French immersion is tricky when you live in a place where you must communicate en anglais. I began by listening to a free podcast called, “Coffee Break French” whenever I was alone in the car or taking a walk and moved through over sixty episodes, I think. Recently I began listening to some podcasts produced by Michel Thomas that I purchased on iTunes.
The goal is to incrementally increase the time that you hear spoken French. Use media to your advantage: TuneIn Radio is a great resource for French-language programming. Or try the French television series, “Call My Agent” on Netflix. It’s a fun show – now in it’s third season – about a top talent agency in Paris that works 24/7 for its celebrity clients.