French

Internet Resources

  • At Carleton
    • French Department
    • Accents on the Foreign Language Technology pages
    • We offer a variety of comprehensive self instruction language programs available by appointment at the Center.
  • Off Campus
    • Online French Dictionaries
    • French Language Learning Resources
      • http://pax.apana.org.au/fverbs.html (French verb conjugating website, covers most tenses)
      • http://www.francaisfacile.com/
      • Quia:  a website for practicing grammar, vocabulary, and a host of other useful things. You can find practice quizzes and online practice exercises for a host of languages including French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Russian, Greek, Hebrew, and even Danish, Dutch, Indonesian, Italian, Portuguese, and Turkish to name a few. To access this website go to www.quia.com and click on "Quia Web." Don't be fazed by the username and password requirement - you don't need either! By simply clicking on shared activities near the bottom right of the page you will have access to these great resources for free! Simply do a search for whatever it is you are looking for or feel like practicing.
      • Conjuguemos: A nice website for practicing verbs, grammar and vocabulary in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. The demo mode of this website is free, and will allow you to take quizzes or do short online games to help you practice your foreign language. To access this websitego to www.conjuguemos.com and click on the language of your choice in the left-hand column. The website is very straightforward and easy to use, even letting you choose a selection of verbs to practice with and setting your own levels of difficulty. 
    • French Newspapers and Magazines
      • Links to multiple newspapers and magazines
      • Le Monde is a French daily evening newspaper with a circulation as of 2007 of 320,583. It is considered the French newspaper of record, and is generally well respected, often the only French newspaper easily obtainable in non-Francophone countries. (Wikipedia) It is more left-wing than Le Figaro

      • Le Figaro is a French daily newspaper founded in 1826 and published in Paris. It is the oldest and second-largest national newspaper in France after Aujourd'hui en France and before le Monde. Its editorial line is right wing and has generally been supportive of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP). Its circulation was 320,003 in 2008. (Wikipedia)

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French Resources at the Language Center

  • Reference
    • Champs-Elysees Mars 1991
    • Contes et Nouvelles (textbook)
    • Harper-Collins Robert French Dictionary
  • Fairy Tales
    • Casse-Noisette
    • L'Homme de Pain d'Epice
    • Le Joueur de Flûte de Hamelin
    • Le Loup et les sept Biquets
    • Le petit Soldat de Plomb
    • Le Rat de ville Le Rat des champs
    • Le Troll et les Trois Boucs
    • Poule-Poulette

French Staff/Office Hours: Fall 2014

Staff Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Sunday

Carine Sigaud

(French Language House Resident and Language Associate)

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   8:00 PM - 10:00 PM 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Chris Griffin

 (100 levels)

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM 9:30 PM - Midnight

Nora Liu

(all levels)

3:10 PM - 7:30 PM

 

Tawa Alabi

(all levels)

1:50 PM - 3:50 PM

 

10:10 AM - 12:10 PM

Julia Holewinski

(200 levels)

(Will Return Winter Term)

   

Teagan Felknor-Edwards

(101-204) 

11:10 AM - 12:20 PM

 

8:15 AM - 10 AM

 

4:00 PM - 7:30 PM

10:30 PM - Midnight

French Television Programming

  • TV 5
  • For more information about Carleton Language Center Satellite TV, see here.