Ogrim wrote:Regarding the use of "on" for "nous" it is so widespread that you see it quite a lot in written correspondence as well - maybe not in formal texts or letters, but certainly in e-mail exchanges between colleagues or with clients, so yes, new learning material should really introduce this feature of French at an early stage.
I'm going to start studying French in 2016 with my sister. I've read so much about how real, informal spoken French "on the street" is so different from what's taught in most courses as to accuse it of being near-diglossia. This makes me despair of learning French — but obviously it can be done.
So, my question is: What materials would you recommend to make sure we get sufficient exposure & practice with "real" French? My goal is more being able to chat with random French people than writing academic papers.
Edit: removed accidentally-pasted comment on T-V discussion, which belongs in a different thread.