Intermediate French: Understanding spoken French
Intermediate French: Understanding spoken French

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This free course, Intermediate French: Understanding spoken French, has offered you some support and advice on working with audio-visual materials in French. Do not see this as the end, but rather as a step on the way to working independently with materials to develop your French further. There is so much material that is readily accessible online. Take every opportunity to watch, read and listen. You can listen to French radio, watch programmes on the internet, use French search engines and look up things that interest you. If you are interested in a topic in English, then follow it up with finding more about it in French.

We hope that you have found this short course useful. Good luck with your continuing French studies!

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Figure 8 Château in Amboise, Touraine, France

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course L112 French Studies 1: language and culture of the French-speaking world [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

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