Ressources pour apprendre ou améliorer son français.

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Are there good tools for learning to speak French?

I'm a newcomer to France, I've have never had a formal education in French at school (being raised in South Africa), and i'm really trying to improve my French by: Taking lessons once a week, ...
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Start learning French through English [on hold]

I desire to learn French, but I am very new to it, i.e. I don't know even a single word in French. I googled this, but I could not access a proper site to learn French online. How can I learn ...
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Are there any sites dedicated to having French subtitles for French films?

I see a lot of French subs for English shows but finding French subs for French media has been difficult. Does France not provide subs for hard of hearing people? Anyone know of any sites that have ...
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Where can I find large French texts in .txt format ?

I need to download a long roman/novel in .txt format as a reference so that I can analyze it for some kinda of concordance and finding phrases that I can use as examples. By this way I can improve my ...
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Dans quel ordre enseigner le français ?

Mon petit-ami irlandais essaie de réapprendre le français et je me suis fait une mission de l'aider. Je suis italienne mais je suis née et j'ai vécu au Luxembourg, donc je le parle assez couramment ...
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Free online resources for beginner course [closed]

Along the lines of the same question on German Language & Usage, what are good, free online resources for an English speaker to learn French properly from scratch? Ideally, important areas such ...
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Que puis-je étudier après avoir terminé tous les niveaux de Rosetta Stone? [closed]

J’étudie le français depuis de quelques mois et je viens de terminer tous les niveaux de Rosetta Stone. C'est un bon programme, mais je crois que j'ai beaucoup de mots et de grammaire à étudier, et ...
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Simple audiobooks/books which are not “Learn French” books

I live in Flanders (Belgium) and I've studied French for many years at school, but I wasn't really interested and not trying very hard. So I've lost a lot of potential, but now I really want to start ...
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Learning a bit of French with not much time

A native English speaker who I follow on twitter, who's speaking (in English) at a programming conference in Paris tweeted What's the best way to learn a tiny bit of French in a week? A week in ...
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What movies or TV series can I use to improve my French?

Watching movies or TV series are very helpful in learning a language. What such movies or series (french ones, of course) is recommended for a new learner? This is what I experienced in learning ...
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Y a-t-il des émissions françaises qui ne sont pas trop difficiles ?

Je prends AP French Language & Culture et je ne peux pas écouter le français sans difficulté. Les émissions d'actualité de tv5monde sont d'un bon niveau pour moi mais je cherche d'autres émissions ...
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Are there any french image board sites like the American 4chan?

Since I am from a non French speaking country it's hard to know any underground content. Is there a French equivalent of 4chan?
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How would I check for vulgar meanings of words..?

I just stumbled across the verb 'venir' - to come. I was wondering if it had a similar set of meanings as it would in English (to come to some place, and also to orgasm). Are these translations ...
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French word list with genders

I have been looking for a list of French nouns with corresponding gender for a machine learning experiment. So far I've only found lists of words without gender, or small lists including gender mostly ...
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Are there good online resources for the easy translations?

Given that site policy is veering away from 'simple' translations (if such a thing exists!), which on-line resources would you advise people to use?
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Is there any textbook based on the natural method? [closed]

Question: Is there any textbook for learing French that are based on the natural method? What's the natural method, you say? It is a method of learning the language like a child would, that is the ...
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Are there any alternatives to Google Translate?

I use Google Translate frequently. It has been incredibly helpful for finding the definitions of individual words. However, when it comes to learning about piecing together French phrases, Google ...
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Are there any good online resources for English/French parallel reading?

I am (re-)learning French and would like to grow my vocabulary and contextual grammar by reading the same texts in parallel. I know there is a couple of books that do English and French stories side ...
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Science or technology related resources to learn French [closed]

So, I want to learn French quicker, and I figured that I don't really listen much... I mean, English is easy to learn, you just read it and listen to it all the time through the Internet, TV shows, ...
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List of French minimal pairs

I'm searching for a comprehensive list of minimal pairs in the French language. At best a list that contains minimal pairs for all possible combination of phonemes. Can you point me to a resource? ...
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Where can I find a online resource for assessing French proficiency or vocabulary?

I sometimes organize French language study group meetups. A serious problem is that people show up a wide spread of competencies. Successful study groups do best when most of the people are at a ...
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French grammar resources without technical grammar terminology

I'm a beginning learner and I'm looking for recommendations on a book or site with super-simple to understand French grammar rules. The thing is a lot of sources say stuff like "like an infinitive in ...
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Similar words in English and in French, and counterexamples

Recently, I've been learning French language and I've noticed that many words in English have similar words in French, for example the word “example” in English and the word “exemple” in French. If I ...
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Web service or program that shows the use over time for a French word

In English when I want to see the evolution of the use of a term over time, I can use Google as shown below. Is there any similar website or program for French?
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Grammar resources for DELF A1 test

Are there resources for the required "Grammar" for DELF A1 test?
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Radio or podcasts for French language learners?

