French

Best Dictionaries

 

From the web - Collins French Dictionary

For Mobile - Dict.cc

 

Beginners Material

French with LingQ - Based on how Steve Kauffman learns languages, Lingq is a system built around building up your listening & reading. All courses are available in with audio, as well as being able to click on any unknown word to get its definition. LingQ offers a wide range of lessons, but the best thing about this site is that you can import your own lessons, take charge of your own learning and learn from interesting content. Because you can control what you are learning from, this system can be used from beginner right up to the advanced stages.

Extra - This is a small youtube series for French learners, and while a little cheesy, you can make out a lot of what is being said from cognates & body language. Even with zero knowledge of French!

Frenchpod101 - This is a great place to start as a beginners with podcasts, dialogues, full line by line audio, transcripts as well as posts about cultural insights and aspects of the language.
Teachyourself: Complete French - This book comes with 25 chapters full on a wide range of topics, building up from the basic, "hello, how are you?", building you up to more complicated and difficult topics later in the book. Comes with full transcripts and vocabulary lists.
French Short stories for Beginners - 8 short French stories using a limited vocabulary designed to help Beginner learners of French acquire vocabulary through reading.  Short manageable chapters, as well as audio and vocab lists for each story.

Intermediate

French Conversations  - French conversations is a series of dialogues based around story at natural speed. Made on Stephen Krashen's language theory of comprehensible input, French conversations gives you real French, that you can use in every day life and is based on an engaging story to keep you coming back for more. Each conversation is also accompanied by a transcript, as well as vocabulary lists.
The Little Prince - This French classic has fairly simple language, and lots of built in repetition but bodes a decent length. It is also available as a bilingual book with an audio CD included.
Glossika French - Glossika Teaches through mass sentences along with full transcripts and audio. I recommend you have a bit of knowledge of how the language works, in order to be able to break sentences down. Its for this reason I don't recommend glossila to complete beginners.

Other

 

podclub - Authentic French podcast on a wide range of topics with full bilingual transcripts included.

Modern French grammar - This grammar book of modern French, is at a reasonable price, not too heavy and best of all, it has a ton of exercises & examples with French and English translations.

Hellotalk - What better way to practice texting, than with native speakers.

Do you have any great resources for French that I missed off? Let me know in the comments below!

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