My favorite podcasts in French

I’ve done a post about my favorite podcasts in Spanish, now I will speak about podcasts in French. Most of these podcasts aren’t to learn the language; these podcasts are for those who already have a good level of understanding in the language.

Français Authentique

Johan is the creator of “Français Authentique”, he has a French course with 7 basic rules. The podcasts are free and constantly updated. Typically, podcasts are on French expressions, but, he also talks a little about his personal life and travels. Johan speaks slowly, he pronounces the words clearly and he repeats a lot the same expressions and words, a great podcast to improve your understanding of French.

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5 true clichés about the French

After living in France for two months, I noticed that some clichés about French people are real.

They love baguette, cheese and wine

C'est pas faux

Any market has a huge variety of wines and cheese. In France they say they have a cheese for every day of the year. And, in the morning and in the late afternoon, in the “boulangeries” is still very common to see French with theirs baguettes under the arm. Continue reading

Review Hugo Advanced French

Hugo Advanced CD Language Course is a continuation of the book French in Three Months (Hugo), course I didn’t try. That means that, to use this course is not necessary to have studied French in Three Months (Hugo), if you already have an intermediate level in the language you can use the advanced course straight away.

As stated before the course is for those who already have at least an intermediate level and want to improve his skills or review the French language.

How is the book?

The book has 9 chapters. Each chapter has:

  • An introductory text
  • A main text with the translation of unusual vocabulary
  • Brief grammatical and lexical explanations and some common expressions and slangs.
  • Exercises

Additionally, after the lesson n° 5 and n° 9, there is a self-assessment test.

The CDs, in addition to the narration of the texts, also have the oral practice of some exercises that are in the book.

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Polyglot Nerd first video

I’m back and with some news!!!!!!

I have a new logo, with a clean look and I also changed a bit the website, hope is lighter now.

And I have a new project that I divulge in the video below.

This is my first video, so obviously I was a nervous, but I made it.

The video was no script, I don’t read anything and I didn’t edit, I don’t even know how to do it.

Hope you’ll like, I know the quality is not the best, I still  have a long way to learn how to do very cool videos.

 

Polyglot Nerd is coming back next week

I was without Internet last week to warn you that I was taking a two weeks vacation to rest, to organize my next projet and to renew the website.

Image from: http://www.magicfotovideo.it/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/work-in-progress.jpeg

I hope I”ll be back next week with good news!

That’s all for now,

Nathalia