So which TV show is the best for improving your French?
There were a lot of different suggestions but the overall winner was watching the news or news programmes… with French subtitles if possible.
Why did our readers think the news was such a good way to learn French?
Reader Roy Beard recommended BFM TV for its 24 hours of news and the fact that “most newscasters talk clearly and slowly.”
Another reader said the reason why it was so effective is that you are “usually familiar with whats going on, which makes it easier to understand what is being said”.
I watch TV5Monde. Record a programme, give it a go, then rewatch with the English subtitles. The cookery & gameshows are my faves.
— Clare Jevon (@clarejevon) October 10, 2018
Meanwhile some of the more advanced among you might want to give Tom Killiam's tip a go – the well-known hit police show Spiral (Engrenages in French).
“You'll know you've progressed to master level when you can follow the super-fast Parisian blather in the top cop show Spiral!” he wrote.
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