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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.
innerFrench YouTube channel
I was introduced to this YouTube channel by a Tweet from Language Crawler. This guy not only speaks very clearly and at a manageable pace but his videos also cover some really interesting topics.

In the case of the few videos I've watched comprehension without subtitles would, I believe, require an intermediate level of French.

I look forward to exploring more of his material.
TV 5 Monde Plus
TV5 Monde Plus
TV 5 is offering many categories of series and films in the French language as a world service.

These are for French speaking audiences and do not have subtitles but it is a valuable resource for anybody wanting to practise comprehension.

Is the French language in danger from an English invasion?
Once the language of diplomacy, French remains the official language in nearly 30 countries and is the second-most-studied foreign language in the world. But despite all this, is French in danger of an English invasion?
Why is English spelling so damn weird?
I know that on the face of it this seems not to be about French, but as we know L'anglais n'est que du français mal prononcé (Alexandre Dumas).
Four reasons to learn a new language
A very interesting presentation that starts off by asking why we need to learn foreign languages given the predominance of English and its continuing growth around the globe.
Les temps du passé
Forming the past tense in French can be a challenge for those learning the language, in particular deciding whether to use the past perfect (passé composé) or the imperfect (imparfait).

In this video Boris, a teacher at the alpha.b language school in Nice, provides what is to my mind one of the best explanations that I've come across.
Eight conseils pour progresser rapidement en français
Here Nathalie Porte on her site Nathalie FLE offers very sound advice for improving your French. After years of trying different things I can honestly say that the advice offered here is what I ultimately distilled out after experimenting with many different approaches.
Le secret pour améliorer sa prononciation
I have been following Johan at Français Authentique for many years, during which time his material has consistently been of high quality. Here he gives some very good advice concerning pronunciation, something that can be critical in determining whether you are understood or not when in conversation with a native French speaker. Presented in French at an intermediate level.
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