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Jan

09

2012

le, la, les

… not just the French words for 'the'!

The words le, la and les are potentially confusing for beginners. Often they mean simply 'the', as in the following:… Read More

Jan

09

2012

The verb vouloir...

... used with se

We're used to using the verb vouloir when expressing wishes, desires and so on. We might ask someone if they'd like a beer in which case we'd have:… Read More

Jan

06

2012

un fantoche

'a puppet' (of the political kind)

In this recent article from france24.com, the North Korean press agency is quoted as follows:… Read More

Jan

03

2012

"François Hollande appuie sur l'accélérateur"

That's according to rfi.fr this morning

Their front page article shows a photograph of the presidential candidate at the wheel of his car, smiling and ready for action on the campaign trail.… Read More

Jan

01

2012

Bonne année à toutes et à tous!

Happy New Year!

We're greatly looking forward to 2012. We've made changes to our site and encourage you, in particular, to contribute to our blog posts which will appear regularly.… Read More

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Lesson no: 186, Level: Intermediate

"Est-ce que tu regardes quelque chose d'intéressant à la télé?"

It’s holiday season, a time of year when we might discuss a film or TV series we’ve seen. That’s the subject of our conversation this time. First, let’s talk about a French production called ‘Spiral’.

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Lesson no: 185, Level: Intermediate

Les récifs coralliens menacés de disparition

The coral reefs of the world’s oceans are in mortal danger but, as is often the case with environmental concerns, few people seem to appreciate that the dangers are imminent. That is the focus of our lesson this time.

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Lesson no: 184, Level: Intermediate

Les tablettes tactiles en classe : un « canular » très coûteux ?

Digital tablets in the classroom were recently described as a 60 billion dollar hoax. Despite these strong words, it seems we’re on an inexorable drive to place a screen in front of every child in the classroom. But to whose benefit? That’s the subject of our conversation in this lesson.

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Lesson no: 183, Level: Intermediate

La Norvège : 'un pays de cocagne'

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.

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Lesson no: 182, Level: Advanced

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

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. However, questions one might ask are: what kind of work do call centre workers actually do? What kind of career prospects can workers realistically expect from such work? Béatrix talks of her friend’s experience in one such call centre. Let’s listen.

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