After 389 days of Duolingo (and counting) and 11 months of Lingvist (I finished the app last Thursday, doing Lingivst Spanish now), I think I’ve become fluent in reading short declarative sentences in French nonfiction.
Hi everyone – long time, no see – it’s so frustrating not to have more time to write (!)
I’m putting this post up on the fly.
We’re spending 6 weeks in France this summer, so, in theory, I’m going to improve my French before then.
Either that, or spend a lot of time tracking down websites, books, software, and apps that would undoubtedly help me improve my French if I stopped looking for resources and started actually using the resources I’ve got.
Anyway, in the interests of saving other people time tracking things down, I’m posting the URLs for Times articles in French and Spanish:
As far as I can tell, all articles have been translated from the original English to Spanish or French (possibly vice versa for some). So you can put the two side-by-side in a table, et voilà: dual-language news.
The Times also has a guía de The New York Times that doesn’t seem to be translated. However, the headlines are so familiar you can probably guess your way through and not be wrong. (“Las polémicas de Trump” anyone?)
What I really need, of course, is dual listening, and I think I’ve got the resources for that. Will post later.