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This WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources is an Internet directory of over 2000 annotated links to high-quality English-language sources of information and analysis in many international and global studies topics. Sites are carefully selected for their long-term value, favoring those with cost-free, authoritative information and analysis online.



Search Engines for French Language Sites

French Language Search Engines and Portals-- Abondance, Google France, Yahoo! France

Internet broadcasts in French are accessible through the International Radio and Television page of this WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources.

French Language Learning Sites

Bonjour de France-- "Un « cyber-magazine » éducatif gratuit contenant des exercices, des tests et des jeux pour apprendre le français ainsi que des fiches pédagogiques à l’attention des enseignants de français langue étrangère."

Documentation française-- "La Documentation française est une direction d’administration centrale des services du Premier ministre, placée sous l’autorité du Secrétaire général du Gouvernement... exerce une mission de service public en matière d’information générale sur l’actualité politique, administrative, économique et sociale française, étrangère et internationale."

Elementary French Courses-- From the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University, Elementary French I and II, free online, "carefully sequenced and highly interactive presentation of French language and culture in a media-rich course environment including new video shot in France and Quebec with young professional actors."

Français Interactif!-- Online French course "developed at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of French and Italian. A result of over ten years of collaboration between academic and technical professionals..."

French Language Guide-- French language facts, culture, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, tests, and more.

H-France Discussion Network-- "Provides an electronic [scholarly] forum covering all aspects of the history and culture of the Francophone world [and] offers a repository of resources and links which historians and students of French history and culture may find useful."

Lawless French-- Free site for students and teachers of French, with lessons, quizzes, listening and reading comprehension exercises, study tips, and lots more.

Learn a Language: French-- From Visual Link Languages, "created by the U.S. Institute of Languages... to help people bridge communication gaps and to give back to the world in which we live." Includes vocabulary, phrases, dictionary, cultural notes, blog, and forum.

Learn French Online for Free-- "Our free French courses are an online adaptation of the FSI French basic course. We propose 2 main courses: French for beginners and Intermediate French. Each course includes 12 free french lessons."

Linguasorb-- Offers helpful "verb conjugation resources, grammar lessons, vocabulary lists... with audio, translations, practice quizzes and more" in French.

Love France, Learn French-- Insightful blog about France, the French language, and learning French. "This page allows you to easily type French accents and other French characters without a French keyboard. You can edit your text in the box and then copy it to your document, e-mail message, etc."

Vocabulix-- Learn French free online, with vocabulary lessons, conjugation tables, verb drills, grammar tips, and dictionary.

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This section of the WWW Virtual Library system was created, and is edited and maintained, by Dr. Wayne A.Selcher, Professor of International Studies Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2288  U.S.A., as a volunteer and non-profit public service. This website copyright 1997-present by Wayne A. Selcher. E-mail: