French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
A Roissy, la police remplace les grévistes pendant que la grève se poursuit
From this morning's Le Monde
Note the use of the expression se poursuivre. In this case, it's a more stylish alternative to continuer.… Read More
"Chafni et Perruaux se rabibochent"
From this morning's Nouvel Observateur
In relation to an incident of alleged racism between a football player from Auxerre, Kamel Chafni, and line judge Johann Perruaux, the pair were keen to say the matter was now closed.… Read More
"Joli cadeau de Noël pour les chantiers navals de Saint-Nazaire"
Adjectives ending in -al
Note the heading of this post. It's the title of an article from Libération this morning.… Read More
'Nous, on n'a pas les moyens de partir en vacances'
It's not an exaggeration to say that the pronoun on is very common in French. It has many meanings, including 'one', 'people', 'you' (in an informal context), etc.… Read More
An expression in the news in recent days
Se durcir veut dire devenir de plus en plus dur. … Read More
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.
Lesson no: 182, Level: Advanced
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.