5 tips to learn French by listening

Would you like to get better at understanding speech in French? That article will show you who to find opportunities to listen to spoken French.

French is commonly offered as a foreign language in U.S. schools and more than 1.5 million Americans speak French in the home. While you can learn grammar and composition strictly in a classroom, you must hear French spoken correctly to get better at understanding speech in French and to improve your accent when you speak.

There are many ways to improve your listening skills and learn to understand native speakers when they speak, but that needs hard work because the French language has a very unique sound to it.
Here's 5 tips to improve your listening skills and learn to understand native speakers.
  1. Obtain digital downloads included in French language instruction materials to hear the language spoken by a fluent French speaker.
  2. Join a French language club to practice regularly speaking French and try to seek out fluent French speakers for further practice.
  3. Immerse yourself in the French language by listening to the radio in French. That can be in your area if you live in an area where the language is spoken, alternatively,look online forinternet radio stations available through live streaming. Here is a French website that can help you: http://www.franceinter.fr/.
  4. Watch movies in French. The Internet has made listening to French content more accessible than ever before, so you can find in it a variety of content to watch in French.
  5. Listen to French music by downloading French music from the iTunes store.

Even if you don't understand a word, you're still hearing the intonation and rhythm, the sound and the flow of the language. As you progress, you'll get better at picking out words and interpreting their meanings.