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Oct

25

2016

Les tablettes tactiles en classe : un ‘canular’ très coûteux?

Tablets in the classroom: a costly ‘hoax’?

Tablets in the classroom were recently described as ‘a 60 billion dollar hoax’.… Read More

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Oct

06

2016

La Norvège : ‘un pays de cocagne’

Norway: ‘a land of plenty’

This lesson is inspired by our having heard about Norway in Michael Moore’s latest satirical documentary. Now, no country is perfect but Norway certainly seems to have a lot going for it. Let’s start with a conversation.… Read More

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Jul

29

2016

Les centres d’appel: ‘les ateliers de misère du 21e siècle’?

Call centres: ‘the sweatshops of the 21st century’?

The title of this Advanced lesson may be controversial. After all, it is a fact that tens of thousands of people – some of whom have been lifted out of abject poverty – work in call centres around the world.… Read More

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Jul

21

2016

‘Tu’ ou ‘vous’ ?

‘Tu’ or ‘vous’ ?

A listener asked about ‘tu’ and ‘vous’. In English, we simply use the pronoun ‘you’ but, in French, things are more complicated.… Read More

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Jun

24

2016

“T’as l’air stressé aujourd’hui… On dirait que tu as les boules!…”

“You look stressed today… It seems you’re very angry!”

A listener asked said he had recently been in France and had heard a few slang words used frequently. In this lesson, our dialogue makes use of a variety of slang words, some of which are very common.… Read More

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Lesson no: 194, Level: Intermediate

France: la réforme de l’accès à l’université

Traditionally, French high school graduates have been guaranteed public university places, regardless of the grades achieved in their baccalauréat. This, however, has resulted in very high drop-out rates. It is hoped that, from 2018, proposed reforms will result in a more efficient means of access to university.

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Lesson no: 193, Level: Intermediate

Que penses-tu du Brexit?

Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union was widely controversial and continues to be so. Brexit – from a French perspective – is at the centre of our conversation this time.

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Lesson no: 192, Level: Intermediate

Le transfert de Neymar: comment expliquer une telle outrance?

The transfer of Brazilian footballer, Neymar, smashed all records in terms of the colossal sums of money involved. Are such sporting investments really justified? Let’s talk about that.

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Lesson no: 191, Level: Intermediate

Je vais m’offrir un téléphone basique

Our lesson this time was inspired by a recent article entitled “Has the smartphone destroyed a generation?” A provocative title indeed, but one that got us thinking. C’est parti!

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Lesson no: 190, Level: Advanced

Le phénomène Macron ... en marche!

Our lesson this time - for Advanced learners – focuses on the stunning rise to the French presidency of the youthful Emmanuel Macron at just 39 years of age. How, exactly, did he manage to pull off such a victory? Let’s discuss.

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