In the last chapter we talked about where to learn French. In this chapter we recommend our top blogs for French learners. When it comes to finding French blogs, you might find yourself going crazy trying to locate the right material for your level and interest.
While there are a lot of blogs out there, it isn’t easy to find something right for you. Here at Rype, we’ve scoured the internet in search of some decent French blogs to help you improve your French, regardless of level.
We’ve divided these into beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
By: David Issokson
Summary: Pronunciation, common mistakes, audio examples
French Learner frenchlearner.com is a site where you can enjoy blogs in English that offer practical advice about French pronunciation, how to avoid common mistakes, and learning nuances between similar words.
By Jennifer and François Crespin
Summary: games, blogs, practice and more
First of all, Love Learning Languages has something they call a blog but is really a series of games and exercises. You can practice your conjugations of verbs such être and savoir and see how they are used in different contexts.
By Annette Gilleron
Summary: grammar, vocabulary and French phrases
Learn French Lab has a series of online lessons. So its blog posts include explanations about French prepositions, conjugations, phrases, expressions, and verb tenses.
By Youyou Ki
Summary: Read sentences by non-natives and learn from their mistakes. Post sentences for corrections by natives.
Lang 8 is the site where you can learn from others’ mistakes in French. See what others are posting and notice the corrections of the short texts by native speakers. You can also post short texts in French and receive corrections from natives.
By Benjamin Houy
Summary: Cultural tips, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary
French Together by Benjamin Houy offers a collection of blogs with sources and advice on French learning, French etiquette, traditions, grammar and culture.
By Camille & Olivier and their daughter Leyla
Summary: Traditions, recipes, pronunciation and anecdotes
By Stanley Aléong
Summary: Learning tools and methods with a focus of achieving an advanced level
Fluent French Now features articles that cover French grammar and other topics of interest to French learners.
By William Alexander
Summary: William has been musing, reviewing and writing about French since 2012.
The French Blog writes in English about themes relating to the French language. You can enjoy anything from baguette recipes to musings about how new technologically related words officially and de facto enter the French language.
By Ryan Harrison
Summary: Cultural tips, phrases and reviews
Ryan Harrison, founder of Love France, is a Brit married to a French woman and living in France since 1996. Enjoy his collection of blog posts about French culture, current affairs in France and learning French.
By Frédéric Bibard
Summary: Grammar, vocabulary, culture, podcasts and e-books
Talk in French has a collection of blogs about a variety of things that will help you improve your French, entertain you with trivia and quizzes about France, French language and French culture.
Summary: online magazine with free content and exercises
Bonjour de France is a site that features free exercises for you to practice your French at any level. Think of it as an interactive blog, where you get to practice your French skills at the level that is just right for you.
Summary: songs, comics and recommended resources
Oui C’est Ça This site has a fun collection of articles, videos, lessons, and cartoons. The motto of the website is “a blog for learning French, and having fun along the way”
When you reach an advanced level in French and want to engage in French material online, you’ll still find yourself looking up words. You might consider using ReadLang readlang.com on Chrome browser to make the task less tedious, since you can just read the articles in French and click new words and see their English definition and store the new words to study later. Since ReadLang uses Google translate technology, there will be times that the suggestion for the word you are clicking is nonsensical or out of context.
By Vie Med Merde
Summary: a distracting way to practice French
Vie De Merde has categories such as animals, relationships, money, and work, where people post mishaps and visitors vote whether it was an example of vie de merde or something that the writer deserved to happen.
By Dimitris Polychronopoulos
Summary: learn from others’ mistakes and seek feedback on your own articles
Want to read articles written by non-natives and see if you are able to catch their mistakes? Then yozzi.com is a site you’ll want to check out. You can also submit your own articles in French and share them with the online community to seek comments on the quality of your French and how you can improve your writing style.
By Se Coucher Moin Bête
Summary: facts and trivia in French
More than just a collection of short French blogs, Se Coucher Moins Bete has a forum and tons of trivia in French with categories ranging from animals, art, cinema, geography, IT, literature, music, science, sports and more. You could spend hours going through the material while practicing not only your French but also gaining knowledge that might help you win beaucoup d’argent on a quiz show some day.
So, regardless of your level in French, there is something out there for you. Beginners have a large collection of material to choose as they read about French culture and grammar and begin to build up vocabulary. Intermediate learners can start to read French blogs and may like to use the crutch of Read Lang on their Chrome browser to easily click at new vocabulary words. Advanced learners have a large array of material to choose from as they don’t have to just stick to sites geared toward French-language learners, but can venture into any French content and news sites to continue their French language journey.
Take a look at the variety of French blogs to choose from and focus on two or three that are just right for your level and taste. Now that we’ve introduced you to some top French blogs for learning French, the next chapter: French podcasts, will introduce you to our favorite podcasts for learning and improving your French.
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