Wandering French follows the travels of Hélène, a Québécois French teacher of over 20 years. Her goal is to provide interesting material that can help French learners improve their listening comprehension. Hélène makes sure that the videos are not difficult to understand, but will still provide educational and authentic content for intermediate learners. As she travels a lot, many of her videos introduce topics specific to different countries or cities, such as the boulevard Saint-Laurent in Montreal, ice cream in Syria, or taxi boats in Bangkok.
The main episodes include a video, a transcript, a translation of each section of the video, a slow version of the transcript, and a quiz to test your comprehension. There are sometimes videos below the quiz with optional subtitles and insights into vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar (these are called the Capsules Linguistiques). Hélène also offers online classes through Skype or Google Hangouts.
For anyone who wants to learn more about the Québécois accent, or who wants to improve their listening comprehension, Hélène will help you do both and take you around the world at the same time.
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