Welcome to French Voices podcast! This introduction will run you through who I am and what led me to create French Your Way and French Voices Podcast so you can improve your French in a different, relevant way. I will also give you my recommendations on how to make the best use of this podcast.
[00 min 25 sec] My background, qualifications and work experiences
[01 min 10 sec] Questioning school practices and how I became an independent teacher
[02 min 15 sec] Funding French Your way
[02 min 57 sec] French Voices podcast: authentic French stories to help improve your French
[03 min 50 sec] Who is French Voices for?
[04 min 44 sec] Show notes content: transcript, vocabulary and comprehension questions
[05 min 20 sec] Suggestions on how to use the podcast (see part below)
[06 min 50 sec] What you can find on French Your Way website: free articles, cheat sheets, worksheets and more!
[07 min 20 sec] How often French Voices episodes will be released
[08 min 55 sec] Don’t hesitate to interact with me and submit your feedback and comments
How to use French Voices Podcast
The following are only suggestions. Feel free to make any change and to share with in the comment section what the most efficient method is for you!
Use the transcript to help you while you are listening and focus on the pronunciation and rhythm of the voices. Don’t hesitate to play a same portion multiple times until you feel that your ear “tunes” to the accent you hear.
Don’t try to understand everything! See what keywords you recognize or which ones could be a useful addition to your vocabulary.
Upper-intermediate / Advanced learner
- Listen to the full podcast without pausing. (You can skip this part if you feel it is too difficult to focus your attention for the full duration of the episode.)
You can use the episode timeline in the show notes as an extra help to follow what is being said.
- Read the questions related to the first part of the podcast.
- Play this first part once or twice, taking notes if you need to. Try to answer the questions.
- Check your answers.
- You can choose to replay the first part and follow the transcript at the same time if you think you need to. It’s better if you can understand most of the part before moving to the next one (but don’t try to understand everything).
- Repeat steps 2 to 5 for each part of the interview. Take a break when you get tired!