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It's not easy to determine from the catalog what a good language learning CD would be so we've tried to select a few that aren't just a single CD of travel phrases but that provide a good grounding in the language.
A comprehensive French language course that takes learners at their own pace from the beginning through the intermediate level, developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Includes 3 basic level and 3 intermediate level audio CDs recorded by native speakers, basic and intermediate level course books, a bilingual dictionary, and 100 quiz cards with questions designed to test newly acquired language skills.
Pimsleur emphasizes correct pronunciation and repetition. A self-instruction course teaching essential conversational French in ten 30-minute lessons on 5 CDs.
Instant Conversation French includes the first 16 lessons from the Comprehensive Level I. 8 CDs (8 hours) of interactive audio-only instruction. There is no accompanying book.
Conversational French includes the 10 lessons from Pimsleur's Basic French plus an additional 6 lessons. The 16 lessons in Conversational French are the same first 16 lessons in the Pimsleur Comprehensive French Level 1. 8 sound discs (ca. 8 hr.) and 1 user's guide.
The Complete Course I, Beginners/Part A, 9 sound discs and 1 26-page booklet.
The Complete Course I, Beginners/Part B, 9 sound discs and 1 26-page booklet.
The Complete Course II, Intermediate/Part A, 9 sound discs and 1 18-page booklet.
The Complete Course II, Intermediate/Part B, 9 sound discs and 1 18-page booklet.
A "high intermediate" course consisting of 9 CDs and 1 supplemental reading booklet.
The second half of the "high intermediate" course consisting of 9 CDs and 1 supplemental reading booklet. (43 pages)
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Alliance Francaise de Pittsburgh
The Alliance Française de Pittsburgh, founded in 1903, is a non-profit organization, member of the Federation of Alliances Française in the United States. Its purpose is to encourage the study of French language, literature and culture and to promote activities in the fields of education, the arts and entertainment. The Alliance Française de Pittsburgh is made up over 400 members and offers classes and a variety of social and cultural events and programs in French and in English.
Pittsburgh métro French Meetup Group
Meet up for French lessons or French conversation with others in the Pittsburgh area.
University of Pittsburgh: Department of French & Italian
Offers intermediate French through the College in High School program.
French in Action
This language learning site at Annenberg Media's Learner.org, offers language learning videos online. Signup is free and the videos are very entertaining!
Do your searches for French resources on the French google site.
Le Point du FLE
A portal whose objective is to facilitate access to the best web-based activities in French as a foreign language. There are sites for interactive grammar, auto-corrected exercises, simulations etc., which all can be used for work in the classroom or for self-studies.
French Grammar / Vocabulary
Two resources from the University of Chicago
Collins French Dictionary
English-French and French-English dictionary online.
A French site with 9,000 verbs conjugated. You can even get a free app for you iphone or android!
Language Guide: French
Learn your numbers, parts of the body and more by mousing over text or pictures and hearing the corresponding French word.
LangMedia: French in France
Videos on common conversations that one would encounter in France from The Five College Center for the Study of World Languages.
News, Media & Weather
Le Figaro is the oldest and second-largest national newspaper in France founded in 1826 and published in Paris.
MIT Libraries: French Language News and Magazines
Practice your reading ability!
The major daily newspaper in Paris. Try your hand at the crossword puzzle (mots croisés).
Orange - Meteo (Weather)
Check out the current forecast for France.
A Paris daily newspaper with the largest national circulation in France.
If you are a scholar interested in reading scholarly journals in French, go to Revues.org, a portal to journals in the humanities and social sciences.
RFI French Press Review
Find out what's going on in the French press.
Soleil de Quebec
Quebec's leading newspaper, in French, of course!
Listen to French Online
Ecoutez en direct
Listen to Radio France.
RFI French Press Review: Learning French
Interesting audio opportunities for using your French, including a mystery.
American Association of Teachers of French
Includes information on the National French Contest.
The World Speaks French - and so should you!
Used by over 200 million people in more than 50 countries around the world, French is a language for international communication, culture, diplomacy, science, research and business.
- The World Speaks French - and so should you!
Events and resources from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.
Youth oriented news and entertainment (including an online game of "concentration"), in French, of course.
Further Study in French
These are links to college and study abroad programs. It doesn't hurt to prepare for them early!
Their school in Paris offers courses in 5 levels of French. They also have 1050 centers around the world.
Alliance Française in the United States
There are 141 independent centers in the United States. This website will help you find them all.
Cordon Bleu Culinary School (Paris)
If you have the money and time, you can earn a Grand Diplome in Cuisine.