French as a Second Language
Language Guide - French Readings — "The interactive readings help users develop comprehension skills by allowing him or her to hear the reading of a text, maneuver within the sound track and rehear difficult phrases, as well as see the text of what is being read. In addition, the readings allow students to build vocabulary and develop reading skills."
Zoo de la Palmyre is an interactive site with all sorts of good textual material on animals.
FSL Article Reading Strategy - Handout for students.
Authentic Resources for FRENCH – This wiki lists sources of authentic material that can be used for teaching and learning French: Images, texts, sound, videos, comptines et chansons, and more.
Thinking and Learning through Fables – “The tale of The Fox and the Crow and the story of the Brave Mice are presented as a short interactive stories read by native French speakers. The texts are accompanied by Resource Manuals containing extensive banks of resources and activities designed to develop language learning strategies and knowledge about language. There are also printable A4 versions to use as big books.”
Everyday French for Children – This page on the Web site of Radio Canada International offers traditional tales and legends from Canadian culture and tradition.
French Language News and Magazines – This page on the Website of MIT Libraries offers a listing of links to French language online news sites and magazines with a brief description of each resource.
Northumberland Language Learning Resources – A collection of interactive children's stories translated into multiple languages including French.
BBC Languages - French - This Web site offers a number of features for learning French
- France Inside Out French Journey - Take a guided tour around five French cities. Part of the BBC Web site.
- How to turn "culture shock" into an enriching experience: Working with the French.
- Living and Working in France - Link to Eurografters How to organize your life abroad, with the help of our Eurografters in France.