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Language learning resources
French language learning
Read and Think French by
Call Number: PC2129.E5 R43 2017
Your first-class ticket to building key French language skills From the bestsellingRead & Think series, this fully-illustrated guide brings the French language to life! In addition to introducing, developing, and growing key vocabulary, this book gives you an insider's look at Francophone life and culture--from a trip around Marseilles to a walk through Senegal's bustling markets, and from biographies of famous French personalities to articles on the customs and gastronomy of French-speaking countries. Including more than 100 engaging articles written by native French-speakers, each one provides a bilingual glossary on the same page, allowing you to learn without stopping to look up new or unfamiliar words. Each chapter contains several exercises to reinforce comprehension and the new premium edition features streaming audio recordings of more than 40 readings (70 minutes) and over 7,000 vocabulary items by flashcard, easily accessible online or on any mobile device, through the unique McGraw-Hill Education Language Lab app.
French Conversation by
Call Number: PC2121 .K74 2017
Master conversation with this bestselling workbook for learners of French Practice Makes Perfect: French Conversation is the go-to guide for expanding your conversational fluency. Organized into 10 units, it presents realistic everyday dialogues, followed by helpful instruction on correct syntax and word usage, as well as lots of conversation-ready phrases. Each dialogue is also followed by a variety of exercises that give the opportunity to put new concepts into action and encourage you to construct your own personalized conversations.
TV & Radio online
A news channel created to cover world news from a French perspective for people living outside of France.
French television with a focus on French speaking regions around the world including Europe, Africa, and North America.
A talk format mixed with music and hourly news bulletins.
Radio featuring cultural programming on the arts, history, science, and philosophy.
Videos and Films
National Film Board of Canada
Films on this site can be streamed free of charge and include documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works.
Naxos Music Library
For access to Naxos Music Library via mobile app, click here
Naxos Music Library (NML) is the world's largest online classical music library. The library offers the catalogs of more than 50 classical, jazz and world music labels with more labels joining every month. Among the labels whose catalogs are included in the service are leading independent classical labels such as BIS, Chandos, CPO, Haenssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Vanguard Classics, VOX, and of course Naxos. World music content is provided by ARC, Celestial Harmonies and others.
Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound
Smithsonian Global Sound is a network of international cultural institutions working to preserve and distribute music from archives worldwide, and to foster appreciation for traditional roots music. Through its Web site, Global Sound will offer audio and video downloads, streaming media, educational resources, and detailed liner notes to music lovers, students, historians, teachers, and the academic community.
Online access to hundreds of newspapers from more than 90 countries, displayed in their original format and accessible by country, language, or title.