OLLA User Guide

Dear students,

Welcome to our list of free, online French resources for language learners!  We have identified resources which we hope you will find interesting, and which might help you learn French.  We have also tried to make sure that the language they contain is not too difficult.  However, don’t worry if you don’t understand all of the text – this is a normal part of learning a language!  Just do your best to enjoy the content, and you might pick up some language along the way.  And if you do find a particular resource much too difficult, simply close it and try another one.

To help you find things of interest, the list is organized by topic. Within each topic, we have also listed the resources in rough order of difficulty – easiest first, and getting harder as you go down. However, this is not an exact science, so please do have a good browse around! 

Some video resources have subtitles (in French, English, or both). You might have to turn these on using the ‘closed captions’ button, which will look something like this:   Please note that the subtitles are sometimes generated automatically and may contain some errors!

Some of the resources have been tried out and rated by other secondary school students who are learning French.  You will see their star ratings next to the resource: how much they enjoyed it, and how easy they found it to understand.  The number next to the star rating shows how many people have reviewed the resource. 

We would love to hear what you think of these resources, too!  So, if you have time, click the orange button next to each resource and fill in our short survey.  This will only take 1 or 2 minutes to complete.  

PLEASE NOTE: We are not responsible for the content of the resources in this list, nor for any other sites which they may contain links to. We provide these links below in good faith as a learning resource. We have checked the resources and to the best of our knowledge, they are appropriate for secondary school pupils to access. However, if you come across anything that you consider inappropriate, please let us know immediately via the box on the survey, so that we can check it out and remove it from the list if necessary.  Also, if you come across any broken links, please let us know about this via the checkbox in the survey.

We hope you enjoy browsing our resources!

Click on one of the categories below to start exploring our resources!

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