In his podcasts and videos, innerFrench’s founder, Hugo, articulates clearly and speaks at a slightly slower than natural speed to ensure maximum comprehension and learning. He also speaks exclusively in French, including when he introduces new words, so that viewers can have the full immersion experience.
His material addresses a variety of topics that focus on French culture and sometimes dabble in relationships and health. He films high-quality videos for intermediate learners and includes funny interactions, personal insights, and supporting videos and images. The podcasts are about half an hour long, and if you sign up for a free account, you can read the full transcription on his website.
Hugo’s online course, Build a Strong Core, will help you overcome the intermediate plateau with a detailed roadmap of daily lessons. Every lesson of the 30-day series contains a series of activities that highlight specific skills. You will listen to stories, address common grammar mistakes, and learn to differentiate between formal and informal French. Hugo designed the course to bring you closer to the advanced (B2) level, so you will find that it goes more in-depth than the free content.
If you are at a B1/B2 level, you can also check out the Raconte Ton Histoire course, which will train you to tell your own story. There are interviews with French speakers conversing at a natural speed, with quizzes and exercises to help you answer the same questions posed in the interviews.
The current rating is our best estimate. We haven’t had the opportunity yet to more thoroughly evaluate this resource, as we do for our full reviews.