UCL CENTRE FOR LANGUAGES & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (CLIE)

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  • Le Monde

The most famous French daily news­pa­per, ideal to help you build your vo­cab­u­lary. French and In­ter­na­tional cur­rent af­fairs, politics, opin­ion pieces, arts and cul­ture, fi­nance and sports. At SAC, we keep a hard copy of the weekend edition of Le Monde.

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The most famous French daily news­pa­per, ideal to help you build your vo­cab­u­lary. French and In­ter­na­tional cur­rent af­fairs, politics, opin­ion pieces, arts and cul­ture, fi­nance and sports. At SAC, we keep a hard copy of the weekend edition of Le Monde.

  • Libération

Left-wing national daily French newspaper, founded by Jean-Paul Sartre among others, following the protest movements of May 1968. Great for building your vo­cab­u­lary. French and In­ter­na­tional cur­rent af­fairs, politics, opin­ion pieces, arts and cul­ture, fi­nance and sports.

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Left-wing national daily French newspaper, founded by Jean-Paul Sartre among others, following the protest movements of May 1968. Great for building your vo­cab­u­lary. French and In­ter­na­tional cur­rent af­fairs, politics, opin­ion pieces, arts and cul­ture, fi­nance and sports.

  • Le Figaro

Centre/right national French daily newspaper. Politics, Finance, opinion pieces, sport, culture, lifestyle and a separate section for women's interest.

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Centre/right national French daily newspaper. Politics, Finance, opinion pieces, sport, culture, lifestyle and a separate section for women's interest.

  • Le Monde Diplomatique

French monthly national critical information and analysis. An interesting and thought-provoking way to advance your vocabulary and critical skills in French. Best suited for advanced learners.

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French monthly national critical information and analysis. An interesting and thought-provoking way to advance your vocabulary and critical skills in French. Best suited for advanced learners.

  • Courrier international

Daily press review of Francophone news in the form of this Paris-based French weekly newspaper.

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Daily press review of Francophone news in the form of this Paris-based French weekly newspaper.

  • L’Equipe

French national daily sports newspaper.

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French national daily sports newspaper.

  • Le Parisien

Parisian daily newspaper with local, national and international news.

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Parisian daily newspaper with local, national and international news.

  • Sud-Ouest

Southwestern regional daily newspaper with local, national and international news.

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Southwestern regional daily newspaper with local, national and international news.

  • Var-Matin

Daily newspaper from the Provence region with local, national and international news.

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Daily newspaper from the Provence region with local, national and international news.

  • Le Soir

Belgian newspaper in French. Great for intermediate and advanced learners and offering an alternative to all the France-based media listed here.

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Belgian newspaper in French. Great for intermediate and advanced learners and offering an alternative to all the France-based media listed here.

  • La Tribune de Genève

Daily Swiss newspaper from Geneva in French. Another great alternative to all the France-based media listed here.

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Daily Swiss newspaper from Geneva in French. Another great alternative to all the France-based media listed here.

  • Le Nouvel Observateur

Left-wing weekly magazine on current affairs and culture. Only some parts of the magazine are available online for free. A fantastic way to familiarise yourselves with vocabulary suitable for advanced discussions of current affairs, politics as well as historical events and philosophy.

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Left-wing weekly magazine on current affairs and culture. Only some parts of the magazine are available online for free. A fantastic way to familiarise yourselves with vocabulary suitable for advanced discussions of current affairs, politics as well as historical events and philosophy.

  • Le Point

Left/centre weekly magazine on current affairs and culture.

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Left/centre weekly magazine on current affairs and culture.

  • L’Express

Centre/right weekly magazine on current affairs and culture.

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Centre/right weekly magazine on current affairs and culture.

  • Elle

Monthly women's magazine focusing mainly on fashion and beauty but also with informative articles on current affairs and culture. A fun and relaxing way to brush up your everyday vocabulary. Suitable for all levels.

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Monthly women's magazine focusing mainly on fashion and beauty but also with informative articles on current affairs and culture. A fun and relaxing way to brush up your everyday vocabulary. Suitable for all levels.

