This website maintains a fabulous list of links for everything French learning ! Its owner has done - and keeps doing - a fantastic job compiling quality, free access websites and blogs across the web. The list has grown a lot and has become an important online reference for French learners. It has its own intuitive and manual classification which allows users to quickly find resources on specific areas of French learning.
Apprendre et enseigner le français - FLE
Vous trouverez dans ce site plus de 10 000 liens pour apprendre et enseigner le français.
This article pinpoints some key aspects of the every day "street" French, the language native speakers in France actually speak day to day, which is very different from the French language found in books and formal situations (academic, business, political etc). Street French is not slang either, which is yet another subset of the French language, used by specific groups of people (age, social) or in specific situations.
How to Understand Spoken French - Modern French Language Pronunciation
Spoken French in today's France is different from textbook / classroom French. I'll give you many examples so you understand French natives when they speak
This page lists some body gestures commonly associated with certain French expressions. Each expression has a photo next to it that shows the gesture most French people use when saying the expression. A great idea, very much in line with Bla Bla Français' animated dialogues approach !
French Gestures - The Unspoken French !
So much of language is unspoken. Learn the French gestures, what they mean and how they appear. Check out the French body language !
By the way, most of the expressions listed in the page have not yet been covered in our lessons, however they will be in future lessons ! If you would like to see any of these expressions in a lesson soon, drop a comment and we'll include it asap.
Another comprehensive list of practical and useful online resources to help learners understand the French language better.
Jimmy's experience trying to learn the language while hanging out in France ... A fun article !
Often, just spending time in a country does not help that much in picking up the language, unless you already have a basic foundation. I typically build that foundation by listening to audio and watching videos in the target language before traveling !