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Dariana
Learning French Hello everybody! I've started learning French and need some useful resources. The best thing in my opinion will be an online magazine for beginners with audio. Maybe you know such a magazine? Please, recommend me something! Thank you for attention)
Jan 29, 2016 4:05 PM
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The following is a list of resources that I have found useful, all of which are free, or have a free component to them: Beginner Friendly: There are plenty of Youtube videos geared towards learning French. I recommend Extra French, which is a sitcom style show intended for teaching French. It is mostly in French, but they speak slowly and there are sub-titles. Note: the story and acting are really cheesy, but that’s some of the charm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaNqp4FXh-s TV5Monde is a Global French TV station that has some courses in addition to broadcasts in French. http://www.tv5monde.com/ IE Languages is a website with a lot of vocabulary and grammar (with audio), and also some listening exercises. (It’s geared toward English speakers.) http://ielanguages.com/french.html The French page at About.com is has a lot of grammar articles and some vocabulary, some blog posts, and short stories in French. (It’s geared toward English speakers.) http://french.about.com/ There are plenty of podcasts out there, i use iTunes. I personally used Coffee Break French and Learn French by Podcast (These are geared toward English speakers). Intermediate: France Bienvenue is a website created by a professor in Marseille who has her students record everyday conversations. (This is real conversational French, so it may be daunting to a beginner.) https://francebienvenue1.wordpress.com/ You can also listen to French radio online. I prefer RTL because there is a lot of talk. (Likewise, This is real conversational French, so it may be daunting to a beginner.) http://www.rtl.fr/ You can try watching Youtube videos from France. (Note: you can slow the video playback speed down if you want in Youtube.) I hope some of these can help. What works for one person does not necessarily work for another.
January 29, 2016
Dariana
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Russian
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French