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Anyone know any good online French Language tutorials?

Anyone know any good online French Language tutorials?

Nov 15th, 2005, 02:23 PM
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[I take you out of your regularly scheduled programming to respond to Sarah:]

I think that it's probably closer than you think, Sarah. I can't give you precise times or distances, but be sure to cross the Pont des Arts. This will offer you nice views of both banks of the Seine. Once you cross it you're on the Left Bank by the Academie Francaise. You can take r. de Seine or r. Mazarine. There'll be art galleries.

At one point you'll hit Boulevard St.-Germain.

It's probably not the best route or the most direct route, but I've walked over this way a couple of times.

If you're heading to the Latin Quarter, this is definitely not the best way. I'll probably need to take a look at a web. But you can probably take a slight detour and see place Dauphine (a triangular square named after the heir ("Dauphin" in French), the son of Henri IV, and also Notre Dame and Ste-Chapelle.

I really think that it'll be pretty convenient and you'll enjoy walking all over the city.

Enjoy the trip. When are you leaving?
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Nov 15th, 2005, 02:24 PM
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Nov 15th, 2005, 02:24 PM
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"take a look at a web"

Sorry -- at a map.
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Nov 15th, 2005, 08:43 PM
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Good question, and thank you Christina and others for posting these wonderful websites!
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Nov 16th, 2005, 02:36 PM
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The rue de Turbigo is quite a distance from the Latin Quarter; in fact, it's on the other side of the river, near the Forum des Halles at its lower end.

The strike will not affect the Métro as it is only an SNCF (national railways) strike. Besides, you can get anywhere in Paris on foot, although it takes longer. From the Latin Quarter to the rue de Turbigo takes about 50 minutes.
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Nov 16th, 2005, 02:42 PM
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je vous en prie
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Nov 17th, 2005, 09:47 AM
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Sarah, take a look at Laura K. Lawless' entire "Learn French" section at about.com. It is comprehensive, has lots of audio files (online dictionary & Mot du jour with sound files for individual word, plus conversational sound files to practice listening.)You can sign up for emails to receive daily instruction links. It is fun, easy and FREE! I use it as an addendum to classes and a very useful resource.
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Nov 17th, 2005, 11:34 AM
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Sarah, here is the web address - http://french.about.com/
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Nov 17th, 2005, 06:46 PM
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I would give: http://www.voyages-sncf.com/trafic/g...ations_gl.html a shot. It's a demo of what the real registered version is like (I think you can register online). It has a few lessons that you can do for the French section. I've been fooling around with the Japanese and Chinese section, and the only way I can get by on both is by the characters....
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Nov 18th, 2005, 07:50 AM
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Here's some useful phrases to get you started:

http://yoyo.cc.monash.edu.au/~mongoo...h/phrases.html
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Nov 18th, 2005, 07:56 AM
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HAHAHAHAHAH

Rufus, that was too funny!
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Nov 18th, 2005, 09:24 AM
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Very useful. Thanks!
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Nov 18th, 2005, 09:39 AM
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This is the best that I have found on the web total immersion by Yale University and Pierre Capritz.

Also get French with Michel Thomas 8 cd set- Very good for English speakers.


http://www.learner.org/resources/series83.html#
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Nov 18th, 2005, 09:42 AM
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"Je vous aurais bien aide, mais je ne vous aime pas."

"Ces poissons, ils sont mort d'irradiation?"

Hah, hah, hah. Just cracks me up. Hah.
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Nov 18th, 2005, 12:14 PM
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Rufus even my kids laughed at it, really funny!=D> (and it is good for my English as well!)
But I still wonder if it is a real French correction. (accents are not put on every word they should be)Réalité is feminine :
LA réalité et toi, vous ne vous entendez pas, n'est-ce pas?" and what happened to the "s" in "ils sont mortS "?
"Tu me pèles le jonc" is very rude (especially for a lady)it is very sexual!
I really enjoyed this one but didn't get the ones with the grenouille!

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Nov 18th, 2005, 01:23 PM
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Coco: "I mostly listen to French music radios or English ones to improve my poor English." I personally know your English is VERY good. Though learning a new word now & then is fun.

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Nov 18th, 2005, 01:32 PM
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Nov 21st, 2005, 12:32 PM
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Here's another way that I was trying to pick up some French that perhaps everyone knows about. It's a set of four or five French internet tv stations and can be found at:

http://www.wi-fitv.com/sectional.php?channel=48

I'm also renting borrowing alot of French movies which I am delighted to discover that I can play on my computer!

Coco: C'est dommage! French in Action est formidable! M. Capretz etait mon prof.
Ciaou!
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