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ListTitleDescription
01 Meeting and greeting Basic phrases, numbers 1 – 100
02 Family, friends and locations Family and friends, descriptions, locations
03 School School general terms, school subjects, school activities
04 Time and date Talking about the time, talking about the date, the seasons, daily routine, expressions of time
05 Interests and activities General activities, names of popular sports, expressing an opinion about an activity
06 In town Places in town, phrases to use in town, directions
07 Food and drink Naming food and drinks, phrases to use about eating and drinking
08 At home Rooms of a house or apartment, other basic nouns at home, useful phrases at home
09 At the hotel Parts of a hotel building, other useful words and phrases at the hotel
10 Travel and transport Transport types, phrases to use with transport, simulation role play
11 Useful expressions General conversational expressions and expressions useful in writing tasks
12 French verbs Common French verb forms with subject pronouns, regular past, present and future tenses, patterns in irregular verbs, table of common irregular verbs

For details about Continuing French and Advanced French with CAL in 2017, see the 2017-S1 and 2017-S2 program pages.

Links by French keywords

Sujet Lien à suivre
Les activités List 5, List 12
Les activités à l'école List 3, List 4
Les boissons List 7
La date List 4
Les descriptions List 2, List 5
L'école List 3
Les expressions utiles List 1, List 11
La famille List 2
Le futur simple List 5
La géographie List 2
L'heure List 4
A l'hôtel List 9
La maison List 8
Les matières à l'école List 3
La nourriture List 7
Les numéros List 1
Les opinions List 5
Le passé composé List 5
Le restaurant - expressions à utiliser: manger et boire List 7
Les sports List 5
Les transports List 10
Les verbes List 12
En ville List 6

External resources for French

Guides, online courses and tutorial resources

With the increased number of sites shown here, these are now listed alphabetically to make navigation easier.

BBC – "The Mind Set from Bitesize" learning resources organised by subject – From the BBC Education home page, scroll down and select a curriculum such as England-GCSE or Scotland-Higher, then choose French from the subject options on the next screen. The audio and video resources are not available to users in the Australian region, but there are vocabulary lists and self-correcting exercises that are accessible. On selecting England-GCSE-French, eight topics are listed:

BBC – GCSE Bitesize French resources previous version – As flagged at the top of this older BBC GCSE Bitesize French page, this is no longer updated, but it contains useful resources for senior secondary French. Unlike the new "Mind Set from Bitesize" BBC education pages cited above, this older version of "Bitesize" allows access to audio resources for users in the Australian region.

BBC French language – Products for sale

Comme une française – Géraldine Lepère presents advice for expats who live in France - there are some free resources and there are others for purchase

Connectigramme – "Ce site se veut une porte ouverte vers des tableaux de révision des règles du français et vers des ressources en ligne." The list of (at the time of writing) 35 links includes

DELF sample exam papers – The DELF and DALF are diplomas awarded by the French Ministry of Education (Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale) to recognise the French-language skills of non-French candidates. These resources are managed by the CIEP (The Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques), an institution of the French Ministry of National Education.

DuoLingo – "Learn a language free. Forever."

French About Dot Com – This has been re-badged as ThoughtCo Learning and Teaching French (see below)

Français Facile – Try the links to:

Français Interactif (University of Texas Austin) – See the chapter index by themes and the grammar index - very clear home page for access to these resources

French4You – Vincent Lefrançois describes his site as "a website dedicated to French language [with] thousands of videos to learn French from scratch or enhance your skills in French".

French Tutorial – Self-describes as: "The French Tutorial is a web-based step by step lesson covering basics, pronunciation, but also grammar, vocabulary and everyday French. It offers audio support for better oral comprehension, a table of contents and an index for faster searches."

La Bulle FLE – Site géré par Célyne Huet; on the right, select an option to see resources for: Verbes; Grammaire; Savoir-faire; Lexique; Socio-cultural; Phonétique

La-Conjugaison.fr – This site, managed by L'Obs – see also below under current affairs – is one example of many reference sites for French verb conjugation, which exist because of the importance of this topic in French grammar; it also has exercices to practice verb usage, but the dictionary with definitions and synonyms is limited in scope and other sites have more on these

Lawless French – By Laura K. Lawless, who used to run the about.french.com; resource types include expressions, grammar lessons, listening practice, quizzes and tests (with a focus on the DELF exams - see above) and vocabulary lists; for a mapping of content, scroll down and view "Quoi de neuf", "Categories" and "Lessons by topic" on the right hand side.

Le Point du FLE Le Point du Français Langue Etrangère in its "Apprendre le français" (learn French) section provides resources with more than 7000 links grouped by topics such as:

Mango Languages – Access it free of charge via your ACT Public Library membership.

Podcast français facile – "Apprendre le français avec podcastfrancaisfacile.com" – dialogues, textes, grammaire, phonétique, activités, librairie

ThoughtCo Learning and Teaching French – Formerly French.About.Com, this site offers French language guides to improve reading, writing, and comprehension skills for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Many of the articles are by Laura K. Lawless, who previously authored material on French.About.Com and who also has the Lawless French website (see above).

TV5Monde – The levels are from the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Université du Québec à Trois Rivières – École Internationale de Français From here, choose Services Pédagogiques – Outils Pédagogiques on the left and then select one of the levels (Niveau Débutant, Niveau Intermédiaire; Niveau Avancé)

Reference

Online sources to look up words and phrases – a quick option is to run a Google search with the required expression in English followed by the words "in French", eg accommodation in French, then select from sources (some of which also provide an audio version of the French) such as the following (listed here alphabetically) in the search results: Be selective with the search results. In the search example above, some will direct you to accommodation providers, not online dictionaries, so the accommodation providers can be ignored in the search list if your purpose was to find the French for the word "accommodation".

Actualités - news and current affairs

These are now listed alphabetically. The leading definite article is not used in determining the sequence.

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