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You want to learn French without going to the classroom, the videos are suitable for you, no classroom but learning at your own pace on your own.
Videos are a very nice resource to improve the language and to learn more about the French culture. Watching and listening to videos is one of the most efficient way to improve your oral comprehension. With them you will hear the French language spoken in the natural way, in the usual way, maybe with new expressions, like if you were hearing conversations from French native speakers. You will listen to real-life grammar and sentences structure exchanges. The next step is having a talk with French people, but if you live in a non French speaking country and if you can not go in France, Belgium or Québec, videos are the right things to have. Weather your are a newbie or you have an advanced level wanting to enrich the language, growing your experience, videos are suitable for everyone.
I suggest you to watch short videos, between 5 and 10 minutes, choose one video for one day, or better, one video for one week, or warch it until you get everything. The satisfaction of understanding quickly is very important, this is a small victory that you can have everyday, it makes the learning a pleasure and keep the motivation going. A subject you really like so it will be much easier to listen to it and to go through the difficulties of the language. Do not forget to red the translations when you do not understand whait is saying. I suggest you to make a list of different short videos, and you can back to one of them to refresh, to conslidate your knowledge. When you want to review specifics words or specifics idioms. To forget what we learn is a normal process, so go back and forth until you understand everything, and you will have a lot pleasure to get the French language and to speak it.
Why using videos to learn French ?
Watching things moving on a screen is kind of a fascination for human being. Watching a video is more appealing compare to studying with a workbook. Youtube is the biggest video library so we have to take advantage of it. Among a variety of topics you can find whatever you want to improve your French : grammar, conjugation, comedy, how to hold conversations, the news,… There is a course for whatever you want. A nice thing is that you can set up a playlist, and go back to it whenever you want. A good thing to remember is that children, before reading and writing, they speak the language, in a natural way, by listenting and imitating their parents and people from their environment.
Videos with subtitles
People keep up with what the characters say. Even for people with an advanced level, it can be hard to understand what the characters say because it could be too fast or because they use slang word or non usual expressions. And also you can practice the reading comprehension.
List of Youtube channels and websites to learn and improve your French
It is a way to have French teachers at home, it replaces your professor.
On the FrenchPod101 website you will find especially grammar content and videos to increase your word-stock. You will listen to a lot of chat and then, and you will have questions and answers to verify your comprehension of the story. You can choose the level which is the best one for you.
Learn French with Pascal
It is a pleasure to watch because of the animations you will oftently see. In general a animated man gives the lesson. It is entertaining.
Beginners : how to learn french in 24 hours for lessons and vocabulary
Français avec Pierre (French with Pierre)
It is taught in French, so if you prefer being taught in English that is not the right place for you. So it is suitable for intermediate and advanced level. Learning the language in French, at a certain level of comprehension, is the best way because you have to think directly in the target language. Videos are about grammar, how to get more skills in oral practicing,…
Learn french conversation for pronunciation, vocabulary and lessons
Norman fait des vidéos (Norman makes videos)
It is a very famous comedy channel in France and the French speaking country. The themes he talks about are related to everyday life, to go shopping, learning English, how to play ping-pong,…sometimes he makes travel videos for a vlog. Usually it is not possible to put the subtitles on, and sometimes he speaks fast and does not pronounce words as you are able to understand them easily. So it is better to have an intermediate or advanced level.
Teachers, learners : learn french from beginner to advanced for pronunciation
He is a friend of Norman in the real life. He makes funny videos but also he records when he plays video games.
Students, learners : learn french with pictures and videos for beginners
It is a fun channel with short videos.
Speakers, students : top 10 french learning books for different topics
Comme une française
It is a nice one for people who has an intermediate level, and there is a variety of choice : tips for Christmas in France, French pastries,…
Learn French with Vincent
Learn French with Alexa
Alexa is the name of the person who teaches on her youtube channel. She likes teaches with humour, soemtimes she plays with a puppet, as a character. She makes short videos, so it is quick to watch, so if you do nnot have enough time, everyday you can pick up a bit of the French language quickly. Sometimes she gives the translations in English.
Have a look at the previous articles to learn about app to improve the language (with the transcript in English), app to get more skills on speaking. Songs (with the English transcript) if you are bored about videos, French songs.
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