Here are eleven beginner + level French dictations to use with your students. These dictations are not very long. Each dictation is a separate audio file. Answer key and translation provided for each dictation.
TITRE : Mon ami
TEXTE : Mon ami Patrick est fils unique. Patrick est mon meilleur ami. À l'école, je
travaille toujours avec lui. Nous nous aidons beaucoup.
TRADUCTION: My friend Patrick is an only child. Patrick is my best friend. At
school, I always work with him. We help each other a lot.
"Dictation is the transcription of spoken text: one person who is "dictating" speaks and another who is "taking dictation" writes down the words as they are spoken. Among speakers of several languages, dictation is used as a test of language skill, similar to spelling bees in the English-speaking world."