We all know the best way to learn a foreign language is to know some one who speaks that language and pick it up from them. Practice makes perfect and ideally we will get to interact in that language often enough to pick it up. But short of that, we will have to rely on resources that helps give us/our kids some exposure. Here’s some resources that comes in handy for introducing French.
This mp3 album is a mix of English dialog and songs with French, so children gets to listen to what it is like in English then what it is in French. The songs are mostly old favourites like Old MacDonald Had A Farm and Mary Had A Little Lamb that children will find familiar.
This set covers basic conversation for young kids covering phrases like taking a bath, gettiing dress. Voice over is done by a native speaker and many adults learners commented that it is helpful for them to pick up the language too.
Free Resources Online
Many good things in life a free and there are many kind hearted souls who put up resources to help others learn.
BBC Languages :
This site is really targeted at adults who need to learn French terms. Mp3s of frequently used terms are available for listening or for downloads, with the english translation too. http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/quickfix/
One of my favourite resource. Try searching French songs children and you and your kids can enjoy french songs in an entertaining way. We love this version of "Savez-vous planter les choux" about which shows an animated firm of an english speaking lady introducing the name of vegetables in French. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVCYf5-GvEY