https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexDisko

Extra French TV Series

Hi fellow French learners,

I've just discovered this on YouTube and thought I would share it with you.

It's a Channel 4 (UK) TV series aimed at people learning French. (Apparently they made them for other languages as well). It's very cheesy and quite old now (early 2000s) but I'm finding it really fun to watch for listening practice. It's a flatmate sitcom in the style of Friends. It uses really easy French and they make it easy to pick up words you don't know through context.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaNqp4FXh-s

June 14, 2018

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

I love Extr@ in French!

If you're in the USA or Canada, check out "French in Action" http://www.learner.org/resources/series83.html - it's quite old (80s) but very good. Unfortunately it's not available in other countries :(

June 14, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexDisko

I love French in Action! It was one of my first experiences of actually understanding spoken French. The professor who teaches is such a joy to listen to.

I think a lot of the episodes are on YouTube now as well.

June 15, 2018

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    Cool! I bookmarked it for future reference! Thanks! :3

    June 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jim277669

    I've seen it. As the episodes progress, so does the complexity of conversation and vocabulary. I thought it was very good.

    June 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexDisko

    I really love finding something that feels like it's just the right level or a bit above for where I'm at in learning French. This series is great isn't it - it really hits the spot!

    June 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Unicornmarmade

    Like your chats I am your 1# fan

    June 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aussie-Matt

    "Extra" help in the form of "Extra French" is really great so thanks. Any additional help we can get like this is awesome.

    June 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cmrider

    I watched this series one year ago, when I began to study French. I really liked it, because it helped me with listening comprehension. It is quite funny and enjoyable.

    June 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryAnne993219

    On your recommendation, I watched the first episode of Extra. Thank you for posting. This is just what I need for listening comprehension. Have some lingots.

    June 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexDisko

    I'm so glad you found it useful! I'm up to episode seven now and really enjoying it. I like how they recap the story every so often to reinforce the vocabulary. It's really well put together for language learners!

    June 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryAnne993219

    I have watched three episodes now and the show is "laugh-out-loud" funny. "Je l'adore."

    June 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robin.fli

    I found them very funny. You can search for others that the same group made, though I didn't enjoy them as much.

    June 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Unicornmarmade

    Omg it was so funny finally someone understands me!

    June 14, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Unicornmarmade

    Wow so cool! Thank you so much because of you I got 100% on my french test!!

    June 14, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      Cool! Thanks! :3

      June 14, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Unicornmarmade

      your welcome

      June 14, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/solo.b4u

      Wow I LOVE friends! Thanks a lot for the information. I'm definately going to enjoy learning French this way.

      June 14, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/historywept

      thanks so much! I've been looking for French tv shows or movies that'll help me (since I'm at a beginner level) and this will help me very much! when I'm more advanced in French I'll watch these and see how much I know!

      June 17, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VangelisPa1

      Thank you so much. Great find

      June 17, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexDisko

      De rien!

      June 17, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LiliTargaryen

      Thanks. I'm addicted to this show now. It's cheesy and cute at the same time. It's really good for learning because they don't talk too fast.

      June 18, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PixieAmanda

      When I first started learning French over a year ago I tried to watch the show with french subtitles. And I hardly got anything. Now I'm watching it without subtitles and can follow it completely and I feel very accomplished.

      September 22, 2018
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