French

Library Databases

L’Encyclopedie Canadienne (Canadian Encyclopedia)

This French-language version of the Canadian Encyclopedia provides comprehensive, objective and accurate information for students, readers and scholars on Canadian people, places and events.

L’Encyclopedie Decouverte

A French-language version of World Book Encyclopedia. Excellent selection of encyclopedia articles, pictures, maps, charts and audio and video clips on a wide variety of topics. Perfect for students of all ages, especially French immersion students.

Mango Languages

Lessons in 65 languages (including English). Once you've signed up for an account on our website, you can download Mango's app for iOS or android and learn on your mobile device.

Tip: Check out Mango's voice comparison feature - available on some slides. Just look for the the microphone icon next to the word or phrase.

On the Web

Bescherelle

This fabulous online verb conjugator offers free quizzes on spelling, vocabulary and conjugation, as well as simple printable rule sheets on verb conjugation in a variety of tenses.

CliffsNotes French

Practice French vocabulary and learn to decipher French grammar and sentence structure by reading these free CliffsNotes articles and then taking free vocabulary and language comprehension tests.

Duolingo

A fun website designed to help you read and write in multiple languages. 

Le Grand Dictionnaire Terminologique (GDT)

This online dictionary is brought to you by the government of Québec, and it specializes in offering definitions to compound terms you may not find in other French-English dictionaries.

WordReference

WordReference has long been the holy grail of free online language dictionaries. Not only does WordReference define words in both French and English, it also offers the French-English and English-French translation of common words and modern slang, as well as free verb conjugation.