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June 29, 2011
Hi everybody !
In France, the main TV channels offer to watch some TV program again on the Internet: we call it "replay" (we use the English word). For us, French people, it's very convenient if there are many programs that we'd like to watch at the same time. But I think it could also be a great way to learn a language : first, because all the shows are in French, and also because it's a way to immerse yourself in the French culture. So here are some interesting links (I ranked them from the most popular channel to the least popular) :
So I'd like to know if this exists in other countries, in your country, and if it does, could you post some links here ? Hopefully you can watch all those programs abroad …
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June 1, 2009
My favourite for French by far is http://www.france24.com/ (news only)
Great list! :)
But I'll change this topic title to French – it's best to give language specific resources! People should definitely start separate threads for any resources they have for other languages!
July 8, 2011
Wow this is awesome. Thanks man! I'm going to try watching these out :)
i'm not sure but i think you can't watch those channels outside of france 'cause of the copyright and advertising stuff
Well, there's a huge selection and what not, so try them and then see which one's work and what not. You never know…
July 9, 2011
July 9, 2011
July 1, 2011
I will add some resources:
http://www.bfmtv.com/rub/live/14/home/live/ – French news channel, 24h, live
http://www.radio-canada.ca/rdi/ – Canadian news channel, 24h, live, Canadian French
http://fr.euronews.net/infos/en-direct/ – French news channel, 24h, live
http://www.arte.fr -> videos -> Arte + 7 – you can watch programmes online for free
And some radio stations:
http://www.france-info.com – 24h, live
http://www.chantefrance.com – only French music, listen for entertainment
http://www.nrj.fr – beware, French, music station, but very international
When I was in the UK, I could watch Le petit journal on canal+ website (couldn't watch le 20h sur France 2 though).
Other popular shows in France: les guignols (on canal +, I used to watch it with my parents when I was younger but not so much now), Kamelot (on m6, my friends are crazy about that)…
June 29, 2011
July 9, 2011
It's not exactly the free or even the cheapest option but amazon.fr frequently has sales on DVDs. Back in January/February they were having a buy 3 get 3 free sale on selected TV series. I looked up DVDs that were supposed to have closed captioning. I got Chuck seasons 1-2 dubbed in French and the French subtitles are almost exactly the same as what you hear (with some variation such as dropping a word here or there or sometimes translating a word differently). How I Met Your Mother seasons 1-3 had subtitles that were completely different but season 4 was the same. Oh well. I think it was helpful, though. There are French series of course but there weren't really any good ones that were part of that sale. Plus dubbed shows are a bit easier to understand for learners than original stuff, especially with comedy.
A good site for studying intensively is http://www.sonsenfrancais.org/ . It takes extracts from TV and film, posts transcripts of them and grades them for difficulty. There's also an intermediate version: http://www.listentofrench.org/
Those all paid site can you give us some free sites to watch Tv Shows online.
January 1, 2013
http://motionempire.me/ is also good site to watch tv shows online. You guys can also upload links of tv shows and can get points by uploading links and can win exciting prices.
July 18, 2013
August 20, 2013
http://vidics4.com/ is also a good site to watch tv shows online. I am sure you will like this site.
June 25, 2011
There's an old thread here with a bunch of sites, I'm going to have a play around later to see which ones you can enable sous-titres on.
I bought a season of Engrenages, a French cop show (its on Netflix w English subtitles) from Amazon.fr to get the version they sell in France with French subtitles, not English. Note though that the subtitles are not always word for word exactly what they are saying, for space/time constraints. But hearing and picking up the differences is a learning exercise too I guess.
Cyrano de Bergerac youtube.com/watch?v=-poxxofku98
Here are a bunch of an embarrassing looking French teen show but they do have French subtitles
7jours YouTube page has news/panel shows with subtitles
I did a google search for "videos avec sous-titres" with turned up a lot of possible options I don't have time to check out yet myself. A lot of them with be English or whatever with French subtitles but should be French/French too.
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