Free course

Intermediate French: Understanding spoken French

Free statement of participation on completion

This free course, Intermediate French: Understanding spoken French, is aimed at intermediate learners of French with an interest in language and culture. It is designed to develop your understanding of spoken French through six video portraits of people living in the Touraine region in France and in Brussels in Belgium. It introduces you to naturally spoken language, and gives clear advice on how to use authentic video resources as a useful and enjoyable learning tool. Through completing various activities you will improve your active use of the language, and develop the confidence to access further audio-visual resources and take your French studies to a higher level.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand French spoken at natural speed
  • use strategies for understanding video resources in French
  • understand and give personal information in French 
  • employ strategies to enhance listening comprehension skills.