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This Might Help

Here are some things that could help all of you out there learning French.

French Extra - This is a show that was developed By the Discovery Channel to help student learn french there is a total of 13 episodes the link below is to the first episode on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV6SDDlc60g

French Dialogues - Here are some links to some French Cartoon Dialogues on YouTube. 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8cXVVcKRI4 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhe6OzXQLzc 3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn2Y6IGA1to

French Audio Books - Here is a link to a website that has some free French audio books. http://www.booksshouldbefree.com/language/French

Pimsleur - Below is a link to Pimsleur, it is an audio program that you can buy, it really helps with speaking and pronunciation http://www.pimsleur.com

Lang-8 - It is a community website where you can meet new french speakers and have the correct your language mistakes. http://lang-8.com

Hope This Helps !

April 30, 2014



Thanks. I watched the first episode and I was surprised how much I could understand. I know it's very basic but it was good XD.


Formidable !


I will check these out. I've been trying to supplement what I learn here with listening resources.

For listening to French on the go, I have been using a free iOS app called FrenchRadio.There's a station on there called French Culture where they talk about various things. They usually speak very clear French so even though I'm not at the point where I can follow the conversations (I've only been studying the language for three weeks now), I do recognize a lot of words and the occasional phrase. Some alternative stations I've found with people talking a lot are France Info, RFI Monde and RFI Afrique.


Thanks for this info!


Thank you! The Discovery Channel videos are great. I can understand almost everything in Episode 1 with French subtitles but not much without them. I have to train my ear to comprehend spoken French better.


There is a podcast on iTunes called "News in Slow French" it is pretty slow helps with picking up the spoken language.


http://french.about.com is where I get my reference info for verb conjugations, etc. and it has served me well so far. I use it often and the information is excellent and v. understandable.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005FXCWL2/ref=oh_do04_details_o04i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 - is the book I use for reference and extra learning. It's good, but only as an extra source in addition to something like duo lingo. It doesn't do as an exclusive source.


Ah! J'ai cette série, Pimsleur. Vous êtes vrai - c'est génial. Merci pour tout de votre aide! :]


Merci beaucoup pour les émissions français! Je les regarde des maintenant, et à ma grande surprise, je comprends tout!


Thank you very much. These will be very helpful!


thanks for you info! But unfortunately i can't access to the youtube! crying


Seulement onze lingots? Il mérite plus, je pense.


merci beaucoup


Merci beaucoup! :)


Merci beaucoup! je vais les voir.


Hey thx that helped a lot :)


Wow! The French Extra was REALLY helpful. Does anyone know if there are any other series like this? I'm thinking there might be some good animated/cartoon series for kids ?


merci beaucoup, really enjoyed watching the video


I would like to add the Michel Thomas method to the list (Wikipedia article). I have found it extremely effective in much the same way that Duolingo is extremely effective (high motivation, little effort). At the same time it is so different that it complements Duolingo perfectly. It has all the important explanations that Duolingo is lacking.


Thanks for this post!!


The Extra epis are fantastique but kind of hard to hear due to quality. Great suggestions though. I've already bookmarked this page :)


I've been using lang-8 to learn Japanese and it is really helpful to my written Japanese. Merci^^

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