French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
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
"Dix ans après sa mise en circulation, l'euro suscite toujours la méfiance"
susciter – 'to arouse' (hatred, envy, jealousy, distrust, suspicion, etc)
"Faire silence au seuil de 2012"
How to say 'on the threshold of'
"Joyeux Noël !"
What to say at Christmas
The key expression is Joyeux Noël !. Hot on the heels of Christmas comes New Year, at which time you'll want to say Bonne Année ! to your friends and acquaintances.… Read More
Lesson 58, minor update
la leur - 'their'
In LFBP lesson 58, page 3, in the possessive pronouns grid, the last item in the middle column should be la leur, not les leurs. La leur refers to their [whatever], when referring to a feminine singular noun. For example, we might say:… Read More
Lesson no: 187, Level: Intermediate
In some countries, particularly the U.S., a university education has become so expensive that some wonder if it is even worth going to college at all, any more. Let’s start with a conversation. Then we’ll come back and look more closely at some key vocabulary.
Lesson no: 186, Level: Intermediate
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’.
Lesson no: 185, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 184, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 183, Level: Intermediate
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.