French language - Podcasts, audio lessons, and audiobooks

On this page you will find links to online French podcasts, French audio lessons and audiobooks. Most of the sites listed below allow you to download podcast files (mp3, wma, etc.) to your computer for free. Usually you can find French transcript for each audio clip.

Regular listening of French podcasts and audiobooks will help you learn basic French words and basic French phrases and will improve not only your listening, but also general communication skills in French language.

The difficulty level is indicated by color circles:

  • for beginner/elementary level,
  • for intermediate level – ,
  • for advanced learners – .

French dialects are indicated by a corresponding little flag:

  • – for Metropolitan French,
  • – for Quebec French.

If you want to suggest an online resource for learning French, see the instructions here.