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French Mornings with Elisa
French Mornings with Elisa
A useful resource that offers regular 3 minute videos dealing specifically with spoken French as you will encounter it in the street. There are also longer videos dealing with slang and more general advice in respect of informal spoken French.
With the lockdown resulting from COVI-19, I have been receiving posts from Lumni on my Facebook timeline. These are presumably aimed at children who are out of school.

There are some very interesting short discussion videos. In the one selected here a paediatrician answers questions about the functioning of the body. Really quite fascinating and a pleasant way to practise your French comprehension.
The harsh reality of language learning
The Harsh Reality of Language Learning - Power Law distribution
As we progress with learning a language some things become easier, such as basic conversation, while others elude us, such as understanding French films. This article suggests that this fundamentally comes down to vocabulary and to improve from 90% comprehension to 98% your vocabulary may need to increase from around 7000 words to 45,000!
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