French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
"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
"Les Argentins consomment à tout va"
From an article on rfi.fr
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
Lesson no: 189, Level: Intermediate
A listener wondered if we could do a lesson on the basis of a traffic accident. So that’s what we’ve done : we’ve simulated a discussion on the basis of a minor accident that did actually occur recently at our end. Let’s start with a conversation: then we’ll look closely at the vocabulary.
Lesson no: 188, Level: Intermediate
The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Accord on climate change caused consternation worldwide, not least as almost all countries signed up to its terms in 2016. Let’s talk about the decision of the U.S. administration to withdraw. We’ll discover how to make use of a whole range of interesting vocabulary. C’est parti!
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.