French Election news in English
OK, we are now very definitely in full French election season. We have had the first live, televised debate and the race is officially on. French politics is going to be the main topic of conversation until we finally have a new President in May.
We have heard from a few mamas who are very eager to keep up with all the new and analysis and want to know how to do this in English as their French language skills are still a work in progress. So here it is, our guide to keeping up with the French presidential race via English-language news sources.
The Local is terrific. They have a speedy turnaround of the latest news from France straight into English. Follow them and you will be in-the-know about French politics and French life in general.
France 24 (Anglais) is the English version of the France 24 French news channel. It’s a rolling news channel full of analysis and opinion and will keep you up-to-date. They even provide events like the presidential debates with immediate translation into English. So turn off BBC and CNN and get a fresh, French perspective.
World Radio Paris
This radio station can be listened to online and on DAB+ digital radio and is a great resource for the expat community here in France. World Radio Paris have understood the need for a digest of French politics in this election season and provide it in a weekly bulletin.
The English version of Agence France Presse (AFP) is also a great site to check in and update yourself of the latest developments.
News in Slow French
Now you know you should work on that French, right? We totally understand your need for news in English but why not use this election season to give yourself a kick start with your French language skills? News in Slow French is a great site, with news items delivered in slow, understandable French and a transcript to look at while you listen.
We’ll see you on the other side!