jmar257 wrote:Question for those of you who have used French in Action: is just watching the show portion of the course worthwhile for someone who is a rough B1? I can read novels on Kindle (i.e., with vocab lookup) but my comprehension of regular speed podcasts/shows (vs. InnerFrench, for example) is not that great and I just remembered FIA is a thing and could be beneficial here and easier to get through than struggling through real TV for a bit. I'll probably give it a shot anyway but wanted to see if anyone here had anything to add about using that prior to moving on to native TV content.
Yes, I think FIA can provide a helpful step up to real TV, especially the conversations outside of the classroom.
The proceedings can be a bit slow, so you might want to peek at a few video cartoons on line. On this forum there is a short list of them, courtesy of Reineke, but for the life of me I can't find it. But I know that Tintin is on that list and on Youtube as well. Here is one episode of several https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9NlFNp ... CeD5mzzs_N, and another on Youtube is a science-fiction show Valerian et Laureline, courtesy of rdearman. This is a compilation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiBAubZ2R_g. (for whatever reason I'm not getting the url to work correcly , so those are the raw addresses.) Sorry about that, and also sorry if you already knew about these cartoon shows.