Songs to Learn French to


I've learnt a lot of French from songs, so I just started a blog series called Songs to Learn French to, where I will talk about different French songs and the things you can learn from them. The first entry is about the song Le ours et la hirondelle, which is a song without any of the contractions that would usually be obligatory. If you want to practise contractions, you can fix all the grammar in the song, and later I will post my own fixed version, and we can compare.

I've never tried this kind of thing before, so I'd love some feedback on it, especially if there are things I got wrong or could explain better (though I'm trying to only give very light explanations and link to other sites for more detail.) I already have some other songs in mind that I will teach French from, but feel free to suggest other songs if you know of any that are useful for learning particular things about French.

December 23, 2014


Thanks! Nice beat! Here it is with lyrics:

December 24, 2014

What a good idea! You have another follower.

December 23, 2014

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    Merci! :)

    December 23, 2014

    Thanks for the comments! I posted my own corrected version of the lyrics:

    Did I miss anything? Did anyone else try it?

    December 27, 2014

    Good idea! And no, as far as I can see you didn't miss anything (and I'm a native speaker).

    December 30, 2014


    I've finally published the first lesson of the next song in the Songs to Learn French To series. This one will probably be split into four or five lessons, because there's so much in it. I aim to publish a lesson a week until it's done (I've written most of the next one already.) The song is 'Grammaire Song' by Chanson Plus Bifluorée, and it mentions and illustrates lots of different points of grammar in fun ways.

    Let me know if I got anything wrong, or (because we all need encouragement) if I got anything spectacularly right! :)

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