does not change to reflect the gender or number of the noun. These are called invariable adjectives. French adjectives borrowed from other languages are usually invariable. Page 2.

Ci-joint - French Expression
Lesson on the French expression ci-joint; explanation of what it means and when it requires agreement attached.

Ci- French Prefix
The French prefix ci- can be added to adverbs, prepositions, or adjectives to indicate the location of something mentioned in a document.

Bon - French Expressions
Learn some idiomatic expressions with the French word bon

Passé composé vs Imparfait
A quiz on the sometimes tricky distinction between le passé composé and l'imparfait

Étouffer - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word étouffer mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Mettre son grain de sel - French Expression
Click to stick your nose in the idiomatic French expression mettre son grain de sel.

Voir - French Expressions
Learn how to see stars, see life through rose-colored glasses, wait and see, and more with this list of expressions with voir.

Bi-gender French Nouns
While most French nouns are either masculine or feminine, several dozen can be either. Some of these terms are obscure or technical, but there are a few common nouns that you'll definitely want to memorize.

Bercer - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word bercer mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Bûcher - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word bûcher mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Cantonner - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word cantonner mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Constater - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word constater mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Crible - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word crible mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Cure - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word cure mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Trouille - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word trouille mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Délaisser - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word délaisser mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Démodé - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word démodé mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Dépoussiérer - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word dépoussiérer mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Envergure - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word envergure mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Nouer - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word nouer mean? How is it pronounced and used?

French Weather Vocabulary - Le Temps
Ready to make the ultimate small talk? Learn to chat about the weather in French in this lesson with sound files.

French Acronyms and Abbreviations - Acronymes et sigles français
Acronyms and abbreviations abound in French, especially in newspapers, on the news, and in political discussions. You might not be able to learn all of the French abbreviations and acronyms, but you can get a good head start by memorizing this list of the most common ones.

French Punctuation - Writing in French
Learn the main differences between French and English punctuation.

Déjà vu - French Expression
If you've already learned about this French expression, you might feel a strange sense of déjà vu.

Cinq ans dans la vie d'une petite fille, 1940-1945
Looking for a short book written in relatively easy French? Interested in reading a new perspective on World War II? Cinq ans dans la vie d'une petite fille, 1940-1945 might be just what you need.

Vers vs Envers - French Prepositions
Do you know the difference between the French prepositions vers and envers? They both mean

Tirer plus vite que son ombre - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expression tirer plus vite que son ombre.

Comme d'habitude - French Expression
As usual, this lesson offers everything you need to know about the French expression comme d'habitude.

Abonner - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word abonner mean? How is it pronounced and used?

French Exclamative Adjectives - Adjectifs exclamatifs
The French exclamative adjective, quel, is placed in front of a noun to express admiration, astonishment, indignation, or another strong sentiment about that noun.

Le québécois en 10 leçons - Le cours de québécois parlé - Alexandre Coutu
Le québécois en 10 leçons

Le québécois en 10 leçons - Le cours de québécois parlé - Alexandre Coutu
Le québécois en 10 leçons. Page 2.

Think French - Online Audiomagazine
Think French is an online French audiomagazine suitable for intermediate French learners.

Galocher - Mot du Jour - French Word a Day
What does the French word galocher mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Footing - Franglais
Learn about the franglais word footing: what does it mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Parking - Franglais
Learn about the franglais word parking: what does it mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Mail - Franglais
Learn about the franglais word mail: what does it mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Fooding - Franglais
Learn about the franglais word Fooding: what does it mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Assumer - Mot du Jour - French Word a Day
What does the French word assumer mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Trier - Mot du Jour - French Word a Day
What does the French verb trier mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Le coaching
Learn about the franglais word coaching: what does it mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Talkie-walkie - Franglais
Learn about the franglais word talkie-walkie: what does it mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Look - Franglais
Learn about the franglais words look, relook, relookage, relooking, and relooker: what do they mean? How are they pronounced and used?

