Library Databases

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.

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Mango Languages

Lessons in 65 languages (including English). Sign up for an account on our website, or download the Mango Languages app on your mobile device. 

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Click here for an online tutorial on how to use Mango Languages.

On the Web


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.


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 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.