https://www.duolingo.com/ShellStrike

To those unfortunate souls who really need help with the French language.

Do not panic, my fellow French-learners! I have some resources that will assist you for your language journey!

Here they are: 1. Memrise- this website contains flashcards and "memes" that will help you learn new vocabulary and language tips! Oh, I forgot to mention: It's completely free with no "free trial".

  1. TV5Monde- contains a lot of documentaries, projects, lessons, and more all in the french language. It may be challenging, but it does sharpen up your listening/ reading comprehension skills!

  2. Podcaste Francais Facile- An "easier version" of TV5Monde packed with podcasts that are easy to understand for beginners and the experienced alike!

  3. Pandora-Kind of obvious, but it helps with immersion. Stromae and Indila are the best choices for those who are in to french pop.

  4. I Heart Radio- If you're not a "Pandora" fan, then try this website!

  5. Tunein- Contains 1,000s of podcasts for many languages including French!

  6. France24.fr- Want to know what's going on in French politics, economy, history, and pretty much around Europe? Well, France24.fr will offer you assistance, not to mention that it can help you with learning new vocabulary! Make sure that you type in ".fr" instead of ".com".

8.Bab.la Dictionary- Helps with translating foreign words into your native language. Not to mention that this website contains verb conjugations and examples!

  1. Conversation exchange- Helps you find some language partners!

  2. Skype- Again, it's obvious, but it can come in handy when you're practicing your target language in Conversation exchange!

  3. Lawless French- Offers exercises and grammar lessons for beginners and intermediates!

I hope these will help you! Good luck, and have fun learning!

7/22/2018, 7:04:02 PM

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[deactivated user]

    Bonjour, what a great list. May I add verbling for discussing with others, the community part is free, www.FrenchToday.com and Language City on Youtube, the second one is especially great for advanced learners like myself. I'm updating this to include the Youtube channels Français Authentique, Français avec Pierre, KDO Learning, France 24 (news). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLoJ4v9580k and to compare le passé composé with l'imparfait: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hubJEEWh91c. And for the advanced, who would like a sample of my dialect, le québécois, un excellent vidéo sur la dépendance affective : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7U84PQ9Gzs

    Un gros merci à Alexandre Chambure de Language City sur Youtube for a fabulous ROCK song from France by Johnny Hallyday Allumer Le Feu, it gives me goosebumps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyBM-ErtQyI

    7/22/2018, 7:36:48 PM

    https://www.duolingo.com/MikeNolan6

    If you've been on Duolingo more than a year, you may recall that Duo had a perfectly acceptable flashcards program (at least in some language modules, like French), but replaced it with Tinycards, which I cannot stand.

    7/22/2018, 9:14:02 PM

    https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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    @MikeNolan6

    Quote: you may recall that Duo had a perfectly acceptable flashcards program

    Hi Mike,

    sure!

    Why don't you use the Android flashcard app - based on Duolingo - from Lekz then: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/19154823/I-ve-made-an-Android-app-to-review-learned-words-same-as-in-Review-Flashcards

    However, as it is based on the Duolingo API, it does not work ANY different than the old 2016 web based "Review flashcards" (or was it called words?) button.

    Pro: It supports 99 words in review mode.
    Duolingo itself only supported 15 words!

    7/23/2018, 2:04:23 PM

    https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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    @MikeNolan

    If you really want to go for a 3rd party flashcard program with a proper spaced repetition (SR) interval you either need:

    • to look for user-created "Duolingo" French courses on Memrise (only use the web portal with Tampermonkey user scripts in reviewing mode): https://www.memrise.com/courses/english/french/?q=Duolingo

    • use AnkiSRS (and hope to find a shared deck or create them for yourself) or import the Memrise French course(s) with the addon Memrise2Anki https://github.com/wilddom/memrise2anki-extension to Anki

    • use a different commercial flashcard application like SuperMemo, etc. with a more modern SR algorithm but different self-adjusting spaced repetition intervals

    7/23/2018, 2:16:08 PM

    https://www.duolingo.com/AlexDisko
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    Hold on, are you saying it's possible to import a Memrise course to Anki? This is brand new information.

