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The first step in learning French is to learn how to pronounce French sounds and simple French words. One of the easiest way to learn French pronunciation is to watch native French speakers and imitate them.
On this page you will find links to online resources that will help you improve your pronunciation in French language. On some sites listed below you will find short audio or video clips of a native speaker pronouncing slowly French sounds and French words containing these sounds. Sometimes these audio and video clips can be downloaded to your computer.
Some of the sites have video lessons with tips and drills for improving your French pronunciation, where a native speaker explains vocal apparatus movements and gives practical advices.
If you want to suggest an online resource for learning French, see the instructions here.
- www.frenchsounds.com – French sounds pronounced and explained by a native speaker. The explanations are sometimes in English, sometimes in French.
- www.forvo.com – learn pronunciation of French words and French phrases online for free. The site contains a big collection of audio clips with French words recorded by native speakers. Sound quality is not always high.
- phonetique.free.fr – Learn French with phonetic exercises
- www.clipclass.net – Video lessons of French pronunciation online. Short video clips explaining how to pronounce some French sounds. Bad quality of video.