Top 5 Free Extras for Beginners
So, you’ve made it through your first few French lessons and now you want to have some fun. Here are my top 5 suggestions:
Disney’s French website has a tons of content about all your favorite Disney characters, movies and TV shows. That includes characters from the Marvel Universe. Games, craft activities, trailers and more.
Much like the Disney site, but for a different cast of characters, including Power Rangers, Smurfs, My Little Pony, Monster High and Yu-gi-oh. Games, activities, simple recipes, and more.
3. Red Karaoke
Learning song lyrics can be a very effective way of learning words and phrases. You don’t need to know what it means to sing it, some of it you’ll be able to figure out, and you can look up lyrics using wordreference.com to figure out a bit more. A free account on this site allows you to sing along with a sizable catalogue of French songs from Serge Gainsbourg to Lara Fabian.
A channel that posts mini-documentaries, only 1 minute long about animals, insects, birds, etc. These bite-size snippets with stunning visuals are perfect for tuning the beginner’s ear. Calm and clear pronunciation.
5. Change your Language settings
Did you know you can change the language settings on Facebook, YouTube and other social media platforms? For Facebook just go to settings and you’ll see language on the first screen. In YouTube when you pull up settings there is a drop down menu at the bottom of the screen. You will still see the same content displayed, but the navigation links will be in French which will help you learn and reinforce that vocabulary. You might also start seeing ads in French.