Learning ressources for adults
How to improve your oral comprehension?
1-Apprendre le francais avec TV5 Monde (Level A1-C2)
Exercises for beginners
Le flash info
Dossiers de 7 jours sur la planète
2-Apprendre le francais avec RFI
Journal en Français facile (A2-B1)Vocabulaire de l’actualité
Dossiers avec exercices
3- Daily news from TF1 (Level B1 and above)
Journal du week/end
4-Daily News from Radio Canada (Montreal) (B1 and above)
Videos Radio Canada
5-Quotidien (news) de Yann Barthes et son équipeVery interesting news with critical points of views – level B2-C1
6- Le Grand Journal de Canal +
7- Les Guignols (Level B2-C2)
News parody, very funny and actual. You would find there a lot of cultural references and be in touch with French humor! It also gives you an impression about how French people see the events.
Learn the daily life language, familiar expressions with funny short series
Scène de ménage (Level B1-C2)
In those short videos, you witness the daily issues of 4 different couples.
Serie Kamellott (Level B2-C2)
Hilarious show about King Arthur and his knights. You will find the character mixing very different kind of languages: argot and formal French.
Serie 10% sur Netflix (Call my Agent) (Level B2-C2)
Very good to learn professional as well as unformal French. Good jokes!And you will learn a lot about French culture.
Serie Plan Coeur (hook up plan) sur Netflix (Level B1-C2)
It's not the best show ever, the acting is a bit over the top, but it's great to learn familiar French.
How to improve your oral production?
1- Read out loud
2- Listen to the news (for example TV5- 7 jours de la planete) while reading the transcriptions
3- Watch a French movie with French subtitles. Listen to a sentence, stop the movie and repeat the sentence out loud.
4- Go to a class and talk as much as you can. In our conversation class, we not only make sure students are interacting and talking a lot, but we also correct them. It’s indeed very important to get corrected and to repeat the sentence correctly to make sure you develop the right reflexes.
5- Go on an immersion trip, but be careful, if people don’t correct you, you might get the habit of saying things wrongly.
Here is a list of common mistakes of english speakers using words known as "faux amis / wrong friends"
Resource for prononciation
Explained in English
How to improve your written comprehension?
How to improve your written production?
1- Learn your grammar!
Work with a good book, do exercises regularly
La grammaire progressive du Francais (Clé International)
Débutant: ISBN-10: 209033858X
Intermédiaire: ISBN-10: 2090338482
Avancé: ISBN-10: 2090338628
2- Write little texts and read it out loud.
You might be able to correct your own mistakes.
3- Take a course in which your teacher will give you written homework.
Many teachers don’t do it, since it’s more work for them (they have to correct your homework at home), but it’s essential for you. Because during the class, more time should be devoted to talking.
4- Take private lessons and work on your weaknesses with your teacher.
It’s good to practice writing in a useful and authentic context for example: writing a letter to friends, writing emails, invitation, professional correspondence etc..
Internet Resource for all skills
Here are interesting links where you can find all kind of activities/ resources
- Le Point du FLE
Activities for adults and children
- Bonjour de France
Grammar - Understanding - Vocabulary
Activities are ordered according to proficiency levels A0-B2
- Liste des pays en francais (watch the article!)
- Chosen articles and videos from the News
- Verbs in "er"
Je parlE, tu parlES (don't pronounce s), il parlE, nous parlONS, vous parlEZ (pronounced é), ils parlENT (don't pronounce nt!)
- Verb Etre
- Verb Avoir
- Verb Aller
- Verb faire
faire de + sport (accent canadien)
Ressources for exam preparation and all skills
1- DELF subjects - exemples de sujets du DELF
2- Books for beginners, where you can find good audio tracks to train your comprehension skills and all kinds of good exercices
Reussir Le Delf A1: Livre A1 & CD Audio - Didier
Preparation A L'Examen Du DELF A1- Hachette
Activites Pour Le Cecr A1 - Clé international
Those books are also available for higher levels: A2, B1, B2
3- Good books for C1 level
Activites Pour Le Cadre Europeen Commun De Reference- Niveaux C1-C2 (French Edition) - Clé International
Reussir Le Dalf: Niveaux C1 et C2 - Didier
French learning methods
Book 1: ISBN-10: 8484435601
Alter Ego Plus
Book1: ISBN-10: 2011558107
Le Nouvel Edito
Book level B1: ISBN-10: 2278072692