Challenge - Franglais
Learn about the franglais word challenge: what does it mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Giclée - Mot du Jour - French Word a Day
What does the French word giclée mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Mademoiselle - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word Mademoiselle mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Fleuve - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word fleuve mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Sweat - French Vocabulary - Anglicism
Learn about the anglicism un sweat: what does it mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Machin - Mot du Jour - French Word a Day
What does the French word machin mean? How is it pronounced and used?

De rien - French Expression
Don't thank me until you've read this lesson on the French expression de rien.

Faire la tête - French Expression
No need to sulk, just click to learn all about the idiomatic French expression faire la tête.

Recto verso - French Expression
Everything you need to know about the French expression recto verso fits on one piece of paper.

Bon voyage - French Expression
You can't have a good trip until you learn about the French expression bon voyage.

Bon gré mal gré - French Expression
Like it or not, you should know how to use the French expression bon gré mal gré.

RSVP - French Expression
Please repond to this request: click to learn about the possibly French expression RSVP.

Tiens - French Expression
Here, learn about the meanings and uses of the French expression tiens.

Faire l'école buissonnière - French Expression
Don't play hooky - click to learn about the idiomatic French expression faire l'école buissonnière.

Ça alors - French Expression
Here's a lesson on the French expression ça alors. How about that!

ŒIL - French Pronunciation of ŒIL
Learn how to pronounce the letters Å’IL in French with this detailed lesson and sound files.

EIL / EILLE - French Pronunciation of EIL - EILLE
Learn how to pronounce the letter combinations EIL and and EILLE in French with this lesson and sound files.

Trier - French Verb Conjugations
Learn how to conjugate trier, a regular -er French verb.

Kiffer - French Verb Conjugations
Learn how to conjugate kiffer, a regular -er French verb.

Jour - Journée - French Expressions
The French words jour and journée both mean day and are also used in many expressions. Learn how to say day off, nowadays, update, and more.

Meilleur - French Expressions
The French word meilleur literally means

Rien - French Expressions
The French pronoun rien usually means nothing, and is also used in many expressions. Learn how to say for no reason, not a chance, worthless, and more with this list of expressions with rien.

French Expressions with France
Learn some idiomatic expressions that include the word France

Fêter - French Verb Conjugations
Learn how to conjugate fêter, a regular -er French verb.

Penser - French Expressions
The French verb penser means to think and is used in many expressions. Learn how to say remind me, it's well thought out, not likely, and more with this list of expressions with penser.

Mieux - French Expressions
The French word mieux literally means

Finir - French Expressions
Learn how to say never-ending, it will end in disaster, finally, and more with this list of French expressions with finir.

Comme - French Expressions
The French word comme literally means like or as and is also used in many idiomatic expressions. Learn how to say soaking wet, knee-high to a grasshopper, everyday, and more idiomatic expressions with comme.

Il faut lui faire attention - French Mistake
What's wrong with saying

An - Année - French Expressions
The French words an and année both mean year and are also used in many expressions. Learn how to say school year, the sixties, on average, and more.

Mal - French Expressions
The French word mal literally means

Matin - Matinée - French Expressions
The French words matin and matinée both mean morning and are also used in many expressions. Learn how to say dawn, repeatedly, sleep late, and more.

How to Learn French Online
My free, 20-week French learning course is available as an online checklist or a weekly newsletter. Whichever format you choose, you'll be presented with basic French vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar lessons in a logical study order, with each week's lessons building upon previous topics.

Le fond de l'air est frais - French Expression
If warmer temperatures make you think it's time for summer clothes, you might want to reconsider with the French expression le fond de l'air est frais.

Le cinq à sept - French Expression
The expression le cinq à sept refers to what could be considered a very French version of Happy Hour.

Bien entendu - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expression bien entendu.

A cause de - French Expression
If you don't know what the French expression à cause de means, it's because you haven't read this lesson.

