TV5 is a television network with an endless supply of French media for consumption, and although the website may be difficult to navigate for a beginner, it has extensive free content for French learners that will be worth the struggle. Under the tab “Langue française” you will find high-quality (and free!) articles, games, exercises, and videos to help you explore the French language. Beginners can pair the site with the Readlang Chrome extension and be off studying in no time!
If you want to have a structured exploration of the site, you can choose a learning path under “Exercises” or click on “Je Découvre” to receive a set of articles and videos every day. The articles are fun and engaging — they focus on specific topics, such as contradictory words in the French language (“J’ai appris à jouer le piano” VS “J’ai appris à ma mère les règles du jeu”) or how to use different homophones. If that’s not enough to convince you to visit the site, you can also find 500 free books of classic French literature for your reading pleasure.
*For some reason, the video links sometimes redirect you to a page that does not contain the video you have chosen, but hopefully this will be fixed in the future.
The current rating is our best estimate. We haven’t had the opportunity yet to more thoroughly evaluate this resource, as we do for our full reviews.