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French Listening Comprehension

by Laura Franklin
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A collection of sites that feature listening activities in French.Effective for verbal learners. Good for pronunciation practice.

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Encyclopédie Sonore

Added 07/28/2006
This site allows users to listen to University lectures on a wide variety of topics. Advanced French proficiency needed. Great resource for French majors who are getting used to lectures in the target language.

rfi:Radio France Internationale: La langue française

Added 07/28/2006
An effective listening activity, the French news is read at a slower pace than normal. There are transcripts and a glossary. Comprehension exercises follow the segments.

La Guinguette

Added 07/28/2006
An online magazine in French with news articles in RealAudio. Transcriptions and sound files combine for effective listening comprehension. activities.

Voix d'Auteurs

Added 07/28/2006
A site containing the voices of famous French-speaking Belgian authors. Extracts by Marguerite Yourcenar, the first woman to be elected to the Academie Francaise, Maurice Maeterlinck, Emile Verhaeren and many others..

Les Orientaux de la chanson

Added 07/28/2006
Great for Middle Eastern music from Francophone areas.


Added 07/28/2006
Arteradio has short audio-clips: news features, interviews, poetry, music and other audio samples that can be profitably used by students of French language. Users can e-mail their favorite segments to friends.

Les Africains de la chanson francophone

Added 07/28/2006
African music and culture. Site can be used for culture and music appreciation. Sophisticated Flash site.

La Louisiane Française

Added 07/28/2006
A reading of the prologue of Atala.

BBC - Languages French

Added 07/28/2006
Intermediate level audio magazine

20 Ans de chansons actuelles

Added 07/28/2006
Great popular music and interviews with artists. Fabulous sound.

Vive Voix

Added 07/28/2006
Poems by famous french poets read by native speakers.

Ashcombe: French Video Resources

Added 07/28/2006
Video interviews on a wide variety of topics. Great to promote cultural awareness and to practice dictation, vocabulary and French in general.

Added 01/14/2012

Great works of literature in French


Learn French by podcast

Added 10/13/2012

Good for listening in 202



Les accents de France

Added 04/06/2013

Good for accent correction

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