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Need ideas to keep learning French

I just finished with a basic French course offered by the university I study in. But they don't offer anything else in French. I used to study from my professor and practice here on duolingo. Any ideas that I could use to keep learning French (mainly for improving my speaking skills).

April 24, 2018



If you are in the USA or Canada, check out "French in Action" (http://www.learner.org/resources/series83.html)

You can look for a language exchange partner. I have had good luck with Conversation Exchange. http://www.conversationexchange.com - you create an account and then search for practice partners. You can search by various criteria such as gender, age, nationality, hobbies. You can search for pen pals, audio chat partners, or video chat partners. You can use their internal messaging service if you don't want to give out your email address.

Also check out iTalki, weSpeke, Busuu, Tandem, and goSpeaky.

LyricsTraining is fun, watching DVD/Blu-ray with the French soundtrack enabled is good. You can watch with or without subtitles.

Also Extr@ en Français on YouTube. Look for a version "avec sous-titres".


Google some Paris based Newspapers. Pick one, and go to their website every day, and translate an article. I try to do this with the Berlin morgenpost for German, and god does it reveal how much more I have to learn.


Thanks. It seems very promising.


Thanks. There are so many resources there!! Any recommendations?


Oh, I use as many resources as I can.


This may sound extreme and inconvenient, but I would suggest looking to transfer to another University! Find one that would accept you and accept as many of the courses that you have already taken. Even the smallest regional University should have a foreign language department that offers an undergraduate degree in French. Depending on what your major is you should also be able to minor in French if you are willing!


Sorry, that is not what I want to do.

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