French Pronunciation Lessons and Activities
- Beginning Pronunciation (62)
- Intermediate Pronunciation (25)
- Advanced Pronunciation (14)
Introduction to French Pronunciation
Simplified chart of French pronunciation, to help new French students get an idea what French sounds like without getting bogged down in exceptions.
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
The International Phonetic Alphabet, or IPA, is a standardized alphabet for phonetic notation: a comprehensive set of symbols and diacritical marks used to transcribe the speech sounds of all languages in a uniform fashion. The most common uses of the International Phonetic Alphabet are in linguistics and dictionaries.
Offline Audio Resources
You can learn a lot of French grammar using the internet and books, but if you want to be able to understand others and make yourself understood, you need to work on your listening and speaking skills. These French audio resources can help.
Offline Pronunciation Tools
These resources include detailed explanations of French sounds and some audio tools for listening and speaking practice.
French Pronunciation: Your key to success
The DVD set French Pronunciation: Your key to success, by Penny Sewell is suitable for students with GCSE-level / two years of high school French. Over the course of 4½ hours, Ms Sewell explains the basics of French pronunciation, comparing it to (British) English whenever possible.