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Watch French news and entertainment and learn the language in a few clicks.
For learners, teachers and francophiles all around the world.

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How it works
1. Watch a video and test your understanding with a short quiz.
2. Turn on subtitles and click on the words you don't know to learn them.
3. Keep all your words in your vocab notebook and use flashcards to memorize them.

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Ilini for Teachers
Engage your students with short, authentic French videos curated every week, organized by topics, difficulty levels and syllabuses.
Save hours of class preparation time: download and print out ready-made transcripts, translations and exercises.
Give and review online assignments. Ask your students to watch videos, take comprehension quizzes and submit written assignments from any device, wherever they are.

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People ❤️ Ilini

"Thanks to Ilini I have made really fast progress in French. I had always wanted to watch French news or music clips, but there was no easy way to pause, look up words or take notes. Ilini does this and even much more. It's a game changer."
Jonathan Ho
Australian expat, Paris
"I recommend Ilini as a brilliant way to bring authentic up-to-date cultural material into the classroom. Ilini can genuinely broaden students’ horizons and increase motivation, while saving preparation time for the teacher."
Danièle Bourdais
Author, BBC Talking the Talk French, Cambridge French Coursebook, ...
Consultant/Tutor, French Matters
"This resource is SO rich! This is the resource of my dreams. I have always had to type up the scripts of videos myself, or had news reports but no video. This is the best of both worlds. Add in the translation and exercises, and it is the resource I have always dreamed of."
Leigh Thomas
French Teacher
BASIS Tucson North, Arizona, US
"I have found Ilini an excellent resource to enhance the teaching of the new A Level specification. The content is always recent and engaging and the videos an excellent way to practise the audio summary."
Isabelle Jones
Head of Modern Languages
Alderley Edge School for Girls, England

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Online Classroom

The Online Classroom allows you to give and review student assignments.

Ask your students to:
- Watch a video
- Answer the video's comprehension quiz
- Submit a written assignment
- Download, print out and complete PDF worksheets.

You can create as many classes as needed and invite an unlimited number of students. Students only need a free account to join the classroom and to complete the assignments.
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