Free! “French in Action” video series
“French in Action” has 52 episodes which are essentially 100% in French (excluding the introductory episode). The series was designed as a French immersion experience for high school and college students.
This series was produced by WGBH and frequently aired on PBS beginning in 1987.
I think that the series was/is justifiably loved by many French students. The only drawback is that the videos may only be available for viewing in the U.S. and Canada
It's a great series. I did a year of it back in college and ended up in France afterwards. I was surprised by how much I could say at that point.
I love French in Action!!
Such a shame that the availability is so limited :(
Yes. For once I feel fully justified in having downloaded a torrent many years ago with all the 52 videos, all the audio files, the textbook and the workbook, which I just couldn't get here in Australia. It's a brilliant course. Too good to allow it to fade from public knowledge.
For those who aren't in the US or Canada, I think most (if not all) of the episodes are on YouTube. (The complete course comes with textbook, audio and workbook, but the video episodes are still worthwhile without them).
A decent VPN should allow you to get around any issues caused by location
excellent groundbreaking educational course
I have the transcripts if anyone is interested in them
It's really effective. What you learn on FIA sticks with you for years afterwards because of the way it's taught.
Cool. Yeah, it really helps to embed these things in your memory when they're demonstrated again and again in vivid situations (and film snippets and cartoons too). Great course.