Does anyone have useful links to help with A level French?

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I want to improve my French listening and speaking so does anyone have good websites that will help me? I'm starting AS French.

Thanks!

Posted Fri 31st August, 2012 @ 23:12 by furuba fan
Edited by furuba fan on Fri 31st August, 2012 @ 23:12

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I haven't managed to find good speaking and listening websites - I'm starting AS French too and I really struggle with the whole 'speaking out loud' aspect.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/mafrance/flash/ - this is an interactive video-watching thing which I did at GCSE. You can put English and French subtitles on and off - obviously it's harder without subtitles. It asks you to speak out loud to it, so it can't check the quality of your spoken French, but it can be quite good for practising

http://www.zut.org.uk/advanced/year12.html - I just came across this. It says you have to pay if you want to use it within school hours but it looks like it could be useful for revision

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/experience2/ - there are a few videos on here which appear to be A-level style topics

http://platea.pntic.mec.es/~cvera/hotpot/chansons/index.htm - this website's got French songs on it, we looked at it in my last lesson. You pick the song according to which grammar unit you want help with and it gives you an exercise to do as you listen to the lyrics

I think the best thing to do is to just watch a load of videos in French to get used to the sound of words and the speed, and try to do the same when you speak out loud. Also, try to speak French as often as you can - to others in your class, teachers etc

If you find any other sites, let me know!

Answered Sun 21st October, 2012 @ 17:31 by Sian
Edited by Sian on Sun 21st October, 2012 @ 17:32
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Try .. www.livemocha.com

As you are doing As choose the appropiate level for you

Answered Sun 28th October, 2012 @ 12:32 by ? Secret - Team GR
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The above answers have covered all I can think off but I just wanted to give a vote of confidence - I'm now doing A2 french and believe me after a year of practise at speaking and listening it tends to come quite easily! You soon get used to the pronunciation and you will begin to understand a lot more given time! 

Answered Sun 4th November, 2012 @ 18:31 by Lydia