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: 194, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 193, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 192, Level: Intermediate
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.
Lesson no: 191, Level: Intermediate
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!
Lesson no: 190, Level: Advanced
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.