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I'm a bit of a languages fanatic and teach myself a few as well as doing a few in school. I've noticed my French accent and listening skills have improved a fair bit after starting to listen to French music so I'd like to continue that.
The languages I'm interested in finding more TV shows/bands/movies/youtubers in are French, Russian, Japanese and Norwegian so I'd appreciate any recs in those languages!
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Hello!! That's awesome - are you considering doing languages at university?

I can help you out a bit with French!

French music:
Stromae is great to start with. It's nothing like you hear on the radio today but the music is great. Louane is also a great french singer. I sometimes just listen to the disney music in French on youtube - it helps if you know the lyrics in English already as that can help with the learning of vocab.
Some of Gary Fico's music is worth a listen to as well.

French movies:
Les intouchables: One of my favourite french movies ever - Omar Sy and Francois Cluzet. Focusing on disability, and integration from two completely different walks of life - Simply amazing.
Samba: Again, Omar Sy - Brilliant and easy enough to understand film about racism and immigration. Great for A level syllabus work too.
La famille Belier: Brilliant film about a family who are deaf, where their daughter can speak and discovers she is a great singer. Focuses a lot on family and following the life of this teenager. I've only given a brief intro but it's definitely well worth a watch - the teenage actress is Louane (who I mentioned earlier in music).
La Haine: (I'll be surprised if you haven't watched this for A level French yet). It centres around police violence and les banlieuses (there is much more to it than that though).
L'armee du Crime: Quite a hard hitting film, but great fi you want to learn some more about modern French history.

Hope this helps? I might update it if I think of anything else suitable
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Narcos has a lot of important dialogue in English subtitles and Colombian Spanish. Sons of Anarchy has American accents so thick they're basically a new language.
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(Original post by Simbess)
Hello!! That's awesome - are you considering doing languages at university?

I can help you out a bit with French!

French music:
Stromae is great to start with. It's nothing like you hear on the radio today but the music is great. Louane is also a great french singer. I sometimes just listen to the disney music in French on youtube - it helps if you know the lyrics in English already as that can help with the learning of vocab.
Some of Gary Fico's music is worth a listen to as well.

French movies:
Les intouchables: One of my favourite french movies ever - Omar Sy and Francois Cluzet. Focusing on disability, and integration from two completely different walks of life - Simply amazing.
Samba: Again, Omar Sy - Brilliant and easy enough to understand film about racism and immigration. Great for A level syllabus work too.
La famille Belier: Brilliant film about a family who are deaf, where their daughter can speak and discovers she is a great singer. Focuses a lot on family and following the life of this teenager. I've only given a brief intro but it's definitely well worth a watch - the teenage actress is Louane (who I mentioned earlier in music).
La Haine: (I'll be surprised if you haven't watched this for A level French yet). It centres around police violence and les banlieuses (there is much more to it than that though).
L'armee du Crime: Quite a hard hitting film, but great fi you want to learn some more about modern French history.

Hope this helps? I might update it if I think of anything else suitable
Thank you so much!! And yep I'm definitely considering languages for uni if I can find a decent course
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Engrenages ( = Spirals in UK ) is a brilliant cop show.
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Skam for Norwegian
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Skam for Norwegian
thank you but I've already seen it all and rewatched it a few times too haha
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Mercredi des réponses is a french YouTube channel I quite like
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Pewdiepie and Smosh for English. :troll:
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(Original post by spacewalkr)
I'm a bit of a languages fanatic and teach myself a few as well as doing a few in school. I've noticed my French accent and listening skills have improved a fair bit after starting to listen to French music so I'd like to continue that.
The languages I'm interested in finding more TV shows/bands/movies/youtubers in are French, Russian, Japanese and Norwegian so I'd appreciate any recs in those languages!
Long-time language learner here, my best advice to you is to watch a lot of the cartoon 'Adventure time' in your target language (mine are Russian and Japanese) and I can't express enough how amazing this show is for language learning.

Firstly, the episodes are only 10 minutes a piece so you don't find yourself starting an episode and then getting bored of having to concentrate.

Secondly, the tone of the show is really great for language learning: Finn and Jake speak to each other in a very laid-back way and include a lot of the more universal slang (e.g. bro, dude, cray-cray) stuff like that

Finally, because the the show is so incredibly popular there are 10 seasons which are super easy to find online for free. (nudge nudge gidonline)


EDIT:
Russian title: Время приключений.
Japanese title:アドベンチャータイム
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