Resources For Learning French

At meetings, we often discuss resources that have helped us learn French. Please add your favorites to this list:

Dennis' Recommendations:
I am an advanced intermediate student, having studied only in high school 40+ years ago, but having practiced off and on on my own since then. Here are my favorite tools:

Netflix disks with French subtitles: TV shows often have a French subtitle option, which makes watching TV educational as well as fun. For ambitious learners, the disks will often have a separate French audio track as well to train your ear. Warning: the English, the French subtitle, and the French audio track oftentimes do not agree.

News in Slow French: A great method to learn pronunciation. I download the audio files and listen to them on my iPod while hiking. Trains my ear to parse spoken French, the hardest part of French for me. They speak pour nous qui apprennent.

Parallel Text: These French stories have French on one side with the English translation on the directly opposite page. I try to read the French by itself, but can quickly understand unknown words or phrases by glancing over at the English page. Look at the "Frequently Bought Together" for other Parallel Text books.

Chelsea's Recommnedations
Free AudioBooks in French: You can get the French language words and follow along, or as Dennis likes, take it to Google French Translation and translate it and go along side-by-side. You may also download it for your MP3 or iPod. (DP)

(Add your own recommendations here.....)


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Resources For Learning French March 14, 2013 2:45 PM Dennis
About The Boston Metrowest French Language Meetup May 14, 2008 10:53 PM former member

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