https://www.duolingo.com/Niko92094

watching french tv shows (Spin)

I think it's nice to watch tv shows in the language that you are learning. I am learning french and watching spin on more4 in England. I am not very good so I can only understand bits but hearing it whilst reading the subtitles has got to help! Its on here:

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/spin/on-demand

Its called Les hommes de l'ombre in French. The shadow men would have been a better title in English. It is a political show about the President being assasinated.

January 31, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/Katred2

If you can get access to TV5, I recommend it. It's a channel that's a partnership between five different French-speaking countries, so it is a little more standardized and less colloquial than some programming.

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Niko92094

Thanks, I will give it a go!

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Spyrunner

I watch Parlez-Moi on YouTube. It's a TV show the Ontario government made in the late 70's. Sadly, they only made two seasons. They teach new vocabulary before showing three two minute sketches with Sol the clown. Then they play the three sketch together. I am starting to follow the dialogue.

Here is the link for season 1. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC91jtIfx9bZkQaM2bGmCQOA

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenScott3

I watch as much French tv as possible too. I'm sure it helps.

January 31, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AbdikarimAbdi

What do you watch? Most things are blocked for me here in the US.

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mlle.psychosis

If you have netflix, I would highly recommend Les Revenants. I'm sure it can be found elsewhere as well, but that is where I watched it. It's complicated, mysterious, and has a really interesting concept that I found to be executed well.

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AbdikarimAbdi

Is it hard to understand for newbies?

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mlle.psychosis

I would say so, yeah. Personally, I don't feel comfortable without subtitles yet. If subtitles are not something you enjoy, I would definitely recommend that you wait until you are better at listening.

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Niko92094

Thanks for that. I will give it a go. I am at the stage of reading the subtitles and picking bits up as I go. I think its useful to hear how French is spoken in real life whilst I am learning :)

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AbdikarimAbdi

What do you think is best for people who aren't new to French but technically newbies when it comes to speaking and listening?

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mlle.psychosis

Maybe you could watch videos by French youtubers? They are shorter and sometimes easier to digest than back and forth dialogue. I remember in my class at school we watched a video and I was surprised by how much I could follow it.

February 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Niko92094

It is actually about the spin doctors really. The president gets assassinated at the start though.

February 2, 2016
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