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Beginning French Lessons and Resources

New to French? Want to review long-ago learned French lessons? This page has links, lessons, and other resources for beginning French students.
  1. Grammar
  2. Listening
  3. Pronunciation
  4. Reading
  5. Speaking
  6. Tests
  7. Vocabulary

Introduction to French
If you've ever wondered where French came from and how it fits in with other languages, here is some basic information.

French for Beginners
Your one-stop shop for beginning French resources: vocabulary with sound files, pronunciation guide, grammar and verb lessons, and tips and tricks to help you learn French. Don't miss it!

Tools for Beginning Students
A selection of resources for beginning students, including a dictionary, a few grammar selections, a video, an extensive tape/CD program, and some non-fiction to distract and reinspire students when fatigue or irritation sets in.

Travel French
If you're taking a trip to France or another francophone country, this 6-week newsletter will teach you exactly what you need to know, from making reservations and eating at restaurants to getting around and dealing with emergencies.

How to Say ___ in French
If you're wondering how to say something in French, you've come to the right place. Here are some tips and resources to help you find out how to say anything in French.

Beginning-Level French Proficiency Test
Test yourself on beginning-level vocabulary and grammar - fill in the blanks, choose the best translation, or answer each question.

Beginning French Mistakes
Ten of the most common French mistakes made by beginners, so that you can fix these problems right from the beginning.

French Class Phrases - Useful Phrases for French Class
To help students use as much French as possible in the classroom, here is a list of essential words and phrases related to comprehension and typical classroom requests, with sound files.

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