Learn French! (FLE)


ADULTS & TEENS 

KIDS 

  • Bilingual Books for Kids / Livres Bilingues pour Enfants
  • Audio Books for Children / Livres Sonores
  • Reference / Dictionnaires

  • Are you learning French?   Bravo! You can do it. We can help (just think of us as the Home Depot of language learning;-))

    Are you a Total Beginner?

    If you are just starting out –in addition to some of the methods and guides listed below–we advise simple picture books and readers for children.  It is good for language acquisition - and the soul:-)  

    Or you have learned quite a bit of French already and consider yourself Intermediate:

    If you are looking for an easy, enjoyable read -- be sure to also browse our selection of leveled readers and books specifially written for French students. These start at advanced beginner level and go up to high intermediate. 

    For intermediate and (even advanced students who are a little rusty) seeking authentic  materials written for native speakers why not try: 

    • Non-fiction  written for kids -- the language  can be educational, challenging but not too challenging for your French reading, and a lot of fun.  We particularly love the Quelle Histoire series --fantastic short biographies (kind of like the English "Who was" series)
    • First chapter books for 7-8 year olds. Fiction tends to have more fanciful language and idioms than non-fiction, so stories meant for 6-8 may be more accessible. 

    Ready for something a bit more challenging?  There is a lot of wonderful middle grade fiction or teen fiction  - both originally written in French as well as translated English series like Harry Potter!

    Last but not least: BANDES DESSINEES (BDS) = GRAPHIC NOVELS!

    French graphic novels are fantastic for intermediate students–there is not too much  text so if you need to look up words, there aren’t as many as in a full page of text, and the illustrations help enormously with comprehension.