I wasn't quite sure where to put this, but I thought it would probably get the most responses in here. Basically, I've been re-learning French for about a year and a half. I have good reading fluency and a solid working knowledge of all eighteen tenses and grammar. I can write pretty fluently and can express myself, if rather crudely sometimes, and make myself understood with no problem at all. HOWEVER, despite all this, I really struggle to understand spoken French. And boy, I mean struggle! I think I've finally worked out the problem: when I read I think I'm basically translating into English in my head as I go along, and when it comes to listening to spoken language, this is obviously impossible to do - hence, I can only understand French films when there are sub-titles in French! I just wondered if any other language learners have had similar problems and how you overcame them? I just find it incredibly frustrating. I sometimes try to listen to French radio or watch French TV, but just end up getting annoyed when I can hardly understand a word when I know that if I was reading the same words there'd be no problem!