    Edit: I've found out it's possible but there are no clear instructions on how to do it.

    7/23/2018, 11:21:52 PM

    https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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    You need to install this addon manually: https://github.com/wilddom/memrise2anki-extension

    Unfortunately it didn't work on my very old computer because of SSL certificate issues.
    With more up-to-date systems it should not be a big problem...

    7/24/2018, 6:00:50 AM

    https://www.duolingo.com/ShellStrike

    LingQ, Babble, and Busuu are great too, but you have to pay monthly in order to get the "real deal". Since I'm a cheapskate, I didn't include them in the list. Also, on Memrise, you don't have to get Premium in order to gain access to the courses, unless you want some accessories like "listening skills" exercises.

    7/23/2018, 4:08:04 PM

    https://www.duolingo.com/Allegedly_human

    There's also "Eddy de Pretto" and "L.E.J". Their lyrics can sometimes be kinda tricky, with word plays and homonyms, but damn, they're good. You can try "Poupées russes" (Russian doll) for L.E.J, and "Fête de trop" for De Pretto. But again, they're difficult, so I think you shouldn't listen to them before reaching a good level.

    7/22/2018, 9:35:27 PM

    https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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    Adam also had great tips and linked a suggested resource list in his thread "Completed the French tree in 60 days": https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/8215155

    7/23/2018, 2:10:20 PM

    https://www.duolingo.com/dfwgator
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    These are some good videos on YouTube:

    Learn French With Pascal https://www.youtube.com/user/lsfrench

    I also liked the Extr@ French series, the episodes are also available on YouTube.

    7/23/2018, 8:07:36 PM

    https://www.duolingo.com/pippinstar22

    Thank you very much. It seems at the moment, the more I learn the less I know! Perhaps I am getting a bit stale? I have been 'Duolingoing' at French for some time and it is definitely not fun at the moment!

    7/23/2018, 9:24:02 AM

    [deactivated user]

      Bonjour, est-ce qu'on peut vous aider? Moi, je travaille beaucoup sur les conjugaisons. C' est dure et ennuyant mais je continue. Je veux écrire en français aussi bien qu'en anglais.

      7/23/2018, 9:38:06 PM

      https://www.duolingo.com/AlexDisko
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      Get yourself on Italki and start speaking French. Once that part of your brain becomes active, learning French will become the most enjoyable and addictive thing you can do!

      7/24/2018, 2:54:08 AM

      https://www.duolingo.com/EdgarDegas

      C'est très utile. Merci !

      7/23/2018, 7:15:04 PM

      https://www.duolingo.com/Julia_2018

      Merci beaucoup! :D Also, radiogarden is another really cool site too. You can listen to real time radio anywhere in the world. :)

      7/25/2018, 10:32:30 AM

      https://www.duolingo.com/ShellStrike

      Wow, I didn't know Radiogarden existed! Thank you, Julia_2018!

      7/25/2018, 8:10:50 PM

      https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty
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      Un jour, une question is a nice and short way to practice listening comprehension skills.

      7/25/2018, 8:44:33 PM

      https://www.duolingo.com/Sanjukta239604

      C'est très utile. Merci d'avoir partagé!

      7/25/2018, 4:51:46 AM

      https://www.duolingo.com/ampowell

      Bon travail! Great lists from several people. I just found frenchtogether.com today, which has some very handy free content. On YouTube, I like Learn French with Pascal, Learn French with Alexa, and especially Comme une Française. I did a 300+ day streak here on Duo and really didn't feel like the language took hold until I paid the money and started reading a lot on LingQ. Still looking for a place to talk.

      7/26/2018, 12:01:09 AM

      [deactivated user]

        Bonjour, vous pouvez parler avec moi ici pour commencer. Bonne chance à vous :)

        7/26/2018, 12:04:29 AM
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