I plan to try to learn both eventually, it's just a matter of order. [more inside]
I'm learning French, and am looking to increase my exposure to spoken French. Among other things, I've been listening to the Coffee Break French series of podcasts, which has been very helpful, but I'd like to add in some podcasts that aren't specifically about learning French -- podcasts that are by native French speakers and made for a French-speaking audience, but which ideally are fairly accessible or at least roughly comprehensible with some effort to someone who has only a patchy knowledge of the language. French news podcasts might be valuable to me, for instance. Bonus features: podcasts that are also broadcast in English, podcasts that are about scientific topics, and podcasts that are about or are produced in francophone Africa. Recommendations?
I need movie, video, podcast, etc. recommendations in French. [more inside]
If you have the chance to study full-time in a non-native situation, how long does it take to become fluent in a language? [more inside]
What are interesting/funny twitter feeds in French or Spanish? [more inside]
Where can I stay in France this summer? [more inside]
Can anyone help me get a copy of DragonDictate in German or French, or point me towards a discrete speech voice recognition program in either language that's currently on the market? [more inside]