French Podcast for Intermediate Learners (A2/B1)
A year ago, I started a podcast for intermediate learners because I couldn't find anything interesting to share with my students (I'm a French teacher). I use it to talk about various topics from psychology to economy or culture. It's not a method but rather a complement to spend more time with the language (I'm a big fan of Krashen's theory on 2nd language acquisition).
You can also find the transcript for each episode on my website (you need to register as a member to access it but it's completely free).
I'm sharing it with you to see if you find it helpful/relevant and to get your recommendations about how I could improve it.
I hope you'll enjoy it!
I love your podcasts Hugo, such interesting content. I have been listening to you for some time now and have recommended you here. The only thing I could suggest is maybe a few shorter ones for people just signing up who are daunted by spoken french. I tended to get lost half way at the beginning - but now you have changed your site so listeners can pause without having to scroll up, it is a lot easier. Thankyou so much.
I must say that this podcasts are very useful and provide great and interesting information. I was looking to something like this ,something for my level and even a little more advanced to push my self , because a want to improve my listening and comprehension skills in french. Thank you very much.
Thank you so much for this! I'm at a point right now where I feel confident enough to immerse myself in some easy french. But the cool stuff is still too complicated and I just can't handle another hour of le petit ours brun on YT! Your podcast is just the right speed, difficulty and content. Oh, and besides: I love podcasts!
Lovely podcast! The content is simultaneously challenging, interesting, and encouraging.
Une question: Est-il possible d'ajouter des "time codes" dans la transcription? Je lis et écoute au même temps, et parfois je répète un paragraphe (ou deux).
Les "time codes" m'aident à retrouver une certaine partie dans l'audio.
Pas nécessaire pour chaque paragraphe, mais très utile pour les parties importantes.
Par example, votre premier podcast:
- 6:42 Est-ce que vous êtes prêts ? Alors, on commence !
- 10:49 La deuxième hypothèse, c’est l’hypothèse...
- 13:24 Maintenant la troisième....
- 15:24 Maintenant la quatrième hypothèse
- 18:47 Et pour finir, la dernière hypothèse
Again, thank you!
(EDIT: My apologies, I should have mentioned that what I'm suggesting is a refinement of the "haut de page, 5 minutes, ..." status bar you have on the right side of the screen. I found it a little challenging to re-map the text and audio that way.)
Hi Hugo I have just started to listen to your podcasts and am finding them very helpful. I live in S W France ,but am British, I find it difficult to find suitable Intermediate level material. I try to listen to the TF1 news, but this is difficult if I am away from home , so the podcasts are perfect. I have recommended them to friends in a similar situation. Sorry I couldn't work out how to leave a message on your website, keep up the good work