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