Franche est essentialement englaishe ouithe les endinges funnies et lottes de vowelles et les adjectifs en alle les places ronges. Clint Jackson Baker (in John Cowan's Essentialist Explanations)

General Information

French is a Romance language spoken in France, part of Belgium (Wallonia), part of Switzerland, part of Canada (Quebec) and other parts of the world. French has an estimated 150 million native speakers.


Improving Your Voice

General Resources for Learning French


Online Grammar Resources

Books on French Grammar


Note: some of the sites listed below cover both grammar and spelling. This is because in French, correct spelling often requires an understanding of grammar.


Learners of French sometimes ask how they can learn the grammatical gender of nouns and whether there are any rules to infer the grammatical gender from the spelling of nouns.

Grammatical Gender of Nouns

Confusable Words and Synonyms

Other Vocabulary Resources

Reading Skills


The following dictionaries are old but may be useful when reading literature published before the second half of the twentieth century:

Exams and Certificates

Other Resources

YouTube channels you can use for listening practice:

YouTube channels of radio and television stations:

YouTube channels that focus on French singers and other aspects of French culture: