French in your pocket


There are many apps to learn French : Duolingo, Memrise, Quizlet … . However, there are also two other simple ways of making progress in French with your smartphone. 

The first one is by changing the language in settings to French! This way, you will learn a lot of new vocabulary while using your phone. 

The second one is by adding some French apps that most French people have on their phones. 

Here is a selection of free apps : 

Listen to the radio and access all the podcasts with Radio France app. You have a wide range of radios to choose from : France Inter, France Info, France Bleu and its 44 local radio stations, France Culture, France Musique, FIP and its 6 webradio stations, Mouv' and its webradio station. 


Read the news with Le Monde (centre/left), Libération (left wing), Le Figaro (right wing). Remember that some articles can be complicated and only accessible at Level B2. However, you can get alerts and these are short and easy to understand. 

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If you enjoy reading sport news, read some articles in L'équipe. 


Do you enjoy going to the cinema and keeping in touch with new releases? With Allocine, you will find out about new films and watch trailers, find the biographies of actors and directors ... 


Do you like cooking? Marmiton is THE app for you.  There are recipes for everyone and you can watch videos about seasonal products, special cooking techniques, interviews from famous chefs ... A must! We use it all the time in our house.


Do you like pampering yourself? My Little Beauty app will give you beauty tips everyday. The articles are short and you can do fun quizzes. 


I hope you will enjoy some of these apps. If you have a favourite app that I have not mentioned, feel free to share it in the comments below.