French Learning Activities & Resources for Living in Paris
Resources for learning the French language in Paris
The “Phonetique” website is for French language learners who wish to perfect their phonetic skills. You will find useful phonetic exercises to practise the sounds of the alphabet, and you will learn how to distinguish the sounds of French. This website also contains games and quizzes to brush up your prononciation skills.
Le Point du FLE is one of the oldest internet portal to help you learn French as a foreign language. Created by Hélène Weinachter in 2002, it gives French learners in Paris and around the world the access to the best French language activities available on the internet, which can be used either in the classroom environment or individually. The activities are classified and updated on a regular basis.
French à la carte: resources and tips with students and francophiles about French culture, French language and Paris.
Learn French with TV5 Monde: doing the site’s interactive exercises will allows you to understand today’s French as it is spoken throughout the world, learn to look at and analyse images, enrich your vocabulary, test your knowledge of French grammar, find out about French–speaking cultures. Most videos are provided with the transcripts.
French Lessons via Skype: David Issokson is an experienced online French Teacher offering private French lessons via Skype, in one-on-one classes.
Favorite blogs about Paris
Aussie in France: This blog is written by Rosemary, an Australian-born translator from Townsville, North Queensland, who has been in France since 1975. The author loves sharing her experiences of living and traveling in France.
Love in the City of Lights: Kasia Dietz is a traveler, a Francophile and freelance writer from New York City.
My Beautiful Paris: Your personal guide for an entertaining and stylish Parisian adventure
Books and Baguettes: a lifestyle blog following Jenifer from New York to Paris. Here you’ll find a collection of photographs and short stories of what she experiences as she leaves New York, hunts for apartments in Paris, goes to graduate school, meets new friends, travels around Europe, becomes fluent in French, finds a job, and embraces life in Paris.
Prêt à Voyager is an expert consultant’s site including precious tips and insights about travel and expat living in Paris. Anne’s intention is to find fresh, creative new ways to share information about Paris, a City that she calls home.
Expat living in Paris
Expatfinder.com is a one-stop resource for expats relocating, working or living overseas; with comprehensive guides, lifestyle articles, interviews, and a trusted network of service providers and experts.
AngloINFO Paris & Ile-de -France: If you’re planning to relocate for business, family or lifestyle reasons, this website is here to help.
Easy Expat France aims to provide information for expats on overseas moving and relocation: passport, jobs, removal, accommodation, international schools, health, services.
The Americans Clubs – Paris: your source for American events in the Paris Region.
Americans in France gives sensible info about daily expat living in Paris and in France.
Just Landed: everything you need to live abroad – connecting expats worldwide.
Kasia Dietz Handbags: Limited edition and reversible handbags, totes, clutches. Made in Paris.
Vacation Rentals in Paris
Perfectly Paris: self-catering apartments where you can have all of the privacy, room and convenience you need. Their holiday flats are located in Montmartre where you have your own local butcher, cheese shop, fruit seller, vegetable market, bakery and more. This allows you to have the feeling that you are truly living like a Parisian.
Haven in Paris: A unique kind of Paris vacation. Stay in a luxury Paris apartment rental and experience a wonderful holiday.