Good recordings or podcasts for learning French?
I'm about to start a job on Monday which is going to make me drive about 45 minutes to and 45 minutes back. I've been really into Duolingo and am wondering if anyone has some French podcasts or voice lessons they would like to suggest for the road? I'd prefer something that deals with typical French conversation tactics or stringent repetition of vocabulary..
News in slow French: http://www.newsinslowfrench.com/
You can also download some audio-book in french ( see comment http://www.duolingo.com/#/comment/400366 )
Or download some of the french lessons from FSI ( http://fsi-language-courses.org/Content.php?page=French%20Basic )
Learn French with Alexa has great lessons that should take up the majority of your trips. That's if the $100 price tag for a year doesn't scare you off. The first 15 lessons are free and available for download.
I have also tried the News in Slow French podcast subscription, but to be honest I still find it a little above my level to be paying for.
I can't speak about the many free podcasts as I haven't had the time to keep up with them.
« Coffee Break French » is a good podcast as well. ~10 minute programs that step through basic conversational french and then through more advanced topics. Last I checked there were several hundred episodes and the later ones cover things like when to use different, similar, verbs.
I have tried these out and very much enjoy the conversation and presentation of material (The accents are very lovely as well). Thanks for this recommendation. I'd have to say though, I'd be lost without Duolingo at my side, since there really is no discussion on spelling or how to sound out phonetics at all in these. Thanks!
Learn French By Podcast has free podcasts. They also have pdf lesson guides that can be purchased if the podcast is too difficult but I have found them very clear and well explained Also daily french pod has a lot a of free podcasts but require a sign up for the lesson guides.