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How to improve the listening skill in French?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leesa Johnson May 5. 12 Replies

I would like to improve my listening skill in French. Are there any good web-sites for practice? I am afraid that learning with news or movies is too difficult and prefer some easier practices first.…Continue

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Yanis replied to Nana Lee's discussion How to improve the listening skill in French?
"Hi, the best way to learn is by watching videos, but they need to be adapted to your level, otherwise you won't be able to understand much and you may get discouraged quickly.  I found this new site blablafrancais.com with short video…"
Mar 28
Nana Lee replied to Nana Lee's discussion How to improve the listening skill in French?
"Thank you very much. You all are very nice and the information is useful. I know that learning French is not easy. I have beening learning English for 21 years but I still think that my English is not good enough, especially speaking and listening.…"
Jul 21, 2010
Fereshteh replied to Nana Lee's discussion How to improve the listening skill in French?
"You could try www.litteratureaudio.com which has a huge selection of audio books and gives you access via a link to the texts too and it's free. The fact that they read rather than speak means it's a bit slower and having the written text…"
Jul 20, 2010
david i replied to Nana Lee's discussion How to improve the listening skill in French?
"Hi! Here's my personal recommendation. Find some French friends who are not very good at languages and do not have any interest in learning English. Speak with them as often as possible and your French listening should improve really fast. Good…"
Jul 1, 2010
Michael Dalke-Windley replied to Nana Lee's discussion How to improve the listening skill in French?
"Thanks so much, I was just going to email Isabelle75Paris about what things can help me understand French as spoken by real persons in France. This will help a lot. Thanks again."
Jun 20, 2010
Rene Broo replied to Nana Lee's discussion How to improve the listening skill in French?
"Bonjour, At www.frenchlingq.com, there are 15-minute dialogues in French with transcripts. You may find something useful there as they cover a broad range of topics. Good luck"
Jun 20, 2010
Isabelle75Paris replied to Nana Lee's discussion How to improve the listening skill in French?
"Ok so it's both the pronounciation and the fact that they can use some slangs that you don't learn at school, and drop some words, like "aprem" to say "après midi" for example (this one is quite easy to…"
Jun 12, 2010
Michael Dalke-Windley replied to Nana Lee's discussion How to improve the listening skill in French?
"It is the way that they pronounce their words, everything - after taking 4 years of French in college , and then travelling in France for over a month - sounds like it is all one long muddled sounding word. Why is this? Is our ear not in tune with…"
Jun 12, 2010
Isabelle75Paris replied to Nana Lee's discussion How to improve the listening skill in French?
"Hello! Is it difficult because they speak fast or because of the way they pronounce words? Maybe you could try to watch movies in French with French subtitles. At first maybe you won't understand a word, but the subtitles will help you to catch…"
Jun 11, 2010
Michael Dalke-Windley replied to Nana Lee's discussion How to improve the listening skill in French?
"I, too, would love to improve my listening skills in French. I can now understand my teacher at the Alliance Francais, but when I catch her talking to her friends I have no idea what they are talking about. I listen to TV5 on my television, but…"
Jun 11, 2010
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How to improve the listening skill in French?

I would like to improve my listening skill in French. Are there any good web-sites for practice? I am afraid that learning with news or movies is too difficult and prefer some easier practices first. Thank you.
Jun 5, 2010
Nana Lee replied to Neil Coffey's discussion What's your bête noire of French grammar?
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Feb 27, 2010
Nana Lee replied to Neil Coffey's discussion What's your bête noire of French grammar?
"Hello. I would like to know how to say a command sentence in French. For example, we say "open the door" in English. In French, it is "ouvres la porte" or "ouvrir la porte"? And I want to know what is the difference…"
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