Online Resources Recommended by AP Teachers

We surveyed AP French Language and Culture teachers about what online resources they recommend, and the list below comes directly from their responses. The list also includes teacher descriptions of the resources. This is not a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of any of these resources by the College Board.


  • Instructional videos for students; instructional videos for teachers
  • Current event news and videos from throughout the francophone world. The site also includes lesson plans and instructional resources. “High interest for most students because of current-event nature of topics.”

Radio France Internationale (RFI)

  • Online text; instructional videos for students
  • A reliable and authentic resource that provides current, relevant information. Offers a wide variety of audio and video sources.

Extempore $  

  • Self-directed student practice
  • App that simulates the speaking tasks on the AP French Language and Culture Exam. Students can listen to prompts, speak into this app, and submit their responses as audio or video recordings. Teachers can view/listen to responses and submit oral and/or written feedback to each student.

News in Slow French $  

  • Online text; self-directed student practice
  • Podcasts about current events and news. Transcripts are available, and there are also activities to check comprehension.

Yabla $  

  • Online text; self-directed student practice
  • Students watch videos and complete exercises designed to help them focus on listening comprehension. “Great resource for students to hear French outside of the classroom.”


  • Online text
  • Provides a variety of articles, videos, and podcasts on contemporary topics that are relevant and interesting to students.


  • Online text
  • Authentic videos in the target language organized by topics and level of difficulty with comprehension quizzes that are already made or an option to make your own. “It is nice to have access to so many authentic videos organized by theme and already tagged.”

Le Point du FLE

  • Self-directed student practice
  • Portal for a wide variety of French materials (audio, text, and others) as well as grammar materials. Provides students access to authentic texts and useful for all levels.

Lyrics Training

  • Online text
  • Provides close activities of popular French songs and helps improve listening comprehension.

Parle Français Pratique Orale

  • Self-directed student practice
  • Provides practice prompts for Interpersonal Speaking and Presentational Speaking and allows students to download their audio recordings so they can save and review them, and then submit them to their teacher for feedback.


  • Self-directed student practice
  • Community-sourced site that help students learn verbs with activities, games, and printables; activities created by teachers around the country and world. Free for students and teachers, though teachers can pay a fee for additional features (e.g., unlimited activities and scored grades).

$ = May require a fee  = Account creation needed