THANKS to the internet the chance to brush up on your French language skills is just a few clicks away.
One of the best ways to learn a language is to listen to the radio and Radio France is worth checking out.
There are a variety of stations to listen to with news, interviews and music all available and the site is clearly laid out.
Look out for a link titled ecouter le direct that pops up a small window allowing you to listen to live broadcasts.
For those who want to work on their written French reading the news can be a great help and France Yahoo has plenty to get your teeth into.
You can also track down many older texts that have been made publicly available online.
A useful site is the L'Association des bibliophiles Universels (ABU) which has a good collection of books.
Here you will find the French classics from Emile Zola, Victor Hugo and Balzac as well as other authors including Karl Marx and Darwin.
The books are chopped up into manageable pages, a few paragraphs at a time, and the text is clear to read and won’t strain your eyes too much.
And you can even get a reminder that you should be working on your language skills thanks to the French Word of the Day site.
Each day you get an email and an explanation of that day’s word, recently you will have found out that trouvaille means a lucky find.
All these sites are free to access and are a good place to learn French outside of the classroom or textbook.