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French 401 The Francophone World: Introduction

Welcome to the French Language Resource Guides


Welcome to this guide created especially for you by Ms. Pei, the Instructional Librarian!

Course Description

This course is intended to further enrich your communicative skills in French. Our primary aims this year are: 1) to deepen your understanding of vocabulary and grammar already learnt, 2) to help you become even more independent in your language studies, 3) to give you a general introduction to French culture.

Scholar Search on Francophone World

Books on Francophone Countries

Effective Ways of Doing Information Research

The four key steps are to Get Organized, Gather Information, Use the Information, and Reflect. 

To learn more about the details of a research process, please click Research without Pain

With a research topic or an assignment, you may simply start with the Research section of the library.

As always, we are happy to help you and show you more if you simply stop by the OWH Library's Help Desk, or give us a call.    

French Language Across the World

Research Projects TAKE TIME

Research is a process with a lot of steps.  There are no shortcuts if you want to do your best work.  Our "Planning Assignments" tool will help you stay on track to get your research done on time. Click on the "PA" to use the tool.


Regions where French Is Spoken

  Regions where French is the main language
  Regions where it is an official language
  Regions where it is a second language
  Regions where it is a minority language

Source: Wikipedia on France Language

World News on France

World News - Europe presents and distributes news, sports, business and entertainment around Europe.

France Daily

Feeling a little lost in French?

A Guide to France

25 vital words and simple expressions to learn before visiting France

Cliffs Note French II

Do you know that Mrs. Schorr, Andover's emeritus French Instructor, wrote a book to help your French learning as well:

Tune-up your French : the top ten ways to improve your spoken French