FRED: the platform for French teachers and learners
Do you teach French? Are you learning French? The FRED platform – www.franceducation.fr – offers you free access to a wide range of high-quality content: videos, texts, infographics, podcasts and more.
The FRED platform is available in five languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese and Spanish). It provides easy access to more than 2,000 educational resources produced by public agencies (the Institut Français, the National Centre for Distance Education – CNED, Canopé, TV5MONDE, RFI, etc.) and key French EdTech stakeholders.
The FRED project is co-piloted by the French ministries for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and Education and Youth. It uses technologies developed by the French company Qwant.
As well as searching for resources on the site, users can suggest new content - helping it evolve on an everyday basis. FRED also helps French language learners find teaching institutions and centres close to them using geolocation. Lastly, users can create accounts to access exclusive content to learn and teach French.
Start learning French now for free with a module designed by the CNED, then perfect your knowledge while having fun with Frantastique. Are you a teacher? Get one month’s unlimited access to Éduc’ARTE content and tools by signing up through the FRED platform.
The FRED platform is one of 33 measures adopted under the plan for the French language and multilingualism presented by President Macron on 20 March 2018. By making online educational services more visible and accessible, FRED aims to boost the attractiveness of French around the world. Spreading and teaching the French language are two important vectors for France’s soft diplomacy. Today, French is the fifth most spoken language in the world, with around 275 million speakers. Between now and 2050, the number of French speakers should reach more than 700 million.