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Resources

A French tutor is available through the Tutoring & Learning Center. The French tutor for the 2012-13 academic year is Cassondra Kollatz.

French Online Magazines and News

Radio, TV and Interactive French Sites

Teaching Resources

France: Language / Culture / Art / Literature

France: Geography and History

The Francophone (French-Speaking) World

Additional French Links

La France Physique

Paris et les Régions et les Provinces

Les Langues de le France

L'Union Européenne

La République Française

L'Etat

Les Partis Politiques et les Elections

La Famille

Le Travail es le Temps Libre

La Protection Sociale

Les Religions

L'immigration

L'éducation

Les Medias

La Technologie et le Commerce

Culture and History

  • Grand Marchè d' Art Contemporain: a collection of contemporary French art viewable by artist, theme or type of work.
  • Musée canadien des beaux-arts: links to special exhibitions, collections and much more.
  • Provence Market: links to food, hotels, the arts, and more from Provence.
  • WebMuseum, Paris: organized by artist, movement, or century; offers images and information about a wide variety of art.
  • Louvre: the Louvre's Web site offers a glimpse of its collections, as well as its history, publications and current exhibitions.
  • Martine Carles: view the works of this painter from Montpellier. Her works demonstrate deep emotion and reflection on human life.
  • Musée de la civilisation: a wealth of material in this Québec museum. Loaded with historical information, or visit the collections, the virtual boutique and much more.
  • Gastronomy: Provence-Beyond (Beyond the French Riviera) is a site that includes recipes as well as word lists that will make any French restaurant menu a breeze to interpret.
  • Les Fromages de France: what goes better with wine than the many cheeses of France? Take a look at the cheeses by region.
  • Need a recipe for French food? Check this out!
  • Histoire-Premier Ministre: historical information on France from the late 1800's to the late 1900's.
  • l'Espace Culturel: the name says it all. You will find links to music, literature, art, archeology, and more. Don't miss this site!
  • L'Explorateur Culturel: just as the title says, a place to explore French culture and language. Includes links to art, literature, politics, language learning and much more. All in French!

Music, Radio and Television

Literature

Language Learning Sites

  • Make French Your Business: this online learning tool includes video sequences followed by online practice exercises.
  • Tex's French Grammar: offering a guide to French grammar and practice exercises.
  • Civilisation français: an intermediate course for learning French culture through pictures and video. Answer self-check questions to test your new knowledge.
  • French Reading Comprehension: Intermediate level reading exercises. Read, study and quiz yourself.
  • Verb Conjugation: choose your tense and type in the infinitive to get the correct verb form.
  • ARTFL: Project French-English Dictionary Form: type in the term of your choice either in English or French and get the corresponding translation.
  • Dictionnaires et Lexiques: choose your favorite dictionary from a long list including French/English, technology terms, grammar terms, historic language, encyclopedias, and more.
  • The Minnesota Language Proficiency Assessments (MLPA): The Minnesota Language Proficiency Assessments (MLPA) are a battery of instruments that are designed for use in certifying the second language proficiency of secondary and post-secondary students in French, German, and Spanish. The MLPA can be used to facilitate the articulation of language instruction between secondary and post-secondary education and to help make placement decisions. MLPA components are available for evaluating proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Pencil-and-paper versions of all four tests are available. Computer-based versions of the reading tests are available now, and computer-based versions of the listening and writing tests will be available by late Summer 1999.

Chat and Virtual Worlds

  • Le MOO Français: an environment for French enthusiasts to meet and practice the target language in a conversational atmosphere.

Country/City Tour

  • Connect France: prepare foryour visit to France with this informative site. Includes information onhotels, restaurants, leisure and more. Don't miss the wine section!
  • Aix-en-Provence: a site for those of you thinking of studying abroad in this charming city.
  • Guide officieux de Ferney-Voltaire: learn about this beautiful French city in the alps.
  • Le Nord-Pas-de-Calais: focused on northern France, this site is organized by categories such as culture, geography, food, and so on.
  • Paris: a French multimedia tour including links to everything that's hot in Paris.
  • Corsicamedia: a plentiful directory of Corsican sites. Easy to navigate with drop down menus by category.
  • Sauveterre-de-Béarn: tour this medievial city in the French Pyrenees. Get historic information, visit monuments, and peruse general hotel and tourist information.
  • Prenez le train: everything you want to know about trains in France, including price for an imaginary (or real) voyage. Also connects to the SNCF server.
  • Guide Web des Vacances et de l'Hébergement en France: planning a vacation in France and need a place to stay? Here you will find everything from campsites to apartments to rent.
  • Parc naturel régional de Chartreuse: visit this beautiful park and the surrounding areas. Wonderful pictures of the architecture and historical information.
  • Québec: the official tourism site for Québec including everything you need to explore this region of Canada.

Grab Bag

  • French Studies Web: access to scholarly resources in French Studies; subjects range from archeology to women's studies.
  • Francophonie canadienne: news, government, search feature and a variety of other links to French speaking Canada.
  • AdmiNet: the French connection to regional, governmental, and business information.
  • Chroniques Cybérie: a weekly list of sites of general interest. Search feature available.
  • ClicNet: offers a long listing of French links by subject. Information intended for instructors, students, and anyone else interested in French language and culture.
  • French @Lehman, à CUNY et au delà...: links to French speaking sites by region as well as general French language resources. Of special interest areAfrique francophone, ”le en ”le, and New York City Francophone.
  • La Toile du Québec: still haven't found what you're looking for? Try this French Portal from Qu

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