La prononciation

In your course materials:

  • Textbook → Précis de phonétique (p. 202-07)
  • Free extra exercises and other resources online → Parcours digital (using the code on the black sticker on the inside front cover of your textbook)

From Le Robert (dictionaries), here are the sounds of French, with audio files so you can hear how each sound is pronounced within a word:

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Here are some general guides on pronunciation, on producing sounds in general (including sounds in French), from UBC’s eNunciate project.
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They include (for many-to-most sounds) videos, animated video diagrams, instructions for producing the sound, and further links to yet more online materials:


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definitionsUPDATED 2015-11-17:

Here is a very useful free, open, online collection of resources:

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Here are some basics from other sources on French pronunciation:


  • Duolingo (free, and available as an excellent app)
  • + listen to and watch as much in French as you can : for some suggestions, see RESOURCES on this present site > TV & MOVIES IN FRENCH

On phonetics in general:

On French pronunciation and sounds (in French):

folon-montecarloCreative Commons licence for eNunciate materials above:

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