If you don't live in a French-speaking country, it can be difficult to find ways to listen to real French conversations and reports. But there are various tools - including many free ones - available for French listening practice, including online exercises, podcasts, and radio:
Progress with Lawless French dictées - Listen to snippets of French and transcribe what you hear in these self-corrected exercises
Progress with Lawless French articles - The vast majority of our Bilingual Reader articles include audio or video
Audio books - Free French audio books
French Music - Why and how to learn French with music
French Radio - Listening to the news and talk shows provides exposure to French as it's really (and quickly!) spoken.
French TV - Good channels and great shows
Native French Speech - Podcasts about everyday life, current events, culture, and tourism
News in Slow French - Weekly French news reports specially recorded for French learners
One Thing in a French Day - Thrice-weekly sound files about a French woman and her family
Podcast Radio France - Free app for listening to Radio France podcasts
Podcasts d'Europe 1 - French culture, economics, news, humor, and politics
Radio Canada Baladodiffusion - Canadian culture, politics, society, health, and science
Radio France Culture Podcasts - Programs ranging from fiction to cities of the world
Even if you're a beginner, it can be helpful to listen to French to help train your ear.
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