RFI launches RFI SAVOIRS, a website aimed at both the general public and teachers featuring resources and tools for understanding the world in French.


Documentation to supplement the rfi.fr news site

Like in a library, the resources on the website are organised by subject and theme.

Drawing from the expertise of its journalists, producers and guests, RFI SAVOIRS puts together features on subjects reported in its programmes to take them further, accompanied by teaching resources to train in French or learn, perfect and teach French.  

Free access to knowledge

Ordinary people, decision-makers, researchers, students, teachers, autodidacts and teaching institutions: anyone can access the site’s content, whatever their level of French.
Non-French speakers will find the site easy to use thanks to the browser tools, content presented in RFI’s thirteen languages, and tools for understanding resources in French.


RFI SAVOIRS counts on numerous partners from the worlds of academia, culture and French language promotion to provide additional information and bring comprehensive documentation on a range of subjects to users beyond the radio.

Community and mutual support

Similar to a social network, knowledge is shared by a community of experts, teachers, learners and the curious, who can enrich the site with their contributions and share their work and knowledge.

Intuitive site usable on any support

RFI SAVOIRS can be accessed in all digital environments: on desktop computers, on the move with a tablet, or from your mobile phone thanks to optimized navigation.



RFI SAVOIRS comprises three very different but complementary sections:



Aimed at anyone looking for information on major areas like history, geopolitics, science, health, culture, etc., the section “Understand and Improve your Knowledge” draws mainly from a vast selection of existing and forthcoming RFI programmes and articles, as well as numerous partnerships with research centres, museums, universities, etc. 

Unlike the rfi.fr website, the Savoirs site does not aim to cover everything. Editorial selection determines its content; its presentation and organization are designed so that users can browse intuitively to find information in a particular field.

The target public includes students, researchers and ordinary people keen to perfect their knowledge of any of the areas in which RFI has recognised expertise. This approach is therefore totally different, although complementary, from rfi.fr, where users are invited to choose by current event or type of programme.



The section “Learn and teach French” is open to anyone who wants to perfect their knowledge of French or include radio in their teaching. The programmes and features are devised for a specific use and act as a starting point for activities to learn and teach French.

Foreign internet users who want to start learning French will find series of bilingual programmes to learn at their own pace with an interactive, progressive course to accompany the programmes.

Learners of all levels and teachers can access extracts from the programmes organised by theme, accompanied by resources for understanding, and supplemented by teaching resources to improve oral comprehension, enrich French vocabulary and work on oral and written comprehension in a fun, dynamic way. 

French teachers will find practical worksheets showing them how to incorporate the news into their French lessons. A “media literacy” section gives tips on decoding and using the radio in the classroom.



The RFI SAVOIRS community is based on the concept of a learning community. Internet users access a user-friendly work and exchange space in which they can build up and express all kinds of discovery and understanding.

Once they have signed up, users get a personal space for saving and organising their resources so that they can use them again and consult them.

The question/answer forum can be accessed at any time to ask questions or offer other members help on the site’s content.

To enrich and animate this laboratory of discoveries, expertise, learning and teaching, the individual and collective publication areas allow users to disseminate their work and the work of their class and suggest resources in the form of an audioblog or posts.



Posted on 2015/04/21 - Modified on 2022/03/15

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