https://www.duolingo.com/wcbaird

FRENCH = OWNED!!!!

After one year and four months, I have finished my French tree.

It's been extremely rewarding, but I feel a hole in my life now. I used to practice, bit by bit, working towards a goal. Now that goal is met, and I'm not sure what to do to continue learning.

I've started doing the English for French speakers and Spanish for French speakers, which is fantastic... but are there any movies that are easy to watch? I have a terrible time with hearing and speaking the language.

May 2, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/EeksnerfRise

smashing

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/opifex

These sources look very helpful, do you have more? I'd be happy to watch them to improve my french as well.

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wildfood

The links are to the first episodes in a series, search Youtube for the next episodes, there are many more! You should find enough to keep you busy for a long, long time. Code Lyoko has several years in the series as well as a few spin-off series. But yeah, there are many more series which I will post soon (I'm on a mobile now).

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/salmaahmed03

Congrats! After you finish your tree, you should translate articles that Duolingo has to offer. Just because you have finished you tree doesn't mean that's the end of you language learning journey, continue to learn and strive for fluency:)

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/EeksnerfRise

SHMASHINHG

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wcbaird

Thanks! That's what I'm wanting to do. It's not the end, but the beginning.

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wcbaird

Thanks, I've done some of that, but I'll definitely be doing more.

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/StevenLee457877

It is true that learning a language is a lifetime thing.

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Drummer_Boy

Congrats!! Here's 6 lingots. I wish I could give you more, but I don't have enough.

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wcbaird

Thanks, man! I appreciate that. I see you're level 4. You'll love it when you get done. Let me know, and I'll repay the favor!

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Drummer_Boy

No need to!! I can't wait to be able to speak French fluently!

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Pandametr

I know!

May 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lento_Rodriguez

Congratulations!!!

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wcbaird

Thanks!

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/marzman

Congratulations. Intouchables is a very good French movie. But I need subtitles to follow it.

On a (lot) more easier level on Youtube you can find the series 'extras'.

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/zahermass

Congratulations!! And as long as you have the motive you will never stop learning

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/zekecoma

Do this for listening comprehension. I'm using it for German and Spanish. It's really helped on my Spanish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb4zvZdrMz4

Also try Memrise's French A1: http://www.memrise.com/course/691338/a1-french/

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Pandametr

Cool! I speak english and am learning french. Duolingo is awesome, isn't it?

May 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wcbaird

yes! I am very happy that there is DuoLingo.

May 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aka005

https://learn.lingvist.io/#listen is free and has lots of french audio clips that you can listen to and each one also has a transcript of the french audio (you can also learn the 5000 most common french words). I have been using them for a while but I still find them tricky, you just have to keep practising.

May 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/typicalskeleton

Almost every American movie has a French audio track. French subtitles are almost never word for word. For listening comprehension I highly recommend you disable all subtitles and just listen. It can be helpful if you've watched the movie in English as you can get a sense of what French words or phrases you might be able to pick out. Don't feel bad if you barely understand, as French spoken at tempo is very fast. A lot of the time understanding small sentences or simple exchanges feels very rewarding. I also find this helps with accent somewhat, as you tend to hear the same words pronounced over and over.

Exposure is key, as a lot of sentences are built the same way and use the same syntax, e.g "I am going...", "We need to...", "We will...", etc. The more you hear these common phrases the more accustomed to the rhythm/sound of French you will be. Mostly try to have fun, and if it feels like work then take a little break. ;)

May 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Lorel90

Congratulations!!

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wcbaird

Thanks! Nice streak! :)

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/FJProenza

Congratulations!

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Stardust103158

Congratulations! I am still having problems with verbal comprehension myself, but I have found that I can follow fairly well if I put on the subtitles in French.

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wcbaird

Is there anything you watch specifically? Some of what I've watched (e.g. LOST) in french has different french subtitles.

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LuhhJasmine

Congratulations!

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/EeksnerfRise

SMASHING

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Laykilibre

Félicitations! For listening comprehension, you might try the free podcasts of Coffee Break French (perhaps start with Season 3 since you have finished your tree). There are paid components too if you like what you hear, and they used to have some samples of the written materials offered for free on iTunes. Not sure if that is still true.

May 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wcbaird

Thanks. I tried Coffee Break French a while ago, but it got advanced pretty quickly. That was months ago though. I will give it another try!

May 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wigwaglog

nice meme

May 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/0917Girl

Bon! Bein fait! Bon travail!

May 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/icelandik

I think you're at the point where you need to try free reading with a dictionary. Also, try watching tv shows in French with English subtitles.

May 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/wcbaird

Thank you, I've been free reading, and it's been great!

May 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/konstadinos78

hallo there. how many and which skills are of A1, also for A2, also for B1 ? thank you

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