Searching for fun ways to keep up with French language
August 6, 2011 1:20 AM Subscribe
I'm fairly fluent in French and would like fun ideas for keeping up with the language.
posted by lirael2008 to society & culture (22 answers total) 77 users marked this as a favorite
By "fairly fluent," I mean I can get around fine without a dictionary. I also took a literature course at the University of Nantes and understood about 80-90% of the lecture...on the other hand, went out to dinner with a group of 30 and 40 something French natives and had a much harder time following the conversation--understood more like 30%.
I love the language, but have little opportunity to use it nowadays. I plan on returning to France every 10 years or so to visit and would like to keep somewhat in touch with the language--especially current vocabulary, including slang and idioms.
Are there any fun and/or well-written blogs or TV shows (accessible online only--don't have cable) that you could recommend to keep up with my language skills?
Or do you have any other ideas for light-hearted ways to follow French language and culture? I discovered this YouTube channel by a French student named Julie that talks about makeup, which fits the bill for me: http://www.youtube.com/user/Julielovesmac07.
Other areas of interest: paper crafts, Provence, education, pop culture.
Thanks in advance!