Dans la renardière

[Many thanks to Sophia O’Connor for proposing the title “Dans la renardière” and to Hi’ileiikauatuahine Amundson for providing resources.]

Resources for Students of French

[Research and compilation by Hi’ileiikauatuahine Amundson, Class of 2023]

Vocabulary/Grammar Tools

  1. Memrise App: Helpful to memorize vocabulary words/lists, uses sentences and helps put the words into context.
  1. Word Reference: https://www.wordreference.com/ Perfect for looking up translations (in different contexts), conjugations, sample sentences.

YouTube Channels

Easy French – Learn French from the Streets: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5UIoabheFMYWWnGFFxl8_nvVZWZSykc
Interviewing local people, asking the same questions (repetition allows for easier understanding).

Tiktok Creators to Follow

  1. @encorefrenchlessons: vocabulary, culture, short lessons
  2. @mexemluv: funny, French memes
  3. @jazzyfreezy: culture, daily life in France, captions in both English and French
  4. @insidecotedazur: travel videos, French captions
  5. @studyfrench: quick lessons, short quizzes, pronunciation
  6. @learnfrenchwithelodie: verb conjugation, pronunciation, relevant vocabulary


  1. Coffee Break French: short 30-minute lessons, starts at a beginner level and becomes more advanced.
  2. Parlez Away: focuses on conversation, good practice for oral exams, interactive.
  3. One Thing in a French Day: short episodes, covers broad range of topics, each unique to their own episode.


  1. News in Slow French: https://www.newsinslowfrench.com/french-podcast Wide range of topics, helpful for improving comprehension skills, well-paced, easy to understand, includes transcripts and translations for new/difficult vocabulary
  1. Journal en Français Facile: https://savoirs.rfi.fr/fr/apprendre-enseigner/langue-francaise/journal-en-francais-facile
  2. Le Gorafi: http://www.legorafi.fr/ A parody for news articles, humorous, broaden cultural understanding

Intermediate Level – French Newspapers

  1. France 24: https://www.france24.com/fr/
  2. Le Monde: https://www.lemonde.fr/