In your course materials:
- Textbook → Précis de grammaire (p. 208-19)
- A reference grammar with practice exercises:
Poisson-Quinton, La grammaire du français en 44 leçons et plus de 230 activités, niveau A1. (Paris: Éditions Maison des langues, 2014). ISBN 9788415640127
- Verbs and conjugating them:
Bescherelle conjugaison (online, free) and its original printed book form, in any edition from 1980 onwards. This is the canonical French verb book.
- A reference grammar (with a few exercises):
Jacqueline Morton, English Grammar for Students of French, any edition (Ann Arbor: Olivia & Hill, 1st ed. 1979, current 7th ed. 2013).
- Index of French grammar and pronunciation glossary terms:
Material mostly from the old French.about.com > now Thoughtco.com (explanations in English).
- Tex’s French Grammar:
Carl Blyth, Karen Kelton, et al, University of Texas, Austin (explanations in English).
Clear but colourful, visually striking grammar explanations and further links; Henriette Gezundhajt, York University (explanations in French)
Some more free online resources for more grammar:
- French language guides to improve reading, writing, and comprehension skills for all levels; Thoughtco.com (explanations in English).
- Wikipedia, especially for looking up grammatical terms, starting with their French grammar page
- FHIS UBC Vimeo channel – Dr Anne Scott’s French grammar explanations (explanations in French).
- These last items goes far beyond FREN 101 & 102 and are listed here for reference and completeness. While the topics covered are from A1 level upwards, the explanations are in French that is at approximately B1-B2 level:
- so that you can see a short classic synthesis representing French grammar as one whole thing: Le Grimoire, Lexique grammatical cursif; Pascal Michelucci, University of Toronto.
- The whole Grimoire includes grammar explanations and exercises—mostly at levels well above CEFR / DELF A1, so this is a site to bookmark if you are continuing with more French later—and a collection of literary texts
- Bibliothèque virtuelle Alloprof > le français provides an idea of the place of grammar within a language as a whole; Quebec: see especially la grammaire de la phrase, les classes de mots, les fonctions syntaxiques
More practice exercises:
- Free extra exercises and other resources online → Cosmopolite 1, Parcours digital (using the code on the black sticker on the inside front cover of your textbook).
- TV5 Monde:
learning French (not just grammar), from the main French international TV channel > niveau A1 (débutant) & A2 (élémentaire).
- Le Point du FLE:
Large online repository of more exercises; look for specific topics and for the A1 level.
- Tex’s French Grammar:
“An online pedagogical reference grammar of the French language that combines authoritative grammar explanations, self-correcting exercises and online audio with surreal dialogues and cartoon images.” Carl Blyth, Karen Kelton, et al; University of Texas, Austin. Not aligned with DELF / CEFR A1, but still generally useful: for example, if you feel that you need a different angle of approach and more practice on a specific topic.
- REPSIT – À la découverte du monde francophone (University of Calgary).
- Meta-meta-medieval > outils utiles (O’Brien):
Further resources for French (overlapping with the resources above), including links to various websites with yet more online exercises. Warning: links have not been checked recently.