Podcast for French Learners
News in Slow French is a weekly podcast with resources for French students of all levels. Native speakers report current events at a reduced but not unnatural pace, making it easier for you to understand without being overloaded by rapid-fire French. You also have the option to hear the same person reciting the news at a normal speed, so that you can truly practice and improve at your own pace.
After the news item, two reporters chat about it to further improve your understanding and offer additional information. The complete transcript is provided with potentially difficult words highlighted – hover to see the translation. There are also grammar and expressions lessons.
Get a taste of News in Slow French (and the other French content published by Linguistica 360*) with a free 7-day trial; after that, you can continue with a monthly, automatically renewing subscription for US$ 19.90 per month.
* The subscription includes a variety of practice and learning materials for all levels:
- A Change of Pace – in-depth news analysis (advanced French)
- Expressions catalog
- Grammar course
- G.U.T.S. (Get Up to Speed) for beginners
- News in Slow French
- Opinion: topics include science and technology, French and world news, and more
- Original audio series
- Parlons Poésie
So if you want to faire d’une pierre deux coups, check out News in Slow French, where you can improve your French listening comprehension and language skills while simultaneously learning about current events.
French teachers and study groups, you can take advantage of substantial discounts by purchasing in bulk – see the educational rate calculator.
- Acronyms and initialisms
- Grammar lessons
- News terms
- Newspapers and magazines
- Teaching resources