I AM a great believer in listening to the spoken word when working on improving your French language skills.
Not only does it give you a chance to hear how words are pronounced it gives you the chance to listen to actual sentences ‘in the wild’, as opposed to reading them from a book.
A French based website podblaster.net brings the latest technology, podcasting, to the language allowing you to listen wherever you like.
The site is a directory of French language podcasts, which are just recordings in a format that allows you to easily copy them to a CD or download them to an MP3 player.
So you can listen in your car to news headlines and magazine style articles, or even be building up a sweat in the gym, whilst topping up on your French.
But what is also good about the site is that if features recordings that people have put together themselves, for example, a description of a trip to Brighton.
And it is by listening to these that you get an understanding of how French is really spoken, as opposed to the flat style of a book or language CD.
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