In addition to your online courses, practice your French at home! How? Through apps, books, audios, movies, online museums and even cooking. We have selected the best free and paid resources for you to practice your French from home. From now on, you have no more excuses for not improving and mastering French.
Gymglish, an application to practice French
Gymglish is a second language practice app (French, English, German). Thanks to the Alliance française de Toronto, Gymglish offers you two free months to practice your French online, with the Frantastique program. This fun application allows you to practice daily in the language of Molière, like so you won’t lose the concepts learned in French.
Find out more on the Gymglish - Franstastique page.
Culturethèque, an online library
All our members and students of the Alliance française de Toronto have access to Culturethèque, a e-library with thousands of documents, available online 24/7. Here you will find rewarded novels, comics, French newspapers, teen novels, concerts, music albums, documentaries and much more. Culturethèque offers you the opportunity to broaden your learning of the French language through varied resources adapted to your level. For those who are not a student or a member of Alliance Française de Toronto, Culturethèque offers you 3 free weeks access.*
Find out more on the Culturethèque page.
*Due to the quarantine, Culturethèque offers a free access until May 30th.
French museums to visit online
Did you know that with one click and from your computer, you can travel to France, to the most visited museums in the world? Thanks to Google Arts and Culture, visit the Château de Versailles, classified world heritage of humanity, for 30 years. The magnificent and famous Le Louvre museum also opens its doors online and allows you to discover online collections, such as the Apollo Gallery or Egyptian Antiquities. Finally, take a leap in History, in the time of Prehistory by discovering the unique walls of Lascaux IV, in the Dordogne, all online.
Bibebook: free French books
Download the French classics for free on Bibebook, from your computer or your Kindle. We recommend for example: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Candide: Optimism by Voltaire, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: A World Tour Underwater by Jules Verne, Good Little Girls by the Countess of Ségur or The Flowers of Evil by Baudelaire. A great way to revise the classics, to learn and to raise your level of French to the height of great authors.
French cinema on Netflix
If you don't have any French movies at home, Netflix Canada offers you a wide choice of French movies, shows and stand-up such as:
- The African Doctor by Julien Rambaldi
- Bad Weeds by Kheiron
- Shéhérazade by Jean-Bernard Marlin, awarded as Best First Film at Césars 2019
- Fary is the new black
- Fadily Camara
- Call my Agent
- Marseille, with Gérard Depardieu
- The Hookup Plan
Don't worry, there are English subtitles!
Find out more on Netflix.
Progress in French on Idello.org
Are you a parent of a child who learns French? You don't know how to help him/her progress? Thanks to the IDELLO.ORG platform, which boasts nearly 12,000 educational resources, you will find free collections of intelligent, fun, reliable and safe content for all ages. IDELLO.ORG is an idea of the TFO group and is the Canadian reference for French content.
Learn more about IDELLO.ORG.
Exercise your French with TV5 Monde
Learn, discover and play with French thanks to the resources offered by TV5 Monde. More than 2000 exercises are available to exercise you in French and thus understand all the subtleties of the French language. It's free and for all levels.
Learn more about TV5 Monde.
Progress your French level while cooking
Cook little meals and work on your French at the same time. 3 fois par jour, for example, offers a wide choice of French recipes on its website and on its Youtube channel. Marilou offers as well simple recipes and elaborate meals.Tag us on your achievements!
Listen to French music
Visit Spotify to listen to our So French playlist, made up of 52 tracks. For 3 hours, travel to France with this eclectic playlist. Whether you like rap, 80s hits or romantic ballades, you will find what you are looking for. Updated regularly, you won’t get tired, we promise.
Listen to our So French playlist!