Resources for practicing French on your own - CarrieEGold CarrieEGold

Apps



Games


  • Conjuguemos: Drills for practicing verbs and vocabulary
  • Duolingo: Earn points and unlock levels as you translate (real things!) to learn French
  • Free Rice: Quizzes you on vocab and donates rice to the World Food Programme for each correct answer
  • French-Games.net
  • Primary Games Arena: Some matching and such. Not awesome, but you do get some practice.
  • RealFrench.net: Games for practicing verb conjugations

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Language-Learning Programs



Listening



MOOC's


Updated August 2013

A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the web. In addition to traditional course materials such as videos, readings, and problem sets, MOOCs provide interactive user forums that help build a community for the students, professors, and teaching assistants (TAs). MOOCs are a recent development in distance education.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massive_open_online_course

Some MOOC's conducted in French:

Podcasts



Pronunciation


  • Google Translate: Hear computerized pronunciation of anything you type in
  • Tell Me More: Paid pronunciation program; get a free seven-day trial
  • Phonétique: Hear and test yourself on the different sounds of French
  • Phonemus: Click different letter combinations to hear their pronunciation

Reading




Speaking


Writing


  • ePals

TV Programs for Learning French


  • Muzzy
    • Available from many libraries in the Salt Lake County System
    • Available to watch online from the Salt Lake City Library (must have a City Library card)
    • You can buy the course, but it’s expensive
  • Téléfrançais
    • Episodes available on YouTube
  • French in Action
    • You can buy the course, but it’s expensive
    • You can borrow from Mme Gold
    • Now on YouTube!