Podcasts

Learning

  • innerFrench These podcasts helped me get going with French. Hugo speaks quite slowly in the first few podcasts, so that you gain confidence with understanding French. He discusses many different topics; listening to a podcast twice is still nice.
  • Français Authentique Johan explains all sorts of things about the French language and personal development. The idea is the same as with innerFrench: teach a language to students by talking about all sorts of topics, rather than focus on grammar or vocabulary. There is a youtube channel too.
  • Français avec Pierre Another podcast for French learners. Has a youtube channel too.

Science

These podcasts are a bit hard, I guess the target audience is French natives.

Other stuff

  • Change ma vie The author speaks about personel development. I mainly listen to it because she has a clear voice. She speaks a bit fast at times, but since she pronouces very clearly, it is still easy to understand.
  • Les Bonnes choses: discussions on cooking
  • L’air du son: interviews on voice and speaking

Youtube

Learning

  • innerFrench Hugo Cotton really helps to understand French.

Science

Culture

Audio books

Via Librivox you can find and download tonnes of free audio books.

Parallel translations

I learned a lot from parallel translations.

  • The bible for kids Very useful. I once read the stories as a kid, so I knew the stories already. That helped me lot in guessing the meaning of words I didn’t know, so that I could just continue reading, rather than spend hours with a dictionary.

Vocabulary

  • Anki is very useful to learn words. It is based on spaced repetition; if you’re interested just search for this concept.