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Audio Lingua

http://www.audio-lingua.eu

This is rather good! This site offers a large archive of short audio clips, mainly of intermediate level, recorded by native speakers. Clips are in six different languages, with lots in French. The ones I have listened to would suit higher GCSE or even A-level and could be recommended for home use, for example in the run-up to exams for listening practice. Alternatively they could be used from the from of the class or in a computer suite. You could ask studenst to take notes in French or English, or design easy comprehension tasks (e.g. questions in English or French). The audio quality is a little variable, but usually very good. You can dowload clips or just play them from the site, which is what I would do.

Clips carry star ratings and you can select them by difficulty level.

This what they say:


Audio-Lingua, qu’est-ce ? Une base de données collaborative de fichiers audio authentiques, enregistrés par des locuteurs natifs, libres de droits pour une utilisation pédagogique ou personnelle.
Des fichiers audio ? Courts, d’une durée maximum de deux minutes, sur différents sujets…
Collaboratif ? Cela signifie que toute personne intéressée peut contribuer à faire vivre ce site en proposant des fichiers d’enregistrement personnels via le formulaire.
Authentique ? Parce que seules les interventions de locuteurs natifs (anglais, allemand, espagnol, français, italien, portugais, russe) sont retenues ! Tous les accents sont bienvenus.
Objectif ? Faciliter l’entraînement à la compréhension auditive de tous ceux qui ont envie d’améliorer leurs performances.

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  1. Thank you for talking about us. Maybe you could submit some recordings in English from your students or yourself?
    Nice greetings from Versailles in France
    Katrin Goldmann from Audio-Lingua

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