Je n'y peux rien - French Expression
If you don't know the French expression Je n'y peux rien, you can do something about it: read this lesson.

Dents du bonheur - Dents de la chance - French Expression
It might be your lucky day - learn about the idiomatic French expressions dents du bonheur and dents de la chance.

Ne tirez pas sur le pianiste ! - French Expression
Don't shoot the messenger, just click to learn about the idiomatic French expression ne tirez pas sur le pianiste.

Ça marche - French Expression
If it works for you, click to learn about the idiomatic French expression ça marche.

Couper les cheveux en quatre - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expression couper les cheveux en quatre.

Le jour J - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expression le jour J.

Bon débarras - French Expression
Learn how to pronounce and use the French expression bon débarras.

J'en peux plus - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expression j'en peux plus.

Se mettre sur son trente et un - French Expression
Learn about the meaning and uses of the idiomatic French expressions se mettre sur son trente et un and être sur son trente et un.

À peu près - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the French expression à peu près.

Là- French Prefix
What does the French prefix là- mean and how is it used?

Pas mal - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the French expression pas mal.

Grâce à - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expression grâce à.

À rebours - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expression à rebours.

J'en passe - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expression et j'en passe.

Drinks - Les Boissons - French Vocabulary
Eat, drink, and be merry! If you want to purchase your favorite beverage at a restaurant, bar, or grocery store, you need to be able to say it in French. Here's a list of the most common drinks, with sound files. À la vôtre !

Bon rapport qualité-prix - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expression bon rapport qualité-prix.

French Airport Terms
Planning to fly to France or another French-speaking country? Study this airport vocabulary to help you make reservations, buy tickets, negotiate the airport, and get on the plane.

Blague à part - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expressions blague à part and sans blague.

In - French Prefix
The French prefix in is added to many adjectives as well as some adverbs and nouns to create their opposites.

Tout d'un coup - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expression tout d'un coup.

Avoir une faim de loup - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expression avoir une faim de loup.

En vouloir à quelqu'un - French Expression
Learn about the meanings and uses of the idiomatic French expression en vouloir à quelqu'un.

All About Finir - French Verb
Finir is one of the most common French verbs. It is a regular -ir verb that sometimes causes difficulty for French students in the passé composé.

Quand - Lorsque - Lors de - Pendant
What's the difference between the conjunctions quand and lorsque, the similar-looking expressions lorsque and lors de, and the temporal terms lors de and pendant? That's what this lesson is all about.

Bon vs Bien - Confusing French Pairs
The French words bon and bien are often confused, because they have somewhat similar meanings and they can both be adjectives, adverbs, or nouns.

The Year in French
Saying what year it is or when something happened can be a bit tricky because French has two different words that mean

French Adjectives and Pronouns
French has six types of adjectives with corresponding pronouns, meaning that the adjective plus noun can be replaced by an equivalent pronoun.

Meilleur vs Mieux - Confusing French Pairs
Like bon and bien, meilleur and mieux can be confusing for French students. Meilleur is the comparative and superlative form of the adjective bon (good), while mieux is the comparative and superlative form of the adverb bien (well). When translating into English, there is no difference between meilleur and mieux, hence the confusion.

What day is it? Today is ... - French Days of the Week
Learn how to talk about the days of the week in French, including how to ask and answer the question what day is it? Page 2.

Mauvais vs Mal - Confusing French Pairs
The French words mauvais and mal are often confused, because they both have negative meanings and can be adjectives, adverbs, or nouns.

Dates in French - La Date
Knowing how to talk about the date is essential for making reservations and appointments. Dates are a little bit different in French and English, but they're not difficult once you learn the rules and formulas.

Avec - French Preposition
The French preposition avec means with and is used much like its English equivalent.

Sans - French Preposition
The French preposition sans means without and can be used with nouns, pronouns, and verbs.

Partir - Sortir - Dormir - French Verbs
The French verbs partir, sortir, and dormir are part of an important set of irregular -IR verbs which share a conjugation pattern.

