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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
French Search Engines
Search for content in the language with French search engines. Here are a few examples:
Key Web Resources
American Association of Teachers of French
This website offers a variety of classroom resources for teaching French language and culture, as well as information about membership in the association.
BBC Languages: French
This webpage, provided by BBC, offers videos , links, and other content helpful for learning the French language.
Bibliothèque Nationale de France
The website for the National Library of France offers virtual exhibitions, access to some digital library services (Gallica), some selective bibliographies for sources on specific subjects, and more. The site is in French, but it can be switched to English (click "English" in the top right corner).
Canadiana Discovery Portal
This website provides free access to the historical materials digitized by Canada's libraries, museums, and archive. A variety of types of sources are available, including journals, newspapers, government documents, and audio and video content.
France24 is like a French CNN, offering world news around the clock. On their official website you can read articles or watch video content in French, English, or Arabic.
The official webpage for the French newspaper (Paris). Read the articles for news or for practice in the language.
The official webpage for the French newspaper. Read the articles or watch the video content for news or for practice in the language.
Musèe du Louvre
The official site for the Louvre. Take a virtual tour, or practice reading in French. The website can be switched to English by clicking "English" in the top right corner, under the search box.
Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links
This website was created by Bob Peckham at the University of Tennessee Martin. It provides a variety of links to sites about the study of French language and culture.
Sound and Film Recordings
Here is a sampling of audio and video resources available in French through the library catalog. Keep in mind that the library owns a variety of French language films, as well as many DVDs that offer the option to watch in French or with French subtitles. Both types of DVDs may be a good way to practice. Many of the web resources listed above include audio and video content in French as well.
Behind the Wheel French
An audio tutorial for speaking beginning to intermediate level French. The program comes with 9 hours of audio included on the discs, plus a companion book. The first in a set of two "Behind the Wheel French" programs available in our catalog.
PC2129.E5 F741 2008
Dance of the French Baroque Theatre
A recording of a live performance of the dances composed by French masters in the Baroque period (early 1700s). Accompanied by Baroque music.
DVD GV1618 W45 2005
Dimanche à Bamako
A CD of popular music from Mali, sung in an undetermined African language and French.
AUDIO CD W AFMA 0002
French in Action
A video course on French language and culture, strongly based on immersion learning. The twelve discs in this set comprise part one of a two-part series.
DVD PC2128 .F63 2002
Listen Live: France
This page lists links to French radio stations online. Radio stations can be a good way to practice your comprehension of the language.
For a list of relevant journal databases, look under the yellow tab at the top of this page titled "Journal Articles."
Journals to Consider
For more journal titles related to French, try searching the WNCLN Catalog or browsing our E-Journals A-to-Z.