Free interviews for this month. (Scroll to bottom for ‘how-to-use-this-page’ suggestions.) Member’s version of this page.

Spanish

Memories of growing up among Italian immigrants in Argentina


Follow along in the transcript/translation

French

Autisme 75.


Follow along in the transcript/translation

Igbo

A seamstress talks about her work


Translation coming soon. I’ll announce it in the newsletter. If enough people tell me they are anxiously awaiting this one, I’ll put it in front of other projects. You can email me to let me know: david.tolman at fluentfrench.com

German

Two Germans talk about living in Japan


Translation coming soon. I’ll announce it in the newsletter. If enough people tell me they are anxiously awaiting this one, I’ll put it in front of other projects. You can email me to let me know: david.tolman at fluentfrench.com

How to use this page:
I call this the “cooking/stationary bike page.” I wanted, for myself, a single page that I could get to quickly and listen, listen, listen, while I am doing something else. So, if I am cooking, I can listen to a recording and have the transcript/translation handy. If I am riding my stationary bike, same thing: just come to the home page and click play.

Now… most of you beginners will make the mistake of listening from start to finish. Instead, you want loop the first 15 to 20 seconds. Listen over and over to the first 15 or 20 seconds until you can catch 80% of the words. Then move the right-hand toggle out so that you have a loop that covers the first 40 seconds. Again, listen until you can catch 80% of the words… Gradually widen your loop. After an hour, you should have a loop that is 1 or 2 minutes long. So, a 10-minute recording is going to take 2 to 4 weeks to learn. To understand the learning process, sign up for the email newsletter: you’ll get the ‘how to listen course’ as part of the deal.

Here is a video about using the loop tool: