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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


Ma France
An interactive video course


Crosswords with audio
Expand your French vocabulary


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


French classes and courses

Find a French class close to you


French phrases


Holiday phrases

Listen, read, print out and download


French slang

Guide to streetwise French


Rugby French


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

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