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The News in Slow French Podcast
Two hosts discuss this week's top stories from France and around the world
World News / Politics
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Immersive French podcasts created by an international team of journalists and linguists.
News in Slow French features native speakers discussing current events and culture. News stories you care about at a pace you can understand.
Listen, read, and start thinking in French anywhere you go – at home, in the classroom, and on any of your devices.
Prepare for News in Slow French with this introductory course, ideal for beginners or to review the basics.
Develop your comprehension as you listen to the news. Go further with interactive transcripts, lessons, pronunciation, and quizzes.
Challenge yourself to an intellectually simulating blend of opinion, cultural insights and in-depth analysis of trending news.
Our subscribers say:
For many months I hesitated signing up for the paid version of News in Slow French. Now that I am a member, I wish I would have signed up sooner! This is a wonderful and stress free way to improve your French - and it is not just textbook French, but living breathing French…. It is so much richer in content than other learning media I have tried. I originally learned with Rosetta Stone, which was good for initial building of sentences and vocabulary. I realized I was still translating in my mind…. Then I found News in Slow French. After a very short time, I realized that I was understanding the podcast without mentally translating everything. I actually listen first in my car, then I go home and do the lesson on line to see how much I got. This is really amazing. And all the lessons are archived for my enjoyment whenever I want if I miss a week.
The iPhone App instantly linked with my car's interface - and works great. I like coming home and easily mousing over words I do not know - and I like that the translations are not totally literal - instead they convey the intention of the phrases. Also - I never had much time to follow the news in English - let alone French. I like the mixture of current affairs selected, they are helping me stay up with world news. I also like hearing the opinions and reflections of Rylan and Catherine - and the comradeship they reflect in their discussions. To top it off, the language lessons and expressions round off the program in such a way as to teach painlessly.
This is probably the most satisfied I have ever been with any service. Keep up the good work!