The American Association of Teachers of French, the official AATF WWW page.
The AATF National Commission on Cultural Competence has produced a model defining general standards for cultural competence and applying those standards to the many French-speaking areas of the world.
Libération is a well known French newspaper on the left.
Le Monde is France's best known daily newspaper.
Agence France Presse has daily international news summaries in French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and English.
Sympatico is an online French language news service in Canada (versions in French & English).
Le Parisien en ligne, journal français.
Paris Match online French magazine with an emphasis on photos.
Le Nouvel Observateur Quotidien en ligne, journal français.
L'Expansion: online news that should be particularly useful for commercial French classes.
L'Express is the well known French magazine with many on-line articles.
FLE exercises: DELF Training - Free Common European Framework of Reference based test preparation for the DELF (Diplôme d'études en langue française).
Français Interactif - online interactive materials from Univ. of Texas at Austin.
Français: Ressources télécharcheables - online exercises for French children.
TenneseeBob Peckham at the University of Tennessee at Martin has developed the archetypical FL WWW collection for French called: Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links! This is the place to start for French teachers.
TBob's Globe-Gate links site is a rich collection of resources for developing lessons in French as well as for some other languages for a wide range of curricular areas. Bob Peckham's Globe-Gate site includes:
- French Lessons from Everywhere a collection of lessons culled from on-line courses on the WWW.
- Leximagne - l'Empereur des pages dico a collection of links to hundreds of on-line French dictionaries.
- French Radio and TV Resources will help you find French audio and video on the net and integrate it in classes.
- Francophone Business News is useful if you are adding a business or commercial component to your French class.
- Explications de Texte for online references for French literature analysis.
- 19th-Century French Literature (A Globe-Gate Research Library)
These are just a few of the Globe-Gate resources. There are quite a few other highly useful Globe-Gate pages.
David A. Gatwood's collection is organized from links by Bob Peckham (TennesseeBob): Dave's French Links.
Online dictionnaire des synonymes from the Laboratoire CRISCO.
Larousse online dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Le Lexique Français - Anglais provides terminology for a wide variety of categories.
The CAST/ACPLS site French as a Second Language includes lots of resources for teaching French.
Pédagogie et didactique du FLE/FLS - FrancoFil.
La Maison des enseignants - is a French site with a variety of materials.
Le Trésor de la langue française informatisé: TLFI - is a truly exceptional dictionary tool.
Le Grand dictionnaire terminologique from the Office québecoise de la languge française.
Le site Grammaire Française - BEPP from the Centre hypermédia des ressources didactiques de l'Université Laval.
LanguageGuide.org Français- has sections for Vocabulary, Grammar, and Readings.
Eduscol: Lettres : pedagogical practices site from France for French, languages & culture, and antiquity.
Litterature audio.com has free audio audio books.
GreatSong.net music at http://www.greatsong.net/, musique en français.
Taratata French television with live music.
La fnac - magasin de médias: livres, disques, vidéos, cédéroms: online catalog.
French as a Second Language Activities with M. Renaud - French activities for young learners, parents and teachers - tips for students or parents, great links, online activities, printouts, games, songs and more.
The île en île page by Sylvie Roussel-Gaucheran and Thomas C. Spear presents information about the francophone islands found around the world.
BankExamen.fr - Tous les sujets et corrigés du bac gratuitement 2h après le début des épreuves!
Le Web Pédagogique - Révisions & corrigés du Bac.
L'étudiant.fr - Bac, examens & corrigés.
Sujetdebac, le site qui référence des sujets de bac !
Cyberpapy : intergenerational online educational support in French and Spanish.
TaKaTrouver : Site éducatif pour les jeunes Français.
Lettres.net is a site for the study and teaching of French for the French.
Le VTI-Bruges visite Paris is a site by French teacher Christophe Laroy from Belgium with photos, videos, and interactive exercises. Some questions/instructions are in Dutch, but most are in French.
The Color dictionary at pourpre.com is an amazing online dictionary of colors in French. Everything you always wanted to know about colors but were afraid to ask.
French for Business and Economics: The Internet Sourcebook - a business French site and link collection at CLEAR (The Center for Language Education And Research).
Creating French Culture - Library of Congress exhibit: Treasures from the Bibliothèque nationale de France contains an extensive collection of images.
L'Ambassade de France in Washington D.C.
L'Ambassade du Canada in Washington D.C.
The French Prime Minister home page is an excellent source of information about the French government but also about many aspects of French history and the European Union.
The Dirigeant principal de l'Information offers a direct link in French to services of various government agencies in Canada and its provinces.