Avoir - French Verb Conjugations - Compound Tenses
Learn how to conjugate the French verb avoir into all the compound tenses.

Être - French Verb Conjugations - Compound Tenses
Learn how to conjugate the French verb être into all the compound tenses.

Chose - French Expressions
The French word une chose means

Pas - French Expressions
The French word un pas literally means

Pas de problème - French Expression
Don't know how to use this French expression? Pas de problème! Just click to learn all about it.

Mon œil - Gestes français - French Gestures
Learn about the French gesture 'mon Å“il.': script src http french gestures english expression gestes forum discussions

Professions in French ~ French Vocabulary
Learn how to talk about your profession in French.

Languages and Nationalities - French Vocabulary
Test on languages and nationalities in French.: sans serif font french vocabulary document url french test body background

French Vocabulary - Hobbies, Sports, Games
Test on vocabulary for hobbies, sports, and games in French.

Tu vs Vous - French Subject Pronouns
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Introductions - How to introduce yourself in French
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French Home Vocabulary
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French Ordinal Numbers and Fractions
Ordinal numbers are used to express rank or position. French ordinal numbers are often taught at the same time as fractions because, beginning with

D'ailleurs - French Expression
Here's a lesson, and a good one, by the way, on the essential French expression d'ailleurs.

C'est-à-dire - French Expression
The French expression c'est-à-dire is essential, that is, if you know how to use it.

Piauler - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word piauler mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Apprêter - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word apprêter mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Basculer - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word basculer mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Brouter - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word brouter mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Concertation - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word concertation mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Escrime - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word escrime mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Éveillé - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word éveillé mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Exagérer - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word exagérer mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Excursionner - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word excursionner mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Fabuler - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word fabuler mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Flâner - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word flâner mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Gagne-pain - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word gagne-pain mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Gérer - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word gérer mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Grain - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word grain mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Jalouser - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word jalouser mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Loufoque - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word loufoque mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Pinailleur - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word pinailleur mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Raccrocher - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word raccrocher mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Raffiné - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word raffiné mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Régal - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word régal mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Ronfler - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word ronfler mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Tranche - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word tranche mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Tuyau - Mot du Jour - Learn a French Word a Day
What does the French word tuyau mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Changer les idées - French Expression
Need to take your mind off things? Click to learn about the idiomatic French expression changer les idées.

C'est pas vrai - French Expression
You don't know what this French expression means? C'est pas vrai !

Creux - Mot du Jour - French Word a Day
What does the French word creux mean? How is it pronounced and used?

Twenty Questions - Warm-Up Activities and Fillers for the French Classroom
Most language teachers find that there is a bit of dead time during class. This may occur at the beginning of class, as the students are arriving; at the end of class, as they are thinking about leaving; and right in the middle of class, when transitioning from one lesson to another. During this dead time, the best option is to spend five or ten minutes on a short, interesting activity, like Twenty Questions.

Categories - Warm-Up Activities and Fillers for the French Classroom
Most language teachers find that there is a bit of dead time during class. This may occur at the beginning of class, as the students are arriving; at the end of class, as they are thinking about leaving; and right in the middle of class, when transitioning from one lesson to another. During this dead time, the best option is to spend five or ten minutes on a short, interesting activity, like Categories.

Teaching Combined-Level French Classes
Budget cuts and low interest in language are always bad news for French teachers, and one common solution is to combine different levels of French classes, particularly levels 3 and 4. While this is fine for the school budget, it can be very tricky for French teachers to meet the needs of both levels. Here are some ideas to keep your sanity while making the class interesting for your students.

Combined-Level French Classes - Student's Point of View
Comments from some students who took combined-level French classes. Page 2.

Keep a French Journal - French Project
There are any number of ways to practice French every day, and one easy and interesting one is to keep a French journal. This project, which can be done in class or independently, is fully adaptable for any level and duration.