I'm looking for some French radio (preferably available online) which is good for French language learners. Not necessarily for beginners or learners specifically (though don't mind to get ...
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Un dictionnaire standard du français (référence)

Je travaille sur un petit projet (logiciel), ce qui sera une référence générale de la langue française. C'est un logiciel qui analyserait du texte français. Malheureusement je trouve que la plus ...
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Computer and online games RPG/MUD in French

As I recall, I was helped greatly when learning English (I am fluent now) by computer games available at the time, such as King's Quest or Leisure Suit Larry. They required me to read textual ...
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Downloadable French dictionary

I've been searching for a while for finding a French-to-French dictionary and I found nothing. Is there any good such dictionary? Note: I want to use it on my laptop like longman, I do not need any ...
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Books for intermediate French-learners, similar to “Le petit prince” [closed]

I've been learning French for a while. Le Petit Prince is at just the right reading difficulty, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Are there other books similar to this? I'm looking for a novel: ...
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French to English dictionary with native audio (preferably for Android)?

I'm learning French and I'm not sure who the accurate French dictionary publishers are... In English there are dictionaries that always have too many errors such as Collins. So, what publisher ...
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Online French dictionary for mathematics

I am reading a book and several papers in mathematics which are in French. Sometimes I have problems in translating (understanding) some words or phrases. I am looking for some online (or ...
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Existe-t-il un dictionnaire anglais-français de termes techniques?

Je dois parfois traduire de l'anglais au français des offres d'emplois qui sont techniques (dans le domaine logiciel), et j'aimerais pouvoir utiliser un ouvrage de référence pour confirmer certains ...
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Liste des meilleures ventes de livres en français

Pour améliorer mon français, je ne voudrais lire que les livres en français pour lesquels des traductions en anglais existent. Maintes fois, si je n'avais pas fait appel aux traductions anglaises, je ...
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Où trouver des sources fiables sur les gentilés ?

Il n’est pas rare de se demander comment on appelle les habitants d’une ville, d’une région, d’un pays, … Or, contrairement à d’autres langues, le français connaît peu de règles en la matière. On ...
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Ressources en français avec transcriptions, excepté films et livres audio

Pour améliorer ma compétence d'écoute, je voudrais écouter (ou regarder) du français et puis lire la transcription. Je ne suis pas à la recherche de films, car il faut leur consacrer trop de temps ...
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Où trouver des livres audio (audiobooks) non romanesques et contemporains ?

J'aimerais savoir où je puis acquérir, à titre gracieux, des livres audio non romanesques et modernes écrits en français, ou traduits en français, ceux qui sont forcément publiés pendant les 50 ans ...
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Is there a site like soundcomparisons.com for French?

Soundcomparisons.com is a great site for listening to how a certain word is pronounced in different accents of English from all over the English-speaking world. Is there a site like this for French? ...
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French radio or tv programs about the French language?

I've just started to learn French and as I'm very interested in language in general, in my mother tongue, I listen to radio programs and watch tv series about this language. I'm thinking that I would ...
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Is there any video or audio with accurate subtitles or transcripts?

I'm looking for audio or video in French that is accurately transcribed. Preferably, a series or podcast with multiple chapters. Right now I go to youtube, type in a word in French and filter by ...
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Learn French from music — resources?

I am looking for resources for learning French from music. (Not just adequate music, but the totality of resources, like written French Lyrics, translation, English version etc.)
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Corpus français (modernes et historiques) / Modern and older French corpora

La mention par Gilles du corpus français de l'université de Leipzig, dont j'ignorais l'existence, me fait poser cette question : quels sont les corpus (corpora ?) français accessibles en ligne, qui ...
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Related French and English words — how to find them ?

Many French and English words are related, though often not synonyms or "faux amis". Are there some good lists of such words or some database/tool/website that makes it easy to track them down, ...
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Les nouvelles en français avec les transcriptions

Pour améliorer ma compétence d'écoute, je voudrais suivre les nouvelles en français. Ainsi, je cherche une chaîne qui fournit la transcription pour l'audio et la vidéo. Jusqu'à présent, je n'ai pu ...
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Y a-t-il un équivalent de vocabulary.com en français?

Vocabulary.com est un site incroyable qui personnalise un programme d'apprentissage de vocabulaire pour les anglophones de tous niveaux, de niveau débutant jusqu'à niveau très avancé. Y a-t-il ...
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A good iOS app to learn Medieval French

Any advice for someone who wants to get started on Medieval French? I would like to hear about some suggestions.
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Lack of phonetic transcriptions in French & Audio Dictionaries with Prononciations

When I was learning English, every dictionary that I ever came across with, had a phonetic transcription, so I could easily understand how the word is pronounced. For example, phonetic transcription ...
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Learning the French language online [duplicate]

I am interested in learning French but don't know the first thing about it. I just love how it sounds as well as the complexity of it so I decided that I want to learn it. What would be either the ...
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Learning materials for French from novice to professional [closed]

As a young boy I studied some French and spent some time in France but I have forgotten much of the language. However, recently. I have felt the need to relearn it and hopefully, learn it better this ...
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Recommended grammar textbook for self-study

There are French grammar textbooks written in my native language. However, most of them are either too simple (containing not enough information) or too hard (contain many information but less ...