On-line Sound Files
contains thousands of sound files to help you learn and enjoy the
French language. You should be able to double-click on any of the linked
French words and the audio file should play back automatically.
If the audio file does not play, try setting
RealPlayer as your default player for mp3 files. Follow these
RealPlayer main menu, go Tools/Preferences/Content/Media Types
"Manually Configure Media Types for RealPlayer"
for "MP3 Audio (mp3)"
checked, should indicate that mp3 files are "Currently assigned to:
double-clicking on an
sound file, on-line.
Note that the
first time you click on a sound file, it takes a few seconds to load
RealPlayer. RealPlayer then remains loaded in background, playing any
new word you click almost instantaneously.
If you still
have problems with sound file or find a troubled link, please contact
that you can download any
sound file for personal use by right-clicking on the linked French word
or expression and saving to your disk, following normal process for
downloads. (Please see Terms
lists can be presented in a printer-friendly format by clicking on the
"Printable View" icon for that page. You must have the free program
Reader installed, since this view uses pdf format. These pdf files
can also be downloaded for off-line use using the normal File/Save
seeks quality audio renditions of phrases, vocabulary, poetry, and
essays spoken in French language and voice.
please follow link to
(ou, si vous préférez en français, à
also seeks original short stories, poetry, essays, articles and
photo-logs, particularly those with accompanying narration, and songs.
All topics considered, but
especially those of interest to English-speaking people learning
French and visiting Paris, the country of France, and other
French-speaking cities and countries.
Submissions must be written and
annotated in French.
Narrations and songs must also be
recorded in French.
Songs must be accompanied with
offers an honorarium.
Please use Microsoft Office
compatible formats for text, jpg format for photos, and wav format
for narrations and songs.
Please e-mail your submittal to