David Tolman

David Tolman

Echoing materiels since 2001

Since you could download French mp3s and echo them for free, why do you need us? Answer: to save you time. You cannot echo if you're thumbing through a French-English dictionary trying to decipher your transcript. And you can't even decipher the transcript if you don't have a transcript to decipher. We give you a complete transcript with an especially-adapted translation that explains to you why the original French speaker used the words she or he used. That way, instead of sitting at a desk and doing prep work, you can go to your car, pop the CD in and start working on your "French oral gymnastics."

8-minute recording of me echoing.

I discovered echoing in 1995 and starting producing echoing materials in 2001. This site is where we sell these materials to other adults who have discovered echoing.

Our method is simple: find an interesting recording and learn to "echo" 2 or 3 paragraphs per week.

Browse interview topics in the different issues of Fluent French Audio:
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How'll you know if echoing works? - By trying it out! Get samples by email


un couple toulousain

You'll get sample recordings to try echoing and my tutorial recordings to help you know if you're doing it right. Even if you don't go on to purchase our recordings, you'll have a useful tool (echoing) to help you quickly improve your French. We'll send you a series of emails over the next couple of weeks. There is an unsubscribe button at the bottom of every email and we will never sell or share you email address with anyone. (I hate spam as much as you do!)
You'll be able to try echoing in just a few minutes from now. Your first sample: these two speakers from Toulouse talking about what they call the "Woman acceptation factor" which determines where the money gets spent!

Why sign up? To get links to our samples so you can confirm that...
  • the confusion of not understanding spoken French starts to disappear after only 5 or 8 listens : you can already start to pick out words that you didn't hear the first time.
  • the hassle of having to look up words or ask a French friend or teacher about grammar is non-existant : the transcript and translation explain every word of original French.
  • the subjects aren't boring.
  • this method doesn't require your "free time": instead of sitting down at a desk to "study", this method is about making the sounds, learning the oral gymnastics; and that can be done in your car.
  • the interviews are indeed real interviews and the French you'll be hearing is exactly like what you'll hear in France. These are not made-up dialogues.

    Privacy policy: we will never share or sell your email or other information to anyone. Period. Every email has a one-step "unsubcribe" button.