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Alice Ayel Mini-Review: High-Quality French Videos For Beginners

Alice Ayel

Rating 4.5

Freemium, with subscriptions starting at 4.75€/mo


Similar to Dreaming Spanish and Comprehensible Russian, Alice teaches French using comprehensible input. With this method, she speaks at a level just above that of the learner: you do not have to understand every word, but through gestures and images, you can gradually increase your comprehension abilities. Alice’s YouTube channel has hundreds of high-quality videos that tell stories, tour you around different countries, and teach about francophone culture. Alice has also developed a self-paced video course for total beginners to later beginners. It contains transcripts and audio files, with bonus stories for all levels. She does not teach the nitty-gritty details of French grammar — instead, you will learn through listening, similar to the way you learned your first language as a child. Remember that this method is not for everyone, so if you don’t enjoy it, there are other ways to learn a language. Watch some of her YouTube videos to see if this style suits you, and if so, then subscribe to her French learner’s community to gain access to the course. She also sells a series of beginner books that you can enjoy without a subscription. For comprehensible input at the intermediate level, Hélène from Wandering French will teach you about the Quebecois language and culture while touring the world, while Hugo will continue to teach you about French culture in innerFrench

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