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Listen to the conversation, follow along with the interactive transcripts, and you will be amazed to discover that you know more French than you think!
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For a number of years I have struggled trying to learn French. After much effort with every manner of home study course and with private tutors, I managed to become fairly fluent reading, writing and speaking French. But, after saying something appropriate and intelligent (I think), I would not understand a word of the response and there went my French conversation. I simply could not understand the spoken French with all it's "glidings", "slurs", and rapid fire rat-a-tat-tat.
Then I happened upon "news in slow french". At my age, I no longer believe in over night miracles, but I do believe I've found a way around my problem hearing French. The slower speed is allowing me to comprehend more of the spoken language. No matter how many times I'd listen to a recording of a Frenchman speaking at his normal speed, I'd never understand what he had said. Now I'm beginning to grasp what I previously was missing by listening at a slower speed.
I've loved "News in Slow French" from the first time I heard it. Out of all the French learning programs on the Internet, yours is the best, in my opinion. It's a great length and a great format, and I never tire of listening to Catherine's beautiful voice or Rylan's animated commentary.
Thank you so much for producing such a high-quality program. It's evident that it's a labor of love.
I really enjoy News in Slow French. I bounce around between 4-5 different French podcasts, and yours is my favorite. Love the sense of humor you share in the program, and breaking the podcast into a few different segments keeps things moving along nicely. The news format is good, of course, because I've likely heard the stories already, so it's easier to keep up and fill in any language gaps.