chia:roscuro July 1, 2012, 11:09 pm
what is the best French radio station to listen to when learning French?
Marie-Claire-Riviere July 13, 2012, 4:53 pm
Bonjour Chia,

This is quite a good radio station

it may be quite difficult to understand if you are learning but even if you don't understand everything, it is important to listen to French as much as possible to become accustomed to the sound and gradually you will gain a good aural fluency.

Of course this is but one option of many on the internet. I would suggest watching news report online as well because it allows you to follow the images, videos and body language that comes with the sound so that you can better understand what you are listening to. TF1 has daily reports of all different sorts that are easy to access.

J'espère que cela vous aide - I hope this helps!

- Marie-Claire
sir_alex July 17, 2012, 9:09 am
oh bon
jojo-- July 18, 2012, 3:47 am
merci boucoup pour cette conseils
glory-- July 20, 2012, 9:52 am
linda--7 July 29, 2012, 1:31 am
bonjour jojo
Matthew--6 August 8, 2012, 8:47 pm
Merci Marie
Matthew--6 August 9, 2012, 9:40 am
I have long way to go to speak French. I can only figure out a word here and there.I am having fun trying to figure out what they are discussing.
Marie-Claire-Riviere August 19, 2012, 6:13 pm

De rien! Et, continuez à y essayer parce que il arrivera un jour où ça deviendra facile a comprendre ce qu'ils disent sur la radio - No worries. Keep trying because the day will come where all of a sudden it will be easy to understand what they are saying!

À bientôt,

- Marie-Claire
Diana-S1 July 20, 2013, 1:36 am
I'm finding it helpful to watch videos on the internet. There are cartoons amied at children which may be helpful for beginners, but there are also some movies aimed at adults. The nice thing about using the internet is that if you want to check the meaning of a word, you can simply press the pause button and look it up on the dictionary. If you like the movie, you can watch it again and again.

As with Marie-Claire's suggestion of watching the news and using body language to help to understand speech, the same can be said about movies on the internet.
Deborah-S38 July 22, 2013, 2:29 am
Where do you find cartoons in French? Can you post some titles or a website to go to? I've been trying the French radio but as marie-claire stated, I can only pick up a few words and it seems so fast. Cartoons or even French Sesame Street (do they have that) would help!

Ibrahim-F July 22, 2013, 1:33 pm
I am watching a tv show on youtube called "Le petit Nicolas" on youtube, there lots of videos for the show, and are around 15 minutes long
Deborah-S38 July 22, 2013, 3:14 pm
Merci beaucoup! Je voudrais étudier français en many formats. Cette m'aider!
Diana-S1 July 24, 2013, 7:26 pm
I've only used two websites and both are found on You Tube; because each has short pieces in several languages, I suggest doing a Google seach to specify French. The one site is called Book Box; search with the terms "learn french book box". This site has fairly basic cartoons and provides subtitles. The other site mainly has stories from the Bible with which children are familiar; search on "par pasteur evangeliste".

Another website that has extensive French programming on a variety of topics, including the news, is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The URL is If that doesn't work then do a Google search on the corporation name and include the word "French".

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