After Duolingo

It’s very common for people to post the fact that they completed the Duolingo lesson, and would like to know what to do next. There a lot of things you can do to take yourself to a higher level. I’ll give you some follow-up ideas….

1) You can review material that is not covered in Duolingo, on these sites:

http://www.ielanguages.com/french.html

https://lingvist.io/

http://www.languageguide.org/french/

http://www.loquella.com/learn-french/

http://french.about.com/

http://coffeebreakfrench.com/

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/languages/french/

http://www.ielanguages.com/french.html

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/index.html

http://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/languages/french.html

http://www.bonjourdefrance.co.uk/learn-french-online/vocabulary/exercices-advanced

http://www.lepointdufle.net/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/cool/

http://mylanguages.org/learn_french.php

http://oli.cmu.edu/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/mafrance/

http://fsi-language-courses.org/Content.php?page=French%20FAST

http://fsi-language-courses.org/Content.php?page=French%20Headstart%20for%20Belgium

http://www.learnfrenchbypodcast.com/

http://www.coffeebreakfrench.com/

2) You can download a free book or two, maybe even an audio book, here:

http://www.ebooksgratuits.com/

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=fran%C3%A7aise

https://www.youtube.com/user/bookboxinc

http://www.bookbox.com/free-stuff/pdfs

http://www.ebooksgratuits.com/pdf/st_exupery_le_petit_prince.pdf

http://openlibrary.org/works/OL3937378W/French_in_action

http://www.ebooksgratuits.com/pdf/burroughs_tarzan.pdf

http://www.ebooksgratuits.com/pdf/l_ampoule_14.pdf

http://recrealire.com/recrealire/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Le_Magicien_dOz.pdf

http://www.recrealire.com/recrealire/category/romans/

https://archive.org/details/AuFilDesLectures

http://www.audiocite.net/

http://www.litteratureaudio.com/

http://www.guydemaupassant.fr/maupassant.htm

http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/language/French

3) You can see if you can read these three children’s stories fluently:

http://www.thefrenchexperiment.com/stories/

4) Listen to French language podcasts, every few days, and see if you can comprehend listening without reading, try a translation, etc.

http://podclub.ch/index.php/fr/emissions/l-avis-de-marie-f

http://www.francaisauthentique.com/

http://learnfrenchbypodcast.com/

https://nativefrenchspeech.com/en

http://www.ivoox.com/podcast-podcast-rfi-journal-francais-facile-21h_sq_f145325_1.html

5) Read French newspapers, magazines and on-line media everyday:

http://www.lemonde.fr/

http://www.parismatch.com/

http://www.atlantico.fr/

http://www.timeout.fr/

http://www.slate.fr/

http://www.journaldesfemmes.com

http://www.gqmagazine.fr/

http://www.atlantico.fr/

http://www.leparisien.fr/

http://www.larecherche.fr/

http://www.readmetro.com/en/france/paris/

http://www.lepetitjournal.com/

http://www.futura-sciences.com/

6) Keep developing your French listening skills:

http://www.listeningpractice.org/

http://french.about.com/library/listening/bl-listeningindex2.htm

https://archive.org/details/Fsi-IntroductionToFrenchPhonology-Audio

7) Submit writings, like a daily diary of what you did that day, or simple thoughts, in French, to:

http://lang-8.com

8) Watch TV

http://www.rts.ch/play/tv

http://www.france4.fr/

http://apprendre.tv5monde.com/

http://www.tv5monde.com/cms/chaine-francophone/Revoir-nos-emissions/Destination-Francophonie/Episodes/p-29977-Destination-Tunisie.htm

http://www.programme.tv/news/

http://www.radio-canada.ca/widgets/mediaconsole/livem/RDICA/

http://www.radio-canada.ca/widgets/mediaconsole/livem/cbft/

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere

http://www.20minutes.fr/

http://www.bfmtv.com/

9) Listen to radio:

http://www.radiofrance.fr/

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/audio-video/

http://www1.rfi.fr/lffr/statiques/accueil_apprendre.asp

http://www.franceculture.fr/player

http://www.985fm.ca/webradio/

http://play.nostalgie.fr/nostalgie/nostalgie-poetes.html

10) Prepare for a trip with a phrase book:

http://www.etudfrance.com/my%20files/FRENCH%20visual%20phrasebook.pdf

11) Watch movies with French captioning:

http://www.filmfra.com

12) Practice text/audio/video chats with natives on:

http://www.gospeaky.com

13) Maintain a journal or diary in your new language, writing down what you did that day (present, present perfect), what you did yesterday (past simple, passe compose, past perfect), what you plan to do tomorrow (future, future perfect) and what you may do (conditional, conditional perfect).