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Anyone know any good online French Language tutorials?

Nov 14th, 2005, 06:51 AM
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Anyone know any good online French Language tutorials?

I am looking for an online sight that provides audio. Ideally I would like to be able to do a search and look up pronunciation. Free would be nice too!
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Nov 14th, 2005, 02:41 PM
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Any one?
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Nov 14th, 2005, 02:52 PM
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oh, I'm sure someone will have something -- I think the BBC has one, actually, and I posted the URL before. I'll have to find it
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Nov 14th, 2005, 03:24 PM
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My husband borrowed Pimsleur's CDs from the library -- they have an excellent reputation and are quite expensive to buy, but that's one of the best. When we went to Paris his conversational French came in very handy, and he learned a lot.

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Nov 14th, 2005, 03:34 PM
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Here's the link I was thinking of

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/index.shtml

They have a lot of interesting stuff on there, including audio files of common phrases. Not sure if that's what you want, but I don't think you will find an online audio version of every word in a dictionary.

The about.com website has a very good series of language articles, also (not only French), including some summaries about pronunciation, I think.

Here is the link I found on their site for resources on audio. I'm actually quite impressed with everything they've got, and it looks like there is a complete audio dictionary on there, even if the word count is clearly not as much as a real dictionary (which would be around 50-70K words).
http://french.about.com/od/listening/
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Nov 14th, 2005, 05:09 PM
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French in Action, an excellent PBS series, is now available on line--free.
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Nov 14th, 2005, 05:27 PM
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Underhill, could you be so kind as to post a link to the free online version of French In Action? I could definitely use that old series now and again for my high school French students.
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Nov 14th, 2005, 06:18 PM
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Ah, French in Action. That brings back undergraduate memories!! Mireille and her jupe rouge. All the boys in the class liked Mireille's sweaters...
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Nov 14th, 2005, 07:20 PM
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French in Action:

http://www.learner.org/resources/series83.html

Site with audio pronunciation:

http://www.nextup.com/nvdemo.html
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Nov 14th, 2005, 07:37 PM
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Try www.frenchtutorial.com

I bookmarked it for future reference but have not really had time yet to look into it that closely.

Hope this helps.
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Nov 14th, 2005, 10:18 PM
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Marking for future reference.

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Nov 15th, 2005, 03:09 AM
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Rosetta Stone (which is expensive to purchase outright) now offers monthly subscriptions. One month of Levels 1 and 2 (combined; the only way to do it) is US $49.95, 3 months is $89.95.
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Nov 15th, 2005, 03:40 AM
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I spent some time at the listed bbc site last night and found it valuable. Maybe my high school French teacher was right - I wasn't spending anytime practicing (hmm hard to remember)!
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Nov 15th, 2005, 06:07 AM
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Thanks everyone....I am using a berlitz book and tape but its always nice to augment this type of thing with more than one source.
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Nov 15th, 2005, 12:50 PM
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The French in Action site that I use is:

http://www.learner.org/resources/ser...84227&pid=705#

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Nov 15th, 2005, 01:01 PM
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Hi letour! I want to see what your website looked like (if it was real French talking for ex) and when I clicked on the video it said "Due to licensing agreements, viewing of the video French in Action - Physical Characteristics II is restricted to network connections in the United States and Canada. Your connection appears to be based outside this area."
it is unfair!
now what about the other ones...
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Nov 15th, 2005, 02:00 PM
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That's interesting. It's too bad you can't get it, coco, as that series is very good.

By the way, can you recommend some good RFI programs to listen to on the web?

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Nov 15th, 2005, 02:10 PM
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I mostly listen to French music radios or English ones to improve my poor English...
there are a few here from all over the world :
http://www.tevader.com/autres/radio.html
If you're fluent in French try "Rire et Chansons" with comic performers.
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Nov 15th, 2005, 02:11 PM
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I'm not fluent at all. But I'll put on that streaming radio and pretend I am.
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Nov 15th, 2005, 02:12 PM
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hi 11OP

I am heading off to the Bellevue on Rue de Turbigo(sp?)

Starting to worry about the distance from st. Germain, Latin quarter. I am going to be there during a train strike. I hate not having a sense of central Paris, also most hotels are booked.

Do you have any reassuring words for me (worried face with praying hands here(if I knew how to create)
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