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[C1 -C2 DALF Exam]: Boost Your French Skills with these 9 Podcasts (in 30 min max.)

The DALF C1 & C2 is a comprehensive language proficiency exam designed to evaluate your ability to comprehend, speak, read, and write French at an advanced level, approaching that of a native speaker. To excel in this exam, it is crucial to improve your listening comprehension and note-taking skills.

The main difference between you and a native speaker is the number of hours spent listening to the language. So listen, listen, listen !

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Our selection of 9 podcasts offers a convenient listening experience, with episodes lasting less than 30 minutes. These podcasts are specifically designed to help you master the vocabulary and themes required for the exam, providing a great opportunity to enhance your mastery of the French language.

Before we begin, one useful tip: Immerse Yourself in Podcasts and Take Notes, just as you would during a mock exam.

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1. Le Monde Devant Soi


Le Monde Devant Soi is a captivating podcast by Slate that delves into the diverse perspectives of contemporary life.

In less than 30 minutes, this podcast offers stimulating discussions and inspiring stories on various topics including culture, society, technology, and the arts.

These subjects are explored in-depth and presented in an accessible manner. Immerse yourself in thought-provoking conversations and insightful narratives that will broaden your horizons.

Expand your understanding of the world while staying informed and entertained. Enhance your cultural awareness and stay up to date with the latest trends.

Le Monde Devant Soi is your gateway to a world of knowledge and inspiration.

2. Bouffons

“Bouffons » is the Must-Listen Podcast for Food Enthusiasts.

Hosted by passionate culinary experts, each 30-minute episode takes you on a sensory journey through the world of cuisine. Explore the latest trends, creative recipes, and the secrets of renowned chefs.

Dive into the cultural and historical aspects of gastronomy, creating a truly enriching listening experience for food lovers. Don’t miss out on this captivating podcast that will make your mouth water and broaden your culinary horizons.

3. L’Agenda du Loisir Français

Are you eager to learn more about entertainment and leisure activities in France?

This podcast is perfect for you! Each episode provides an overview of cultural events, festivals, shows, and recreational activities that you shouldn’t miss.

You’ll find recommendations and tips to make the most of your outings and discover the latest trends in entertainment in France.

Immerse yourself in a culturally rich and entertaining experience and deepen your knowledge of French culture!

4. L’Heure du Monde

Le Monde

A must-listen for tackling major global events and issues, this podcast will allow you to explore international news, political, economic, and social issues, as well as environmental challenges.

Hosted by seasoned experts, this podcast keeps you informed about the latest developments in the world. Dive into in-depth discussions and broaden your understanding of our globalized society. Stay connected to international news and enrich your library with relevant and current examples for the DALF oral exam.

5. Vivons Heureux Avant La Fin Du Monde

Arte Radio

Engaging and inspiring, this podcast is perfect for delving into the issues of common topics in the DALF, such as personal development, environmental issues, well-being, and the pursuit of happiness.

Each episode is filled with thought-provoking insights and practical advice for living a fulfilling life. Hosted by enthusiastic experts and personalities, this podcast invites you to rethink your worldview and take steps to fully embrace every moment. It’s a surefire way to make an impact during your DALF oral exam!

6. Le Journal Des Sciences

France Culture

Candidates often lack inspiration when it comes to the « scientific » topics in the DALF exam, but this podcast is here to provide valuable assistance.

It immerses the listener in the latest scientific advancements, fascinating discoveries, and technological challenges.

Hosted by experts and researchers, this podcast offers in-depth analyses, inspiring interviews, and clear explanations on a wide range of subjects.

Stay up to date with the latest scientific news and broaden your understanding of the world, so you never run out of examples during the exam.

7. Entre Les Lignes

France Info

Although literary texts are rare in the DALF exam, literature and the world of publishing remain possible themes. « Entre les lignes » explores the backstage of literature, immersing you in the world of authors, books, and stories.

Hosted by literature enthusiasts, this podcast offers enriching interviews, in-depth analyses, and reading recommendations.

Discover the inspirations, writing processes, and reflections of contemporary authors. Dive into the magic of words and explore the stories that lie « Entre les Lignes ».

8. Faites des gosses

Louie Media

A regular theme in the DALF exam, parenthood (and everything related to it, such as family, education, and school) can sometimes leave candidates at a loss, especially if they are not parents themselves.

« Faites des Gosses » is a hilarious podcast that tackles the joys and challenges of parenthood with humor and lightheartedness.

Anecdotes, advice, and discussions about family life are approached here by humorous parents. It’s a must-listen podcast to enrich your examples and analysis for the oral exam!

9. Travail (en cours)

Louie Media

Work is a recurring, if not essential, theme in the DALF exam.

With this fascinating podcast, you will explore the world of work and the challenges related to professional life through in-depth discussions and inspiring interviews.

Among the topics covered are the evolving job market, new work trends, work-life balance, and much more. It’s exactly what you need to work on and enhance your work-related vocabulary!

10. En Eclaireur

Emmanuel Coulon


By incorporating these podcasts into your learning routine, you’ll not only sharpen your listening skills but also develop a deeper appreciation for French language and culture.

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