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Re: French resources

Postby El Forastero » Sun Jul 04, 2021 1:51 am

Hello everyone. Do you know some good and specific resources for DELF B2 preparation? Thank you in advance
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Re: French resources

Postby DaveAgain » Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:58 am

El Forastero wrote:Hello everyone. Do you know some good and specific resources for DELF B2 preparation? Thank you in advance
The Institut Français in London offer an exam preparation course where they use Reussir le Delf.
Course materials: Students will use the Reussir le Delf B2 (Didier) textbook and complementary documents to help them gain proficiency in the four key skill areas.

https://www.institut-francais.org.uk/fr ... p-courses/

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Be sure to read Jeffers comment below!
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Re: French resources

Postby jeffers » Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:19 am

I'm starting to look for B1 preparation resources, although I don't plan to start on them for a few months.

Reussir le Delf. by Didier has great reviews, but the one issue is that it is from 2010. Normally I wouldn't consider that a problem but the exam format has apparently been updated a bit. Didier have a more recent exam series called Le DELF 100% reussite, but the first editions also are for the old version, and they have so far only released 2nd editions for the A2 and B1 exams.

You should probably check with your exam centre which version of the exam you would be taking. On the Didier website I found the following video explaining the reasons and content of the changes. It's good practice as well!

https://youtu.be/rlFa14N-MXE

Edit: falling into the rabbit hole that is YouTube, I found a channel called French School TV which has video examples of what the oral exams are like. It looks like there are also several other videos aimed specifically at B2 exam prep.

https://youtu.be/e8aMAHkUOf4
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Re: French resources

Postby TheBJill » Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:09 am

What movies are good for french learning? :?:
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Re: French resources

Postby jeffers » Wed Jul 07, 2021 1:52 pm

TheBJill wrote:What movies are good for french learning? :?:


I so want to reply "all of them" and leave it at that! :lol:

However, there is a thread dedicated to discussing French films: https://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7152&p=87884&hilit

On reflection, I'll add a few points here. So much depends on the level you are at and your goals. If you are a beginner, then I would suggest that you start with series rather than films. Another good place to start would be documentaries because the spoken audio is so much clearer than in anything else. One good example is Le peuple des océans, a documentary about sea creatures with almost perfectly matching French subtitles (on the DVD anyway).

But if you specifically want recommendations for good French films, follow my link above.
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Re: French resources

Postby jeffers » Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:18 pm

What are your favourite podcasts in French made for French speakers (as opposed to learners)? Although several podcast sources are listed on the main page, there are few mentions of specific podcasts. Personally, I'd like to find a good French podcast for native speakers that runs around 10-15 minutes, because I'd like to listen to episodes again and again until I understand the majority. However, it would be useful for our users to list any native podcasts you listen to, and tell us why you like them.
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Re: French resources

Postby El Forastero » Tue Jul 13, 2021 2:51 pm

jeffers wrote:I'm starting to look for B1 preparation resources, although I don't plan to start on them for a few months.

Reussir le Delf. by Didier has great reviews, but the one issue is that it is from 2010. Normally I wouldn't consider that a problem but the exam format has apparently been updated a bit. Didier have a more recent exam series called Le DELF 100% reussite, but the first editions also are for the old version, and they have so far only released 2nd editions for the A2 and B1 exams.

You should probably check with your exam centre which version of the exam you would be taking. On the Didier website I found the following video explaining the reasons and content of the changes. It's good practice as well!

https://youtu.be/rlFa14N-MXE

Edit: falling into the rabbit hole that is YouTube, I found a channel called French School TV which has video examples of what the oral exams are like. It looks like there are also several other videos aimed specifically at B2 exam prep.

https://youtu.be/e8aMAHkUOf4


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Re: French resources

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Re: French resources

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Re: French resources

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Sat Aug 28, 2021 4:56 pm

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