How To Practice Listening in French - Talk in French Reading time: 4 minutes Learning a new language and becoming fluent in it is quite difficult to do, but with an open mind, an eagerness to learn, and the right approach, it can be done in a year or even in six short months. There are those who say that it takes around 800 hours of dutiful learning for one to learn a new language. This means if you study for two and a half hours a day and do it painstakingly each day, you should be able to learn the language in less than a year. But how exactly will you approach language learning? There are different ways and methods presented by different schools and books and language tapes.
The Best French Podcasts to Learn and Improve Your French Whether you’re at work or home eating dinner, you can work on your French by listening to some of the best French podcasts available. Audio can be hard since you don’t have facial expressions, body language, or text in front of you to use as context clues. But they are doable. Travel Phrases - Learn Basic Phrases in 30 Languages. Fast and Easy! Lesson #1 - How to Say “Thank You!” in French Learn French travel phrases with SurvivalPhrases.com! A little French can go such a long way! Whether you’re traveling, visiting, or sightseeing, SurvivalPhrases.com has all the essential travel phrases just for you!
Introduction - French listening exercises This modern languages resource has 10 recordings of French speech, describing the everyday lives of French teenagers. The recordings are accompanied by transcripts in French so learners can check their understanding. Listening exercise one - Thomas and Pierre Thomas and his friend Pierre go into town to get something to eat and do some shopping. Afterwards, they listen to music at Pierre's house. Listening exercise two - Pascale at school Top 10 podcasts to help you learn a language I became a language addict way back in the early noughties thanks to Shakira. Since then I’ve gone on to pursue a degree in French and Spanish with the Open University, and I’ve also studied Mandarin, Italian, German and various other languages along the way. With formal studying never quite being enough, I’m always looking for other methods to engage my language learning brain, podcasts being one of them.
The Little Pianist: Learn French with French Subtitles WatchKnowLearn ratings are intentionally harsher than what you might find on YouTube, for example. Most of our videos have been imported by people who want to use them with kids, not by the creators of the videos. We take a hard-nosed attitude toward quality. Four and five stars should be reserved for really excellent quality. 10 Awesome French Podcasts for French Learners So many French podcasts, so little time! Which ones are worth listening to? With so many French podcasts, it can be a challenge to find ones that match what you’re looking for. The internet is filled with thousands of language learning podcasts of varying degrees of quality.
Authentic French with Commercials & Films Watch & read and a few cloze exercises for Francophone commercials and film trailers are available for videos hosted on Youtube. Transcripts and some cloze exercises are also available for film clips; however, most of the clips are not available online so the DVDs will be necessary. National and regional flags indicate the main accent(s) heard in each video, which may also include metropolitan French accents. Currently the various accents include those of France, Picardy, Tahiti, Canada, Quebec, New Brunswick, Louisiana, Belgium, Switzerland and Senegal. Don't forget to check out the sister site, French Listening Resources, for more authentic (and spontaneous) French and online exercises with mp3s and videos recorded in France. For more French learning through authentic videos, I recommend Yabla French and FluentU.