How can I improve my French?

Getting started

This article has been automatically translated. If you have any problems, please consult the French version.

Practice regularly

You can improve your listening comprehension by practising regularly. For example, do one or two sets of exercises a week. Even if you don't do exercises, try to watch French videos regularly, for example on the TV5MONDEplus platform. 

Help yourself with the tools on the video

All our videos come with subtitles and a transcription. The transcript is synchronised with the video, which means you can click on a word in the transcript to find it in the video. If you have any problems, use the subtitles and transcript to better understand some of the words you hear in the videos. 

Warning though, always try to start without the subtitles and transcript to improve your listening comprehension. Because in real life, when you're interacting with French speakers, you won't have subtitles to help you.

Note down the vocabulary

Note down the vocabulary you've learnt in a video and try to use it (in your lessons, in everyday life if you're in a French-speaking country...). Use the mobile app to learn thousands of words and let the app help you memorise the words you're struggling with. 

Try the dictations from Archibald if you want to improve your spelling.

Can you improve your oral production with the series of exercises?

The site mainly allows you to work on listening comprehension and audiovisual comprehension using video extracts.

There are no production exercises as such. But some exercises draw attention to strategies for written or oral production. You can find them in the search engine.

The videos can also be used as support for oral production practice activities. Try dubbing a news report commentary, for example, or reading the transcript aloud. This type of activity allows you to work on French phonetics and prosody.

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