French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
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
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
'a puppet' (of the political kind)
"François Hollande appuie sur l'accélérateur"
That's according to rfi.fr this morning
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
Lesson no: 201, Level: Intermediate
Our conversation this time is about something which has been central to our lives around the world since the beginning of the year. We are speaking, of course, about the coronavirus pandemic.
Lesson no: 200, Level: Intermediate
The subject of this, our 200th lesson!, is the opioid crisis in the U.S. which has reached quite shocking proportions. How did it come to this? Let’s start with a conversation.
Lesson no: 199, Level: Intermediate
Our conversation this time focuses on people who are referred to as ’les décroissants’. But who exactly are ‘les décroissants’? To find out, let’s start with a conversation.
Lesson no: 198, Level: Intermediate
One of our listeners was taking up a position as a teacher in a pre-school in France and asked if we would put together some expressions and vocabulary that might be used in a dialogue between the teacher and a parent. Let’s consider one such conversation.
Lesson no: 197, Level: Intermediate
Our lesson this time goes back to a joke made by chat-show host Trevor Noah last summer, following the World cup. The only thing is, some people didn’t find his joke funny at all, not least the French ambassador in Washington. So what was it all about, again? Let’s start, as usual, with a conversation to put things in context.