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Language Study Resources for students of French



Horizons Textbook Reserves 448.2 M314 448.2 M314a

A student grammar of French (448.2421 online in ebrary)

A comprehensive French grammar (Ref 445 P931)

A frequency dictionary of French : core vocabulary for learners (443.21 L869)

French 2.0: the interactive language course for the 21st century (448.2 B455)

501 French verbs (Ref 448.2 K349)

Cambridge history of the Romance languages (online in Cambridge Histories)

Pimsleur French I, II, III (Disc CD537, 538, 539)

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Videos for students of French

C'est chouette!  (DVD S1075, DVD S1076, DVD S1077)

Bon appétit!: food and drink (DVD S1128)

French negatives (DVD S1065)

French Dictionaries

Start here:

Grand dictionnaire : française-anglais, anglais-français (Ref 443.2 C217a)

The Oxford business French dictionary : French-English, English-French (Ref 650.03 Ox2  and online in Oxford Reference)

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Travel and Culture

Start here:

Contemporary French cultural studies (914.4038 R337)

Culture and customs of France (914.4038 H127)

The Cambridge companion to modern French culture (Ref 309.144 H497)

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Resources for French on the Web (North Carolina State University CHASS)

French resources (Sweet Briar College)

Best French Websites (University of Northern Iowa Becker)

French Connection (BBC)

Videos in French

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Then click the Limit/Sort button in Albert and select your language from the LANGUAGE menu on the right.

You can use the Albert pull-down menu if you want to sort this list into a different order, for example sort by Reverse Year to see the most recent releases first.
You can borrow movies or watch them at the Library.

2) See also

Films on Demand: World Languages

and VAST Literature and Language

3) LINK+ has a lot of foreign-language movies, but does not have the same options described above for searching by DVD or VHS.
To find Spanish-language movies in LINK+, try a Subject search for e.g. "Motion pictures, Spanish". Then use the Limit/Sort option to choose Language.

French News, TV, & Radio

Available in print

Le Francais dans le monde

Le Nouvel observateur

Paris match

Free resources on the Web

MIT Libraries

French newspapers online

Les Unes des journaux de France

Newspapers & magazines


France 2

France 3

France 24

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


Radio France Internationale Includes audio news with transcripts in simple French