More systematically about L-R here.
- a bilingual text in L1 and L2
- an audio recording in L2
Examples of sources to use:
- the material which comes with the Assimil courses
- audiobooks plus the corresponding books in L1 and L2
Try to find something long and interesting.
The material can be used in a number of ways:
- listening (for getting used to the spoken language)
- listening while reading L1 (for learning the meaning of the spoken words)
- listening while reading L2 (for learning to associate the spoken and written text)
- listening while reading L2 and mimicking the speaker (for learning to pronounce the language, see Shadowing)
- Listen to about 80-120 hours of audio. This is best done by having 20-40 hours of new material, and listening to each part of it three times. Switch texts if you can understand 50-70% easily.
- It is best to do Listening-Reading with progressively more difficult material. The ideal would be to start with an interlinear translation of a children's story.