If you don’t live in a French-speaking country, it can be difficult to find ways to listen to real French conversations and reports. But there are various tools – including many free ones – available for French listening practice, including online exercises, podcasts, and radio:
Learn French through music – Why and how
Audio books – Free French audio books
French TV – Good channels and great shows
Native French Speech – Podcasts about everyday life, current events, culture, and tourism
News in Slow French – Weekly French news reports specially recorded for French learners
One Thing in a French Day – Thrice-weekly sound files about a French woman and her family
Podcast Radio France – Free app for listening to Radio France podcasts
Podcasts d’Europe 1 – French culture, economics, news, humor, and politics
Radio Canada Baladodiffusion – Canadian culture, politics, society, health, and science
Radio France Culture Podcasts – Programs ranging from fiction to cities of the world
French radio stations – Listening to the news and talk shows provides exposure to French as it’s really (and quickly!) spoken.
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Also see the Dictées section of French writing practice.
Even if you’re a beginner, it can be helpful to listen to French to help train your ear.
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