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This WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources is a frequently updated Internet directory of over 2000 annotated links to high-quality English-language sources of information and analysis in a wide range of international affairs, international relations, international studies, global studies, and global education topics. These sites are carefully selected for their long-term value, favoring those with cost-free, authoritative information and analysis online. Each website is described only in general terms because of the typically rapid changes in details of its contents and features.



Search Engines for French Language Sites

French Language Search Engines and Portals-- Abondance, Google France, Yahoo! France

Internet broadcasts in French are accessible through the International Radio and Television page of this WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources.

Other Sources

Bonjour de France-- "Un « cyber-magazine » éducatif gratuit contenant des exercices, des tests et des jeux pour apprendre le français ainsi que des fiches pédagogiques à l’attention des enseignants de français langue étrangère."

ClicNet--Swarthmore College posts this site for students and teachers of French, and all those interested in French-language sources on the culture, art, and literature of the francophone world.

Documentation française-- "La Documentation française est une direction d’administration centrale des services du Premier ministre, placée sous l’autorité du Secrétaire général du Gouvernement... exerce une mission de service public en matière d’information générale sur l’actualité politique, administrative, économique et sociale française, étrangère et internationale."

elearningfrench-- "The website includes 24 lessons with audio (beginners to intermediate level), French proverbs and sayings, French slang and idioms as well as a 2-way dictionary," plus flashcards and French songs.

Français Interactif!-- Online French course "developed at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of French and Italian. A result of over ten years of collaboration between academic and technical professionals..."

Free Language Tutorials: French-- "Online grammar lessons, vocabulary lists, as well as a glossary of useful words and phrases [for] basic or intermediate French."

French Courses-- From  the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University, Elementary French I and II, free online "carefully sequenced and highly interactive presentation of French language and culture in a media-rich course environment including new video shot in France and Quebec with young professional actors."

French Language--'s colorful and helpful guide to things French.

French Language Guide-- French language facts, culture, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, tests, and more.

French Resources-- From Schoolshape, many interactive audio and visual exercises for various levels of proficiency, in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Mostly free and created by teachers. Visitors can also create their own resources and share them with others.

H-France Discussion Network-- "Provides an electronic [scholarly] forum covering all aspects of the history and culture of the Francophone world [and] offers a repository of resources and links which historians and students of French history and culture may find useful."

Learn French Lab-- Contains audio and video lessons, printable flashcards, grammar help, pronunciation guide, basic phrases for beginners, and more. Plentiful and helpful resources by a native French teacher.

Learn a Language: French-- From Visual Link Languages, "created by the U.S. Institute of Languages... to help people bridge communication gaps and to give back to the world in which we live." Includes vocabulary, phrases, dictionary, cultural notes, blog, and forum.

Learn French Online-- "Our free French courses are an online adaptation of the FSI French basic course. We propose 2 main courses: French for beginners and Intermediate French. Each course includes 12 free french lessons."

Linguasorb-- Offers helpful "verb conjugation resources, grammar lessons, vocabulary lists... with audio, translations, practice quizzes and more" in French.

Love France, Learn French-- Insightful blog about France, the French language, and learning French.

Ressources Internet Francophones-- From Professor Thomas C. Spear of the French Department at Lehman College, City University of New York, a wide-ranging directory of key websites in the French language.

Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links-- A "10,000-link Globe-Gate Supersite" Web directory from the University of Tennessee. "This page allows you to easily type French accents and other French characters without a French keyboard. You can edit your text in the box and then copy it to your document, e-mail message, etc."

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This section of the WWW Virtual Library system was created, and is edited and maintained, by Dr. Wayne A.Selcher, Professor of International Studies Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2288  U.S.A., as a volunteer and non-profit public service. This website copyright 1997-present by Wayne A. Selcher. E-mail: