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A scene from Ma France

Online lessons with audio, games, vocabulary, grammar explanations and exercises

For beginners

Talk French and The French Experience
Online video lessons

Beyond beginners

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Ma France
An interactive video course

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Crosswords with audio
Expand your French vocabulary

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Test your French

Test your French

French test

Are you a complete beginner, quite fluent or somewhere in between?

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French news, TV & radio

Radio France Internationale
Includes audio news with transcripts in simple French

BBC Afrique
News in French for French-speaking Africa

TV5: Apprendre.TV
French-learning website in French from the Francophone global TV channel

French TV and French news online
How to watch in the UK

Déjà Vu
Radio play about a bilingual love affair

French Connection
Interviews about French across the world

La Vie en Creuse
Audio interviews in rural France

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French classes and courses

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French phrases

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Holiday phrases

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French slang

Guide to streetwise French

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Rugby French

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Watch Jonny Wilkinson training in French, try a quiz and pick up rugby terms in French

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