There’s no better way to get ready for a trip to Paris than practicing French words and
phrases. Here are some you can download online or to an MP3 player.
Taught by a French speaker who either reads a text or focuses on grammar points, and
offers online exercises and answers.
For beginners: www.podcastfrancaisfacile.com/debutant
A good choice for beginners. This podcast offers vocabulary lists to memorize and includes
Meet French people—children, musicians, vintners, driving instructors and many more—
as they tell you about their lives in short audio podcasts.
The famed Sorbonne University offers a variety of podcasts suitable for advanced listeners.
These audiofiles range from lectures on philosophy and history to political debates.
mafrance The BBC offers 24 interactive videos called Ma France, available online. Each video
includes grammar points, vocabulary words and quizzes to test your knowledge.
If you have a visual learning style, these vocabulary videos can be very useful. Each has a
different theme such as numbers, letters of the alphabet or names of animals, and ever
word is pronounced slowly so you can try it yourself.