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As we are all stuck at home, our sponsor VeronicTravel is giving you a quick tour of two other beautiful locations of France's Atlantic coast, the city of Bordeaux and the Basque Region! 

The content of this article has been sponsored by VeronicTravel and was originally written by Véronique.

For more information, contact her at: www.veronictravel.com | vero@veronictravel.com | 917 495 5058

Vocabulary is important in the learning of a new language. Bilingual books are a good way to improve it without getting lost, as well as allowing readers to learn two languages at the same time. In this article, find a selection of 4 digital books, on various topics, suited for young beginners looking for new French words! One of them is a French-Spanish resource. Read these short novels, or listen to their audio recordings. 

Let’s play Francophone music! This article presents two female artists of French pop music. Discover or rediscover these two Belgian and French singers through videos, radio podcasts and quizzes. Children, teenagers, and adults can improve their Francophone cultural knowledge and their French at the same time! 

French monuments... Notre-Dame de Paris et Versailles

by Pauline Boucherie

We carry on with our cultural selections of online resources. Thanks to this week’s article, visit two famous French monuments through virtual tours and virtual reality videos: Versailles castle and Notre-Dame. First, explore the architecture and artwork inside and outside the famous Paris cathedral, as we celebrated the sad one-year anniversary of its fire on the 15th of April. Then, learn fun facts about everyday life at the royal residence of Versailles. Enjoy this little journey in France and French culture!

Listen to some French!

by Pauline Boucherie

Carry on learning French at home, and carry on improving your comprehension and pronunciation by listening to some resources in French! The following selection deals with various topics through audio books, songs and podcasts in French, all available online for children and adults. Close your eyes and let your mind escape!

Classic books for French learners

by Pauline Boucherie

Looking for new books to read to improve your French? Reading French classic books is not only suited for experts! Our digital library “Culturethèque” features a variety of good classic novels adapted to learners and literature lovers, whether children and adults. Find a selection in this article. 

French museums… le Centre Pompidou et le Mucem

by Pauline Boucherie

Discover a second article on French museums. This time, you will have the opportunity to enjoy modern and contemporary art in a famous Paris museum: the Centre Pompidou. Then, travel to Marseille, in the South East part of France, to experience a virtual exhibition on the topic of the journey.  

French museums... le Louvre et le Musée d’Orsay

by Pauline Boucherie

Despite the shelter in place orders in France and in many countries around the world, it is still possible for children, teenagers, and adults to carry on taking part in the French and Francophone cultural life. In Paris, the Musée d’Orsay and the Louvre are closed, but you can visit these two famous museums through the following article, thanks to virtual tours, videos, audio recordings, and more!

Virtual Trip to France - Visit Arcachon!

by Rachel Villeger

As we are all stuck at home, our sponsor Veronic Travel is giving you a quick tour of one of the prettiest locations you can visit on France's Atlantic coast, Arcachon!

The content of this article has been sponsored by VeronicTravel and was originally written by Véronique.
For more information, contact her at: www.veronictravel.com | vero@veronictravel.com | 917 495 5058

Online temporary resources in French

by Pauline Boucherie

During this time of confinement, thousands of initiatives are popping up on the Internet to entertain us from home. The involvement of the media and cultural institutions is impressive, and a lot of platforms feature free online resources in French. However, some of them are available only for a short time, due to the current context. Find in this article a list of cultural resources available temporarily, to carry on enjoying French and Francophone culture this weekend! This article especially features opera, dance and film resources. 

Virtual Trip to France - Visit the Loire Valley!

by Rachel Villeger

As we are all stuck at home, our sponsor Veronic Travel is giving you a quick tour of one of the most iconic regions in France, the Loire Valley!

The content of this article has been sponsored by VeronicTravel and was originally written by Véronique.
For more information, contact her at: www.veronictravel.com | vero@veronictravel.com | 917 495 5058

Master French verbs with online activities!

by Pauline Boucherie

Do you want to practice your French easily? In this article, find a selection of 4 short online quizzes on French verbs suited for both children and adults. Choose your French level, and work on either the present, imperfect, or subjunctive tense. 

After recommending “Le Grand Meaulnes” by Alain Fournier last week, our member Jane recommends another book she read in her AFW literature class. Find here her review about this French book which was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 2019.

Jane, one of our members, read this book in her AFW literature class this semester. She recommends it, as well as a website where you can find hundreds of other classic French books for free.  

Encore un peu de culture

by Pauline Boucherie

During these days of isolation, while we sometimes have a lot of time to kill, secret artists appear! In this fun text found by our teacher Hélène, an anonymous author played with French language and expressions to describe the consequences of the coronavirus outbreak. 

Are you wondering how you could improve your French vocabulary and listening? Are you interested in crime novels? Then, this online audiobook is made for you! 

Nos membres recommandent... "Tintin" audiobook

by Pauline Boucherie

In this article, find a free online resource in French recommended by two of our members. Therese, 8 years old, and her brother Kirwan, 12 years old, recommend the Tintin audiobook by France Culture. 

Spring Session at AFW and NY on PAUSE

by Rachel Villeger

Dear members and students,

So much has happened in the last few days, we thought it was time for an update.  You probably already know that Governor Cuomo has just signed several executive orders, making it compulsory for all non-essential businesses to close their offices until further notice.

Because of this, and following the enthusiasm and positive feedback from the vast majority of our members, this Spring we will be offering the following: