Language Resources

Language Learning Resources for French

French department website

French Literature Library Website

Fall 2015 French drop-in tutoring schedule


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Class-specific resources

French 110: audio files

You may also find class resources, such as syllabi and assignment-related material, on the Course Materials and Reserves page, on the department website, or on the Courses Server.

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Recommended Dictionaries

Online dictionaries:

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The following software is available as a clickable icon on computer desktops in the Language Lab:

  • Antidote HD: Spelling and grammar checker

The following software is available as keyed software on the Academic Software server:

  • Antidote HD (Mac and Windows versions)
  • Le Correcteur (Mac version)

The following software on CD-ROM is available for checkout at the IMC desk:

  • Dictionnaire Hachette, IMC PC2640 .H23 1994 CD-ROM
  • Le Petit Robert, IMC PC2625 .R55446 1996 CD-ROM
  • EuroDico, IMC PC2625 .E98 1995 CD-ROM
  • French Now, IMC PC2117 .L437 2000 CD-ROM

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Typing Help

Windows: Mac:
Word: Use Word's built-in special characters. Typing special characters: Easily add special characters.
International keyboard: Change your keyboard behavior so you can use special key combinations for special characters. Keyboard layout setup: Type using a French keyboard.
Keyboard layout setup: Type using a French keyboard. Keyboard viewer: View keyboard layouts.
On-screen keyboard: View keyboard layouts.


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Language-specific Resources

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Literary/Cultural Resources



TV and Radio stations

Netflix Movies

  • Tomboy (2011): Laure, a preteen girl, moves to a new neigborhood and decides to tell all her new companions that she is in fact a boy names Michael. (researched and summarized by Madison Gordon)
  • The Grocer's Son (2007): A successful urbanite must return to his Provençal home to help out at the family grocery after his father suffers a stroke. (researched and summarized by Madison Gordon)

French Cinema

French Bookstores

Library catalogues (physical and digital collections)

Research tools

Museums and image collections

Governmental and cultural links

Higher education in France

French versions of web portals and other frequently used sites

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