French Language Resources

French Language Resources

Cactus offers 10-week, 5-week and one-week Interactive French Courses. From beginner to advanced, delivered by our highly qualified tutors in the UK and online. Start learning French with Cactus.

There are so many resources that it is sometimes difficult to know which ones to use, and to identify which ones are good. Cactus has carefully assessed the wide range of free French language resources. Below you can find a selection of our most recommended, useful and reliable French language resources. These can be used as a helpful support to language learning whilst taking one of our French courses.

To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or contact us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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Cactus French Classes

Cactus Online French Courses
French language courses for students looking to learn French wherever they are. Language courses are 10-weeks, 5 weeks or one week. Interactive and engaging, students can enjoy real-time interactions with teacher.


WordReference is a popular bilingual dictionary, and combines its own dictionary with the long-established Collins dictionary. WordReference also includes a handy French verb conjugator and a forum where users can get help with French language related questions.

Reverso is a well-established bilingual dictionary. It includes an English-French dictionary, along with other handy tools such as a translator and spellchecker.

The CNRTL host the dictionary of the Académie Française, the French language regulator. Its monolingual French dictionary includes all the officially recognised French words. In French only.

Dictionnaire Electronique des Synonymes
The university of Caen, France, is hosting a helpful French synonyms dictionary.


Forvo is a free and comprehensive pronunciation guide maintained by native speakers around the world. It includes the pronunciation of more than 3 million words in 325 languages.


Memrise is a popular website and mobile app which enables you to memorise French vocabulary. It is a great and fun way to learn new vocabulary in addition to your language course.

Quizlet is a fun and simple website and mobile app which will help you develop your French vocabulary using flash cards.

Cram has a large list of flash cards to help you learn new French words. It also has a mobile app, so you can memorise French vocabulary anywhere anytime.

Language Guide
Language Guide is a project helping French language students to build their vocabulary using an image and sound dictionary.

Mobile app

Duolingo is a fun mobile app which offers a comprehensive series of vocabulary, pronunciation and translation exercises. It is a great way to practice what you learn during your French evening courses while on the go.


French Courses

Are you looking to learn French? Our classes offer an engaging and communicative way to learn French.

Private French Tuition

Cactus offers a range of options for private French tuition. Business French courses that suit your schedule and location. For more information please visit our private tuition and corporate language training division.

French Immersion Courses

French immersive language course in the country where the language is spoken. Cactus offers courses in France, Canada, Switzerland, the Caribbean and Reunion Island.

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