Free French Listening Resources
Listen to French as it is actually spoken
Listening to French while reading along with the transcript is a great way to improve your comprehension as well as your pronunciation. The following mp3s and mp4s were created by native speakers of French and they are free for teachers and students to download. All of them are spontaneous speech - nothing was scripted or rehearsed, and some were even recorded without the speaker's prior knowledge for an eavesdropping effect.
For the resources that have transcripts available, I've created individual pages so that you can now listen and read along or do a cloze (fill-in-the-blank) exercise if you prefer to work online. Each page will open in a new tab or window. Otherwise, you can simply download the mp3s/mp4s and transcripts and/or subtitles to go along with the videos.
Authentic French with Commercials & Films, the sister site of French Listening Resources, is now available. The slideshows of informal French are also available at Informal French Videos.
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Quelque chose de différent...
around the table (2:00)
Mélina & compote (1:08)
Mélina eating cake (0:59)
Pâques / Easter
Joyeux anniversaire (1:36)
interview avec Mamie
Mamie Part 1
Mamie Part 2
Mamie Part 3
Mamie Part 4
Mamie Part 5
In Bassano del Grappa (0:33)
Thanks to dot59, jpljpl, Lancelot, and bbernrd at Rhinospike.com for helping with transcriptions!
D'autres sites pour écouter (et lire) le français :
If videos are geo-blocked to Canada or France, I recommend using the VPN app TunnelBear
This work by Jennifer Wagner is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. You may use, adapt, distribute, and edit these mp3s for personal and educational purposes as long as Ms. Wagner is attributed. No commercial use is allowed. French Listening Resources is listed in MERLOT, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching.
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