M & Ms - Warm-Up Activities and Fillers for the French Classroom
Most language teachers find that there is a bit of dead time during class. This may occur at the beginning of class, as the students are arriving; at the end of class, as they are thinking about leaving; and right in the middle of class, when transitioning from one lesson to another. During this dead time, the best option is to spend five or ten minutes on a short, interesting activity, like Mnms.

Name Game - Warm-Up Activities and Fillers for the French Classroom
Most language teachers find that there is a bit of dead time during class. This may occur at the beginning of class, as the students are arriving; at the end of class, as they are thinking about leaving; and right in the middle of class, when transitioning from one lesson to another. During this dead time, the best option is to spend five or ten minutes on a short, interesting activity, like the Name Game.

Language Scrapbook - French Class Project
Language classes are as fun or as boring as the teacher and students make them. Here is one idea for an interesting project for your students or for independent-study students looking to spice up their self-instruction. While this project is best suited for a long-term activity to be turned in at the end of the year, it can also be adapted for less time - whatever fits your schedule.

Sentences - Warm-Up Activities and Fillers for the French Classroom
Most language teachers find that there is a bit of dead time during class. This may occur at the beginning of class, as the students are arriving; at the end of class, as they are thinking about leaving; and right in the middle of class, when transitioning from one lesson to another. During this dead time, the best option is to spend five or ten minutes on a short, interesting activity, like building sentences.

Create a French Magazine - French Class Project
Give your students an assignment to create a French magazine, with articles and ads. While this project is best suited for a final project and can be used as the basis for an end-of-term presentation, it can also be adapted for less time - whatever fits your schedule.

Warm-Up Activities and Fillers for the French Classroom
Most language teachers find that there is a bit of dead time during class. This may occur at the beginning of class, as the students are arriving; at the end of class, as they are thinking about leaving; and right in the middle of class, when transitioning from one lesson to another. During this dead time, the best option is to spend five or ten minutes on a short, interesting activity.

Chanson du nouvel An - French New Year's Song
Lyrics for Chanson du nouvel An, a French New Year's song.

Choral des Adieux - French New Year's Song
Lyrics for Choral des Adieux, a French New Year's song.

Dans le silence de la nuit - French Christmas Carol
Lyrics for Dans le silence de la nuit, a traditional French Christmas carol.

D'où viens-tu, bergère - French Christmas Carol
Lyrics for D'où viens-tu, bergère, a traditional French Christmas carol.

Falalalala - French Christmas Carol
Lyrics for Falalalala, a traditional French Christmas carol.

C'est le jour de la Noël - French Christmas Carol
Lyrics for C'est le jour de la Noël, a traditional French Christmas carol.

Le p'tit renne au nez rouge - French Christmas Carol
Lyrics for Le p'tit renne au nez rouge, a traditional French Christmas carol.

Aujourd'hui le Roi des Cieux - French Christmas Carol
Lyrics for Aujourd'hui le Roi des Cieux, a French Christmas carol.

L'enfant au tambour - French Christmas Carol
Lyrics for L'enfant au tambour, a French Christmas carol.

Vive le vent - French Christmas Carol
Lyrics for Vive le vent, the French equivalent of the Christmas carol

Easy French Poetry Reading and Analysis
Easy French Poetry Reading and Analysis is a French conversation audio series about poetry. This unique project combines listening practice with an analysis of French poetry and is ideal for high-intermediate French students, though any level student from low-intermediate to advanced can benefit from listening to French poetry read by a native French speaker.

C'est une fait - French Mistake
What's wrong with saying

Cet jeune homme - French Mistake
What's wrong with

Cettes filles - French Mistake
What's wrong with

Chercher pour quelque chose - French Mistake
What's wrong with

Demander une question - French Mistake
What's wrong with saying

Écouter à la radio - French Mistake
What's wrong with saying

Free - French Lesson
The English word free can be an adjective, adverb, verb, or noun and has a number of different meanings, which can make it difficult to translate free into French. Take a look at this lesson on how to say free in French.