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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2018 Les Voyageurs

Postby Jim » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:53 pm

France Bleu's "On se dit tout" had an episode about language learning: On se dit tout - Les langues étrangères which people may find interesting.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2018 Les Voyageurs

Postby Carmody » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:31 am

Thank you so very much; it looks excellent.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2018 Les Voyageurs

Postby Carmody » Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:37 am

Many thanks! :D
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2018 Les Voyageurs

Postby MamaPata » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:58 am

Not sure if this has been posted before, but thought some of you might be interested in this video:



It's not particularly exciting, but she speaks very clearly and there's a lot of information about Québécois and Québécois slang.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2018 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:45 am

MamaPata wrote:
It's not particularly exciting, but she speaks very clearly and there's a lot of information about Québécois and Québécois slang.
Now test yourself :-)



(Clip above is Season 3 trailer for District 31)
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2018 Les Voyageurs

Postby Speakeasy » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:57 pm

DaveAgain, thank you for this “tour d’horizon” of Québécois French. Nevertheless, I could easily append videos from British, American, Canadian, French, Spanish, and German television series that no one other than a native-speaker (bien branché, bien entendu) or a very advanced foreign student would be able to understand.

I continue to deplore the deliberate distortion of how the language is actually spoken by the average citizen of this province on television and in film. As for much of American television and film in many genres (crime, drama, action, comedy), over the past decade, Québécois writers and directors have been increasingly portraying their characters as being more “authentic” through the use of tense, tight, clipped, slang-filled speech, often delivered by fictional characters who seem forever on the verge of an emotional melt-down, that even many native-speakers have difficulty grasping. This distortion of how the average person actually uses their mother tongue pervades the entertainment media. In my opinion, this type of speech represents that of only a small minority of native-speakers. Furthermore, it reinforces poorly-chosen, and often damaging, socio-economic-cultural stereotypes.

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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2018 Les Voyageurs

Postby mastrinka » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:54 am

Do you have any book recommendation for (low) intermediate level?
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2018 Les Voyageurs

Postby DaveAgain » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:31 am

mastrinka wrote:Do you have any book recommendation for (low) intermediate level?
The Petit Nicolas books are entertaining. You'll find yourself looking up various terms for children punching and kicking one another, but you'll laugh a lot too. :-)

Jules Verne reads well, and you'll be able to find translations easily there too, so you can have a parallel text to save dictionary look ups.

e.g. Voyage au centre de la terre: French audio, french text, english text

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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2018 Les Voyageurs

Postby I_likes_languages » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:44 am

Le Petit Nicolas is definitely a good point to start. La petite fille de Monsieur Linh by Philippe Claudel might be another choice.

And another example of Québécois - I think she has a pretty heavy (?) accent, but she's easy to follow after some getting used to it.
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Re: Le groupe français 2016 - 2018 Les Voyageurs

Postby zjones » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:54 pm

mastrinka wrote:Do you have any book recommendation for (low) intermediate level?


DaveAgain wrote:The Petit Nicolas books are entertaining.


This is a good recommendation for your level. However, keep in mind that some people (ahem, me) don't really like the Petit Nicolas books. The stories were funny and well-written, but I couldn't identify with any of the characters, which made me feel like I was putting lots of effort into something with no intrinsic reward. I started reading Harry Potter when I was on the upper end of A2. The first three chapters of the first book are a little bit of a drag, but it gets really fun after that, and I felt like my effort was a good investment. I'm very interested in finishing the entire HP series and I really do love all the characters, especially Hermione. :D
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