CCSF Language Center
Click here for the Spring 2013 Learning Center (R207) French tutoring schedule.
Click here to access Le Cercle Français de CCSF blog.
Click here to go to French links selected by CCSF French professor Françoise Navarro.
Click here to watch a popular French soap opera described in the The New York Times.
Click here to go to French 1A links!
and Reference Tools
Click here to access Lyrics Training, an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills through the music videos and lyrics of your favorite songs.
Click here to check out flashcards, study games and more for chapter 1 of Horizons (5th edition). You can print out the flashcards, listen to the words pronounced in French (at fast or slow speed) -- be sure to choose French from the drop-down menu in the upper left-hand corner of the screen -- and then write what you hear, practice vocabulary through various games, etc. Make your own flashcard sets as well.
Click here to check out Professor Renée Morel’s daily informative and entertaining bite-size posts on Franco culture on her FrancoFun page (in French) on Facebook. (For intermediate- to advanced-level students.)
Study French online through
City College of San Francisco.
out the Allons-y website from Heinle Cengage
Learning. Try the Autocorrigés.
Quiz to accompany Allons-y. Created by CCSF French
instructor Carol Reitan.
Web Exercises to accompany Allons-y created by CCSF French instructor Carol Reitan.
- Horizons, 5th Edition, iLrn™, a premium publisher’s site that includes an e-book and other resources.
- Free Horizons, 5th Edition, Study Tools: Check out the self-correcting “Tutorial Quiz” feature. Navigate to the desired chapter by clicking the arrows next to “Select Chapter” in the upper lefthand corner of the screen.
Free Séquences, 1st Edition, Study Tools: Try out the self-correcting “Web Quiz” feature for each chapter! Navigate to the desired chapter from the “Select a chapter...” drop-down menu in the upper lefthand corner of the screen.
- Séquences, 2nd Edition, iLrn™, a premium publisher’s site that includes an e-book and other resources.
exercises to accompany The French Experience. Here you’ll find links to video, audio, interactive exercises,
Phonetique helps students of any level of French learn independently or with
a teacher in the classroom; for example, work on the difference
between “ou” and “u,” or try some fun tongue
twisters! This site is recommended by CCSF French instructor Isabelle
Forvo offers pronunciation help in all languages.
Basic Pronunciation contains links to pages where you can hear the
alphabet, the days of the week, months of the year, etc.
Interactif from the University of Texas, Austin. A first-year
course with lots of video material featuring U of T-Austin students studying
abroad in Lyon.
Grammar Central is the most complete list of French grammar
sites on the web.
Volant is appropriate for beginners (French 1A or 1B) and continues for
students as they advance. It consists of a cartoon story with audio
(transcript is available for those who want it) and activities that
go along with material presented in the cartoon story.
BBC presents a series for beyond beginners level, French 1B or 10B.
Ma France presents 24 interactive video units from various areas
of France, interviewing native speakers in a variety of professions.
Transcripts and translations, as well as activities, supplement each
Languageguide.org. See the picture, read the text, hear the pronunciation. Alphabet,
numbers, many categories of vocabulary. A wonderful resource. Click
here for the companion French
Lexique - FLE offers thematic lessons
with sound and exercises. Great!
Real French from Manchester Metropolitan
University in England. Check the message boards for students of
French; France Virtuelle (view relevant links and answer questions
about the Metro, movies, music and shopping); vocabulary games;
includes an abundance of useful grammar exercises.
French Grammar from the University of Texas, Austin. This site
has it all! Grammar explanations, exercises, sound files, and humor.
Check it out.
VTI-Bruges visite Paris may benefit French 2+ students most,
but others in French 1 and 10 will like the Paris “tour.”
Weboscope offers a collection of resources from Belgium for learning French.
Search Engines/Moteurs de recherche
Français à San Francisco
Française. Check the events section for films and for Rendez-Vous
Littéraires, some featuring CCSF student (and AF prof) David
Bay Area Francophile
List. Subscribe to this list to receive a list of all the Bay
Area events for francophiles. Very complete. Edited by CSU Sonoma
professor Suzanne C. Toczyski.
Café Musée. Le Café Musée meets regularly on
Saturdays throughout the academic year. Enjoy coffee and other treats
as you engage in lively discussions about art and history and meet
other CCSF students of French with various levels of fluency. Check
here for upcoming events.
Consulat Général de France
de San Francisco
- The Language Mixxer is a free educational website for language exchange (i.e., locating a French conversation partner to exchange French for English) via Skype. Ask your instructor to sign up your class!
- Chat at AboutFrench.com.
France24 has 24-hour news reports from business, politics, and culture, with
video clips; also in English and in Arabic.
Beelinetv offers selected broadcasts from various French-language television programs
from France to Guyana and Martinique!
- French in France offers videos of native speakers organized by the following
categories: basic communications; culture and social life; necessities;
shopping and services; and transportation.
- French Combined Index offers video clips of native French speakers
in Canada, Martinique, Morocco, Senegal, and Luxembourg organized
into the same above categories. A wonderful resource!
Commeaucinema.com - Toute l'actualité cinéma sur internet. Find out what films
are currently playing in France. Choose “Bandes-Annonces” to see
a list of movie trailers en français!
a French TV channel: France2, France3, France4, or France5.
French radio, television, music, podcasts and more
Points de départ
of the best organized and most complete French resources:
Château de Versailles is the
official site of the Château de Versailles!
Les Pages de Paris
Les Photos de Villes (Les Pages jaunes) Enter an address, then see a photo of the place!
Really neat. See photos of Paris, Lyon, Nantes, Lille, Nice, Marseille,
or Toulouse. Une ville, une adresse, une photo, et un plan!
Paris is the official site of the Ville
PariServe offers all Paris on the web.
La Tour Eiffel is the official site
of the Eiffel Tower.
francophone is an excellent collection of links to sites in and
about Francophone Africa from Lehman College. You’ll find print,
sound, and video resources, general and organized by country.
Agence de la Francophonie is the official organization of the 49 francophone countries.
Art and Life in Africa
Online is a project of the University of Iowa with information
about many countries in Africa where French is spoken.
au Vietnam is a virtual exposition from the French Ministry of Culture offering a history of writing in Vietnam.
French Guiana has resources
MontréalCAM offers many
views of Montréal.
Voir Le Sénégal is an exploration of the Francophone
world developed by Colby professors and technologists. This website
centers around six short video clips shot in and around Dakar, narrated
in French with links to French transcriptions. You will need the
free Quicktime Player installed on your machine to view the clips.
Vietnam offers photos of the country.
Polar-FLE Apprendre le français avec l'inspecteur Roger Duflair. Learn French while you play an exciting mystery game from
the Presses Universitaires de Grenoble.
Jeu de l'Oie Apprendre le français en s'amusant. Learn French while you play fun games including among other topics art, grammar, phonetics and a mystery.