Director of Foreign Languages
Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
Would you like feedback on your thoughts and questions about a specific text, author, or literary topic? The Center will forward your question to a professor in the UVa French Department.
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The mission of the French Project is to bring teachers closer to the reality of French language, literature, and contemporary society by offering opportunities to exchange ideas and experiences with other teachers, scholars, and performing artists. The French Project aims at answering French teachers’ needs with lectures and discussions led by specialists in fields ranging from applied phonetics and experimental language methodology to all periods of literature and culture in France as well as in Francophone countries. With very few exceptions, all activities are led in French and many use audio-visual materials.
French Guides to the Web
(un site culturel et littéraire francophone)
- First Time French Speakers
- France Pratique
- Tennessee Bob’s Famous French Links
A virtual extravaganza of French links (over 4500) organized by subject.
- French and Francophone Links
(French Department, University of Virgina)
- Le Louvre
- Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
- Centre Georges Pompidou
- Museum d’Histoire Naturelle
- Creating French Culture
(Moteurs de Recherche sur le Web en France)
- Nouveau Lokace
American Association of Teachers of French [in English]
- UNGI – Un Nouveau Guide Internet de Gilles Maire
French Guide for learning to use the Internet: FTP, Telnet, Gopher, Searching and more.
(College of William and Mary)
PracTest© is a template for creating fill-in-the-blank exercises or tests for German, French, Spanish or English, with the capability to add help text to specific items and to track student use of the program. Created by Professor Gary Smith. (Instructions for how to obtain and install PracTest on your computer)
- Le Petit Bouquet
Le Petit Bouquet is a free electronic newspaper dedicated to the French speaking community all over the world. to subscribe visit the web site which also features classified and public announcements, an opinion column, virtual exhibitions, and more.
- French: The Most Practical Foreign Language
- ARTFL Project French-English Dictionary
(75,000 entries) University of Chicago
- Groupe LOGOS: Interactive Multilingual Dictionary
(over 1.5 million entries in 30 languages) Italy