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Everything you need to get up to speed in French

Language learning through current events

Language learning through current events

A change of pace: The next level of language immersion

A rigorous educational course complete with dialogues, lessons & quizzes

Immersive original series designed especially for language learners

Grammar Catalogue

Expressions Catalogue

Paul et Virginie

Available in Beginner and Intermediate

A retelling of the beautiful and tragic story of two young people in love. Based on the most famous and beloved novel of 18th century writer Bernardin de Saint Pierre.

Les scandales de la République

Available in Intermediate and Advanced

Nine events that rattled and forever changed French society.

"Weekly news broadcasts in realistic language"

"Virtual language immersion site"

"Great for increasing your vocabulary on current topics"

"Helps you learn a language through current events"

"The enunciation is perfect allowing the listener to hear every word distinctly"

"Spoken slowly and clearly, so it’s easier for non-native speakers to understand"

"The perfect resource for beginner and intermediate learners"


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.

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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. Sample the first 5 episodes of:


Develop your comprehension as you listen to the news. Go further with interactive transcripts, lessons, pronunciation, and quizzes. You can listen to a full episode of our intermediate French podcast:


Challenge yourself to an intellectually simulating blend of opinion, cultural insights and in-depth analysis of trending news. Try a free episode on our advanced level program:

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!

Jan D., California, US

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