Listening Materials for French: off the peg and home grown

Date: 13 February, 2002
Location: CILT, London
Event type: Resources Information Day

Past Event Summary

This session focused on the use of authentic resources in developing listening materials for French. Two different resources were presented, each presentation including a demonstration of the materials and their use and also looking at the process of working with a publisher to make the material more widely available and the issues arising from this process.

Presentations included:

  • look at the development and use of The Languages Toolkit (authentic listening practice for post A level learners of French based around recordings from France Inter);
  • a look at materials suitable for A level and Higher Education use which exploit authentic recordings of native speakers generated by the author.


  • Nicole Catani, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff;
  • David Padfield, University of Plymouth

The free session organised by CILT in partnership with the Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies was aimed at teachers of French at advanced level particularly in higher education, those responsible for acquiring resources and anyone interested in working with publishers to make their own resources more widely available. There was a tour for anyone wishing to stay after the session to look around the CILT resources library and the HE Resources Collection.