Reading will provide you with a wealth of vocabulary and will deepen your grasp of grammar. The only rule is to choose articles on subjects that interest you! Here is a selection to whet your appetite.
Courrier International presents translated articles from the international press. Read the Guardian or the New York Times in a French translation and click on the link to the original article if you need to.
Le Monde is a well respected evening newspaper. You can buy a copy from various news agents around London. The writing style is clear and straight forward, a good tool for students making their first encounter with written French.
Slate.fr is the french version of the American current affairs, technology and culture magazine. Articles are written in French by the Paris-based editorial. Original English language articles are also translated.
Causette is a women's magazine with brains! It's not about fashion and dieting, more about investigative journalism. Hailed by The Times as 'the symbol of France's feminist renaissance'. The style is edgy, filled with humour and self-deprecation.
Neon is a new cultural magazine for boys and girls. It analyses society, new trends , shares playlists, comments on TV series (French and foreign)… With a youthful and fun tone which will acquaint students with slang.