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Language Learning
Jacques and Alexandre Leviant Centre

This facility offers FIAF Language Center students the materials and services to enhance their learning experience. Check out multimedia materials and language books organized by learning level and marked with a colored sticker.


Culturethèque E-Library

Sign up for your free access to the online library Culturethèque where you will find a wide range of language learning materials.

Access French eBooks, magazines, films, bandes dessinées, podcasts, and more for your tablet. Learn more (pdf)

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The Library recommends the following online dictionaries:
TV5Monde Dictionnaire:

A variety of dictionaries are also available at the Haskell Library for you to consult.
FIAF Library Collection: List of French Dictionaries (pdf)


Study Guides

Our study guides will help you find appropriate materials in the Library according to your level of French:

-  Beginner Level A1
   & Advanced Beginner A2
-  Intermediate Level B1
-  Advanced Level B2
-  Pronunciation Resources

Exam Prepration:


Learning Materials
by Level

To consult the language-learning materials available at your level, log on to the library's online catalog and enter your level (A1, A2, B1 or B2) in the search window and choose “subject” in the pull-down index window.


Children’s Learning Materials

The Haskell Library offers a wide variety of language learning materials for children of all ages. Our selection of kids’ French learning materials including DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMS, books and more can be found with a green sticker in our Espace Jeunesse.


Useful Docs

Info Sheet for Learning Level Color Coding (pdf)

Glossary of Library terms and expressions en francais (pdf)

Learning French through cinema (pdf)

French Language Learning Resources on the Web (doc)

French Basic Tools (doc)

Livres audio gratuits, accessibles sur internet (pdf)



Where can I practice speaking French at FIAF?

Many members are interested in coming to FIAF in order to practice speaking French. Please find below a list of activities where you can enjoy putting your hard-earned language skills to work in an enjoyable format.
-  List of FIAF Events for Practicing French (pdf)


Are you a French teacher? Resources for FFL Teachers

FIAF has created a series of videos that demonstrate some ideas for using Culturethèque in the FLE classroom. These include videos on novels, kids, ados, bandes dessinées, periodiques and learning French. You may access them on the FIAF YouTube channel

A collection of titles for teachers of French is available in the Alexandre and Jacques Centre d’Autoapprentissage. These titles provide theoretical material for professional development and hands-on information to help in the preparing of classes. Subjects range from linguistics, history of the French language, francophony, intercultural issues, the European Framework, teaching to children, and more!

You may search our online catalog to view the collection. In “quick search” type “ressources pour enseignants fle”. You can refine your search by searching by one of the “mots-clefs” terms on this sheet (pdf).

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