Do you dread having conversations in French? You’re hardly alone. Even those who have been learning French for a long time still feel a wave of panic each time they have to speak to someone in French–especially if that person is a native speaker.
Imagine trying to understand exactly what the person is saying, then having to respond to it by connecting your reply into the right words, stringing those words in the proper sequence, and finally verbalizing them out loud with the correct pronunciation. Ahhh, what a hair-raising ordeal it can be.
But conversations can never be avoided, and sooner or later you will have to conquer those fears and eventually start talking to somebody in French. When that happens, you don’t need to go through the stomach-churning scenario described above. You simply need to practice, practice, and then practice some more.
Easier said than done, right? Practicing your conversation skills in French can be tough if you don’t have access to French-speaking conversation partners or if you are not in a French-speaking country. And even when you’re in a French-speaking country, you still need prior practice before going outside and interacting with the locals.
No need to worry though. With the right learning materials that cater to what a learner truly needs, you will be able to master French conversations, too!
100+ Practical French Dialogues for Extensive Listening Practice
To be able to boost your fluency in speaking French, you need listening practice. Lots of listening practice. You need to train your ears to listen to actual authentic French as it is spoken nowadays. You need to be very well-versed with French pronunciation and intonation. You can achieve that by listening to French dialogues.
French Conversations contains more than 100 practical French dialogues between two speakers—a male and female native French speaker. You can follow the dialogues while listening to the audio then you can challenge yourself later on by simply listening to the audio without reading the dialogue.
The conversations are about realistic daily interactions and day-to-day events that you could use to model your conversations. You can find themes such as asking for a favor, having drinks in a bar, introducing someone, buying a train ticket, going to the airport, talking about art, transacting at the bank, going on a first date, job interview, and so much more other useful scenarios.
More than just listening practice, through constant listening and repeating the French conversations, you will also be able to follow the correct pronunciation and enhance your speaking skills towards a level that will make you confident enough to practice with a conversation partner.
Expand your Vocabulary
One of the ways you could improve your conversational skills in French is by expanding your vocabulary. Here in this course, you’ll find thousands of French words and phrases that you can readily use in your day-to-day conversations. Since the dialogues are sorted by theme, you will be able to learn the vocabulary by topic, plus, with the audio accompaniment, you can compare how the words appear versus how it sounds.
The dialogues are also written in parallel text format with its English translation, so on your first reading of the conversation, you will be able to understand it immediately. Once you are feeling more confident of your listening skills, you can challenge yourself by listening to the conversations without the text in front of you.
Survive–and Thrive!–in a French-Speaking Area
If you are currently living (or planning to move) in a French-speaking country, this course can also be a great help to you. Spanning a wide range of day-to-day topics and scenarios, you can practice the conversations at home before you go out to interact with the locals.
Become a Good Conversationalist in French
To become a fluent French conversationalist, not only should you arm yourself with a wide vocabulary and correct grammar, you also need to be able to hold interesting discussions about a variety of topics. This course will expose you to different flows of dialogue that you can use as a model in your real-life conversations–with topics ranging from art, movie recommendations, fashion, cooking, TV programs, football, and even what to say on your first date.
More Features and Exercises Coming Soon!
This course will be updated with more coming features including vocabulary lists and different kinds of exercises. So watch out for the big update coming in the near future.
With practice and persistence, you too can be an amazing conversationalist in French. This course and its audio accompaniment will make sure you will be able to reach that goal.
Best of luck to you. Bonne chance !