French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
“Il me faudrait un billet pour…”
“I would need a ticket for…”
A listener asked the following question regarding an expression used in lesson 18:…… Read More
“Bonjour, pouvons-nous nous installer à une table, s'il vous plaît?”
“May we sit at a table, please?”
A recent trip to France highlighted for us just how tricky some 'tourist' vocabulary can be.… Read More
“J'espère que tu travailles bien en classe…”
“I hope that you are working well in class…”
This morning we received an email from a listener regarding the verb espérer. The question was a simple one, but the answer is not so straightforward…… Read More
"As-tu suivi les événements récents en Ukraine?"
"Have you been following recent events in Ukraine?"
We had only just finished preparing this lesson on the fragile situation in Ukraine when news broke of the shooting down of a civilian airliner en route to Kuala Lumpur.… Read More
The word plus: how to pronounce it…
Sometimes pluss, sometimes pluzz, sometimes plu…
A listener sent us the following question this morning:… Read More
Lesson no: 172, Level: Advanced
"Still Alice", the story of a university professor afflicted with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, won an Oscar for Julianne Moore in the starring role. This film is the focus of our attention in this Advanced lesson, entirely in French. If you've been making progress with our Intermediate lessons, this lesson is for you.
Lesson no: 171, Level: Intermediate
The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris raise many questions. How far does freedom of speech go? Can we simply say whatever we like, whenever we wish? Let's hear a conversation, to start...
Lesson no: 170, Level: Intermediate
This second part of our two-part lesson focuses on other skiing activities including 'snowboarding' and, of course, the very important social aspect of a skiing trip. Let's listen.
Lesson no: 169, Level: Intermediate
One of our listeners asked for a lesson that would include skiing-related vocabulary. In this two-part lesson, Bertrand plays the role of an experienced skiier while I'm a beginner. I'll soon be joining my friend, Damien for a week in the Alps. Let's listen...
Lesson no: 168, Level: Intermediate
In this lesson, we take a look at some essential tourist vocabulary that just about everybody needs on a holiday to France. Our conversation is a typical one where a family arrives on the terrasse of a café. It’s very warm and everybody is thirsty. Let’s see how the conversation unfolds with the waitress…