One of the more popular additions to frenchteacher.net in the last couple of years has been the inclusion of listening exercises in the form of worksheets linking to online videos.They can be done in class, led by the teacher, in a computer room or on tablet or set for homework or preparation for the next lesson following the "flipped" model.
I am always on the look-out for material which is interesting, relevant and pitched at the right level. This is easiest for advanced level, far less so for near beginners. For younger learners courses come with a good range of listening material anyway, so the need for extra resources is less great. My experience at A-level was that listening material was limited, a bit dull and not very authentic sounding or looking.
Publishers are reluctant to invest much in high quality video material since the financial returns do not make it worthwhile, so linking to online sources makes a lot of sense.
My worksheets make use of a range of exercises types, nearly all focused on target language. I tend to go for gap fill, true/false/not mentioned, matching and questions in the TL. I try to find the best exercise for the material being exploited. The exercise types resemble those used by awarding bodies, so represent good exam preparation. Many exercises are preceded by a "pre-listening" oral task to raise initial interest, so the worksheets can form the basis of a really good lesson plan based on authentic material.The content is in most cases more interesting than what examiners can produce. You would have to be your own judge on that!
One last note: online links can go dead, so I do ask teachers to check they work before setting a task. I am also grateful to teachers who let me know when a link is no longer there. I can then remove the worksheet.
At the moment here are the resources I have:
Primary/Year 7 (beginner)
School – from Youtube
My school (easy + reading) – Florence Lyons/Youtube
Daily routine – from Youtube
Peppa pig fait les courses – from Youtube
Buying groceries – from Youtube
Year 9 (low intermediate)