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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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Language-Learning pamphlets:
Oui, Je peux !

Yes, you can learn French at the Library! The Library offers a series of orientation guides for students in levels A1, A2, and B1. These pamphlets will help beginning students discover the materials in the Library that will help them on their path to fluency in French.

Pick one up in the Library or read the pdf version below:
-  Beginner Level A1 (pdf)
-  Advanced Beginner A2 (pdf)
-  Intermediate Level B1 (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

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.



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 (doc)


DVDs with French Subtitles

FIAF Students! Improve your French listening and reading comprehension skills while enjoying a movie. Borrow one of our DVDs with French subtitles, and see how French cinema can further enhance your language learning experience at FIAF. See list of DVDs with French subtitles.


Useful Docs

Info Sheet for Learning Level Color Coding (pdf)

Glossary of Library terms and expressions en francais (pdf)

French Dictionaries (doc)

French Language Learning Resources on the Web (doc)

French Basic Tools (doc)

Learning French with Cinéma (pdf)

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 (doc)


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.


Are you a French teacher? Resources for FFL Teachers

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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