  • Paris Match

Weekly news magazine that covers major national and international news along with celebrity lifestyle features.

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Weekly news magazine that covers major national and international news along with celebrity lifestyle features.

  • Premiere France

A French version of the film and cinema magazine, this site provides a valuable way of introducing students to contemporary and colloquial French.

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A French version of the film and cinema magazine, this site provides a valuable way of introducing students to contemporary and colloquial French.

  • Talk French

A lively introduction to French in ten short parts with printable activities and video clips. A variety of topics covered including introductions and family.

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A lively introduction to French in ten short parts with printable activities and video clips. A variety of topics covered including introductions and family.

  • Ma France

An interactive post-beginners course by the BBC, focusing on the basics of the language. Great if you're planning a trip to a French-speaking country and you want to communicate with the locals.

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An interactive post-beginners course by the BBC, focusing on the basics of the language. Great if you're planning a trip to a French-speaking country and you want to communicate with the locals.

  • Quick Fix - French Essential Phrases

Basic phrases, accommodation, food and drinks and other useful simple phrases. Ideal for beginners.

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Basic phrases, accommodation, food and drinks and other useful simple phrases. Ideal for beginners.

  • Cool French

A guide to young people's slang and spoken French.

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A guide to young people's slang and spoken French.

  • Déjà Vu

A biligual love affair - contains chapter-by-chapter transcripts and vocabulary. A love affair between London-born and bred Claire, and a Paris based French Algerian man called Ahmed. When Claire and Ahmed meet it is language that stands between them… (something Claire intends to conquer with audio lessons and practice). But when Ahmed gets stopped and searched in London under section 44, the seed of a much larger difference is sown. The production combines the best of BBC storytelling with ARTE radio.com’s unique approach to sound creating a new experience for the Afternoon Play.

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A biligual love affair - contains chapter-by-chapter transcripts and vocabulary. A love affair between London-born and bred Claire, and a Paris based French Algerian man called Ahmed. When Claire and Ahmed meet it is language that stands between them… (something Claire intends to conquer with audio lessons and practice). But when Ahmed gets stopped and searched in London under section 44, the seed of a much larger difference is sown. The production combines the best of BBC storytelling with ARTE radio.com’s unique approach to sound creating a new experience for the Afternoon Play.

  • Reportages

An intermediate audio magazine with topical reports plus other materials to help you keep your French up to date

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An intermediate audio magazine with topical reports plus other materials to help you keep your French up to date

  • Crosswords

Intermediate level crosswords to help you improve and practice your vocabulary

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Intermediate level crosswords to help you improve and practice your vocabulary

  • Bab.la

Bab.la language portal offers you dictionary translations, language quizzes & games, vocabulary lessons for learning and much more. bab.la is interactive: You can enter your own translation, create your own language test or your own vocabulary flashcards

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Bab.la language portal offers you dictionary translations, language quizzes & games, vocabulary lessons for learning and much more. bab.la is interactive: You can enter your own translation, create your own language test or your own vocabulary flashcards

  • Word Reference

A very useful English-French and French -English online dictionary.

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A very useful English-French and French -English online dictionary.

  • Dict.cc

A very useful English-French and French -English online dictionary.

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A very useful English-French and French -English online dictionary.

  • Canal Academie

Source of listening /reading material in French. Various topics covered, clearly defined by distinct categories, such as Art, Literature, Sociology, Food, Economy, Sciences, Medicine and many more. Suitable for all levels, based on the difficulty of the resources chosen.

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Source of listening /reading material in French. Various topics covered, clearly defined by distinct categories, such as Art, Literature, Sociology, Food, Economy, Sciences, Medicine and many more. Suitable for all levels, based on the difficulty of the resources chosen.

  • Utile

This website offers information, ideas and advice regarding various topics from education to careers to health advice.

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This website offers information, ideas and advice regarding various topics from education to careers to health advice.

  • Statistics Canada

Information regarding Canadian Statistics and the Census.

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Information regarding Canadian Statistics and the Census.