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News & Publications


Yahoo France: Les Actualités
I use Yahoo quite a bit to find articles for my classroom Summary Snapshot activities.  While they may have a generic, news-wire quality, this is what makes them accessible to my beginning students. 

MIT: French Press Index  
MIT does a quite exhaustive job of indexing authentic press resources.
Thanks to Rita Ricaurte for this great link

France 3
This is the official site France 3. It includes news briefs and also a gold mine of regional news video  that you can easily view online.
Thanks to Maria Kourouvasilis for doing the homework on this great link.

Radio France
Fabulous site. Access to diverse media/forms of broadcasting in French.

Radio France Internationale
This is a good source for text-only news summaries and Real Audio broadcasts. (International and French news.)

France 2
This site is a good source for streaming video newsbroadcasts (pictures are fair but audio is good.) 

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Link Collections, Portals & Web Guides


Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links
Popular collection of beaucoup de French links.

American Association of Teachers of French
Includes collection of French resource links.

Maison de Quartier
This house themed guide organized authentic sites according to a visual (Flash-based) model. In the Fiche pédagogique section you fill find companion activities designed for this site and the accompanying links.
Thank you to Karen Wendel for this link suggestion.

Yahoo: France
The French version of the popular Web Guide.

Carrefour
This portal site links to several sites in the Carrefour corporate family. Generally speaking, they are well-designed, accessible and have rich information. These links are included in the thematic listings: Carrefour: OOShop - Supermarché, Meubles Carrefour, Multimedia Carrefour and Vacances Carrefour.

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Tools


Conversion de Devises - Yahoo en France
This is a French-language converter that allows conversion between any two currencies.

Temperature Converter
This site is in English but is useful for understanding international weather forecasts.

Volume Converter  
This site is in English but is useful for understanding international weights for food shopping, etc

Weight Converter
This site is in English but is useful for understanding international weights for food shopping, etc

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