Read, Listen, Learn... and Relax!
✅ EF's library contains short stories, tales, fables and non-fiction
✅ Figure out verbs' tenses at a glance thanks to the colour code
✅ Get familiar with all tenses and verbs'endings with no effort
✅ Key vocabulary is translated into English
✅ Expand your vocabulary while enjoying a good book
✅ Listen to the audio as you read to develop your listening skill
Tailored for learners of French
Improve your reading
skills in French
Reading authentic French may be challenging, but our French audiobooks are designed to help you with what causes difficulty to French learners, namely vocabulary and tenses. Keep in mind that you don't need to understand 100% of what you read! My audiobooks include short stories, tales, fables and non-fiction to help you get familiar with different writing styles, topics and vocabulary items.
Improve your listening
skills in French
Recordings are made at a normal-slow speed to help you train your ear to listening to authentic French. Indeed, listening to spoken French that is excessively slow would not help you. Why? Because that is not how people speak and you would get lost when listening to authentic French at normal speed. I recommend you listen to the track (as many times as you like) before reading each text for the first time.
Expand your French
For each text I provide you with vocabulary in English, which you don't have to refer to. It is also better to try to figure out the meaning of words and phrases from the context before looking at their translation. Words for which a translation is is given are in bold in the text, and sometimes a synonym in French is given instead. By learning French vocabulary in context you will remember it better.
Practise all French
All conjugated verbs from the texts are coloured so you can know at a glance which French tense they are using. Compound tenses (those using être/avoir) are underlined and use the same colour as their related simple tense. For instance, "j'ai" (red = présent) and "j'ai eu" (red = passé composé). By practising French tenses in context thanks to this device you will understand their use and functioning better.