Immersing yourself in French, whether through films or literature, is a wonderful and enjoyable way to keep French in your life outside of your French classes.
Our own on-site library in our St Ives school is a great source of French books, magazines and DVDs for our students and members. Online resources are also an excellent way to conveniently access all sorts of French material.
Here is a non-exhaustive list.
The selection of French movies and TV shows on Netflix is regularly growing and is for the most part of very good quality. You'll find a list of all French-language movies & series here. We recommend:
- Notre-Dame (TV Dramas): Inspired by true accounts of firefighters, this drama series explores the impact of the 2019 fire of Notre-Dame on a diverse group of Parisians.
- Lupin (TV drama): Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.
- Au service de la France // A Very Secret Service (TV comedy): 1960: the French intelligence service hires the 23-year-old André Merlaux. Handsome, well raised, intelligent but impressionable, Merlaux has much to learn to serve and defend the interests of France.
- L'Agence // The Parisian Agency (Reality TV show): A reality series about the family Kretz who sells apartments to rich customers in France and the rest of the world.
- Marseille (TV Thriller): As Marseille's mayor (Gérard Depardieu) rallies support for a controversial casino project, his longtime protégé prepares to takes a bold step.
- SBS on Demand
Watch the best French movies online free with the French Connections collection from SBS On Demand. Choose from a range of French movies to stream for free! Full list of shows and movies available here.
- Interns : In this French medical drama, a group of interns are forced to take responsibility when doctors in charge of the intern
department find themselves quarantined at home due to drastic preventative health measures in a public hospital.
- Mathilde Kien - All the basics you need to speak French Clearly & Confidently: https://www.mathildekien.com/podcast
- Podcast Français Facile - Apprendre le français facilement, à votre rythme: https://www.podcastfrancaisfacile.com/
- Duolingo - Improve your language skills and gain new perspectives on the world by listening to easy-to-follow, fascinating true stories: https://podcast.duolingo.com/french
- Fluidité - Culture francophone, histoires, tips de polyglotte en français facile et naturel: https://podcast.lefranchute.com/
- Choses à Savoir - des réponses aux questions que vous ne vous êtes jamais posées: https://www.chosesasavoir.com/category/culture-generale/
- Un bonbon sur la langue (RTL) - sur la signification d'une expression, son origine et surtout son bon usage: https://www.rtl.fr/programmes/un-bonbon-sur-la-langue
- Les informés de France Info - Une analyse de l'actualité quotidienne par un panel de journalistes de renom: https://www.francetvinfo.fr/replay-radio/les-informes-de-france-info/
- Duolingo - With a free mobile app or web and a few minutes a day, everyone can Duolingo. Learn 30+ languages online with bite-size lessons based on science. https://www.duolingo.com/
- Frantastique - Short, personalized and fun French lessons delivered to your mail box.
2-week free trial: https://www.frenchalacarte.com.au/frantastique/
- Frantastique Ortho - For very advanced levels or native speakers who want to improve their orthographe. You think you know it all, and then you realise that you don"t! 2-week free trial: https://www.frenchalacarte.com.au/ortholud/
- BlackCat - Lectures graduées pour l’école primaire, secondaire, l’université et l’auto-apprentissage: https://www.blackcat-cideb.com/fr/catalogue-fr/francais/
- Short-edition - Short stories, comic books, poetry in French: https://short-edition.com/fr/categorie/strips
- FNAC - Free e-books available online: https://livre.fnac.com/n286016/Petit-prix-et-bons-plans-ebooks/Tous-les-Ebooks-gratuits