Listen to real-life French
Love watching French videos but have trouble understanding them? Ilini is perfect for independent students who need a bit of help when listening to French.
Ilini’s featured videos, usually about two to three minutes long, are enhanced with interactive subtitles: click any word in the French transcript to see its translation, IPA transcription, sound file, and examples. There’s a wide range of topics, organized into five main categories:
With a free Ilini account, you can watch five videos every month, with interactive subtitles and audio speed selector. For more videos as well as access to a variety of supplemental materials, consider a paid subscription (which begins with a free 10-day trial). There are two options for French students:
1) Learner Essentials
- Unlimited videos
- Vocabulary list
2) Learner Plus
All of the above, plus PDFs of
- vocabulary and listening exercises (gapfills, word scrambles…)
If you’re a French teacher, you’ll love how easy Ilini makes it to share real-life French listening practice with your students. You can print out the supplemental resources with a Teacher Plus subscription (identical to Learner Plus, above), or upgrade to Teacher Premium for access to Ilini’s Online Classroom, where you can set and review student assignments.
Whether you’re learning, teaching, or trying to perfect your French, Ilini is an excellent tool for authentic French listening practice. Bonne visualisation !