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Where to practice French on an internet site?

Old Mar 14th, 2006, 08:38 AM
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Where to practice French on an internet site?

Does anyone know of an internet site where I can practice my French? I am a beginner and would like to be prepared for my visit in May. Thank you for any assistance.
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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 09:02 AM
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Try Googling on French in Action; it's a great series.
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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 09:18 AM
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/index.shtml

This site from the BBC might help. As Underhill mentioned, google will find pages of free French courses.

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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 09:24 AM
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http://french.about.com/od/pronunciation/

This is another site which gives good help. I have used this often. Of course, it's trying to get you to buy something but there's a lot of free help on this site. There's even pronunciations.

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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 09:30 AM
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Go to about.com. Click onthe "channel" called Homework Help. Scroll down to Languages and click on French. There you will find Laura K Lawless' French courses. There are beginning and intermediate course, a verb conjugator, Daily Franch lessons and sound files. I use this site to compliment my French lessons. FREE
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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 10:58 AM
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Bookmarking.
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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 11:32 AM
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Wordreference.com includes a french-english-french dictionary and forums where users discuss idiomatic expressions, etc. A good way to pratice reading and pick up new vocabulary words.
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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 12:41 PM
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Nothing better than chatting with real people...

http://fr.docs.yahoo.com/chat/chatbylycos.html

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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 12:58 PM
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Great sites! Is there a site where I can actually hear the correct pronunciation?
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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 01:00 PM
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Rex, I did not see your responce, I will check it out!
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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 01:14 PM
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For reference...
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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 02:46 PM
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The BBC site is really excellent - you can read articles while they are read outloud to you. Really helps learn how real French people speak French.
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Old Mar 14th, 2006, 03:04 PM
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I don't know if French Yahoo "tchatche" has audio or not...
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Old Mar 30th, 2006, 06:00 PM
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Here is an interesting site, Radio France International, I read about in FRANCE magazine:

http://www.rfi.fr/lffr/statiques/accueil_apprendre.asp

"Within the Langue Francaise section of the website, the Journal en Francaise Facile presents three simplified new bulletins complete with accompanying transcripts...Mots de l'Actualite is another great section."
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Old Mar 30th, 2006, 06:58 PM
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Bookmarking, thanks!
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Old Mar 30th, 2006, 07:00 PM
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Also bookmarking
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Old Mar 30th, 2006, 08:18 PM
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bookmarking, moi aussi.
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Old Mar 30th, 2006, 08:24 PM
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Great question!

Would these answers also work for those of us trying to learn italian?
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Old Mar 30th, 2006, 08:28 PM
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TV news three times a day:

http://jt.france2.fr/8h/
http://jt.france2.fr/13h/
http://jt.france2.fr/20h/
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Old Mar 30th, 2006, 09:40 PM
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If you have a CD player, you might check and see if your local library has any French language CD series, like the Pimsleur Language Series. I put these in while I'm in the car and find them to be quite helpful in learning some basic phrases.
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