Musée canadien des civilisations is an extensive site providing access to "Archéologie, ethnologie, culture traditionelle, histoire, histoire vivante, histoire militaire; Musée canadien des enfants; Musée national de la poste; Bibliothèque et archives du
Réseau des sports offers current news about sports from Canada and around the world in French.
Afrique francophone - links from CUNY.
InfoNation: Statistical information about members of the United Nations - en français.
Gallica is the online digital library of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Amiens Cathedral Project is in English but is an interesting exploration of the cathedral.
The French Ministère des Affaires Etrangères has an excellent WWW page including information on geography, society, history, food, education, europe, economy, etc.
Les Pages Jaunes (France Telecom service) is the France télécom free online telephone directory including both yellow pages and white pages.
France Pratique is a very rich source of practical information about contemporary France. Culture, education, travel, law, family, social security, housing, work, etc.
Marie Ponterio's Civilisation française online teaching modules include original images, audio cues, and digital videos for lessons on a wide range of topics: cuisine, culture, social change, school, economy, Europe, holidays, family life, housing, history, religion, social security, symbols, transportation, vacation. A "voyage virtuel" uses an interactive map of France to provide information, images, and links for cities and regions throughout France.
Pete Jones shares cooperative learning projects in cooperative learning in the French class.
Michael Lastinger's les Saucissons chauds links to a great variety of pages of interest to students of French civilization.
The TV5 site , the international Francophone television channel in Canada, includes the schedule as well as information about programming and aides for French teachers.
Radio France includes France Info (Flash, Journal, and Live), France Inter, France Culture, France Bleu, etc. via RealAudio or Media Player.
Radio France Internationale provides online audio of news updates every 3 hours on France Info Express in addition to other RFI radio services (chroniques & magasines). They also have a Journal en français facile.
Launch: Music on Yahoo France includes links to online radio stations from France..
Europe 1 includes online news (text and audio) and live radio from Europe 1.
Virgin Radio lets you listen online.
France24 French News channel.
Info Afrique French Language News about Africa.
News in Slow French includes podcasts and transcripts.
Radio-Canada provides access to both udio & video from radio and television programming.
Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou presents the museum.
CyberScol offers links to francophone Internet resource lists for Canadian schools.
La Toile du Québec Guides provide lots of links to resources covering a wide range of topics.
Canal-U presents is an online digital videothèque with lectures from French universities.
Meteo France provides information about weather in French.
Le WebMuseum formerly the WebLouvre by Nicolas Pioch is now located at many sites around the world. You can find other sites in the US, Australia, Japan, and now even in France! Choose the one nearest to you.
Centre des monuments nationaux is a fantastic site about monuments all over France. Great info, great photos.
Paris 26 Gigapixels is a virtual tour of the City of Lights.
Panoramique 360° is a virtual tour in 360 degree panoramic images of lots of Paris locations.
The official site of Le Louvre includes a virtual reality tour and a presentation of some of the works in the collection.
Informations concernant la France et le français includes a collection of links about France.
Momes.net : premiers pas sur Internet - These "first steps on the Internet" are just right for kids.
Internet pour les momes - comptines has a large number of children's songs.
Comptines pour l'école maternelle has a variety of songs and provides partial audio for some of them.
Mon Quotidien.fr is a video news program for kids, 10-14.
Le Journal des Enfants: is an online magazine for French kids.
French Texting - Les Textos français has SMS / exto abreviations from About.com.
L'Atlas national du Canada en ligne offers a variety of on-line maps of Canada illustrating aspects of Canadian geography.
The Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc prehistoric cave paintings, discovered in December 1994 in the Ardèche region of France, were put on-line on January 24, 1995 by the French Ministry of Culture! This web page displays photographs taken in the caves and includes a text describing the site. It was one of the earliest web sites that sparked the interest of French teachers around the world. See as well the Lascaux cave site.
Eric Ranguin's Histoire : Le Cyber-Guide des sites historiques is an excellent historical site including sections on PREHISTOIRE ET ANTIQUITE - MOYEN AGE ET RENAISSANCE - XVIIe, XVIIIe et XIXe - XXe - METHODOLOGIE - NOUVELLE FRANCE, CANADA, ACADIE ET QUEBEC.
Le Site de l'encyclopédie QUID includes up-to-date information and statistics on everything French.It used to be by subscription but is now free.
See l'INSEE for all sorts of statistics about France.
INED is the Institut National d'Études Démographiques for French demographic data and articles.
Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL), University of Chicago. Here is a site that allows you to search Diderot's and d'Alembert's Encyclopédie by keyword.