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Jun

17

2016

La Loi travail: une réforme controversée

The employment law: a controversial reform

This time, our lesson centres on the social tensions in France, arising from the proposed introduction of new employment laws.… Read More

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Jun

10

2016

Mohammed Ali: une personnalité exceptionnelle

Mohammed Ali: a remarkable personality

He was the world’s most famous boxer. But, to many, he represented much more than a particular sport.… Read More

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Jun

03

2016

“Que penses-tu d'AirBnB? Est-ce sérieux?”

“What do you think of AirBnB? Is it [a] serious [service]?”

AirBnB has rocked the hospitality industry. For holiday-makers it has proved a boon but hoteliers are up in arms. … Read More

Apr

10

2016

“Où est-ce que l’on récupère les bagages?…”

“Where do they collect the luggage?…”

A listener asked us about a sentence from Lesson #4…… Read More

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Dec

19

2015

“Sur le chemin de l’école”, un documentaire émouvant

“On the path to school”, a moving documentary

What exactly does the word ‘education’ mean to you?… Read More

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Recent Lessons

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Lesson no: 194, Level: Intermediate

France: la réforme de l’accès à l’université

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.

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Lesson no: 193, Level: Intermediate

Que penses-tu du Brexit?

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.

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Lesson no: 192, Level: Intermediate

Le transfert de Neymar: comment expliquer une telle outrance?

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.

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Lesson no: 191, Level: Intermediate

Je vais m’offrir un téléphone basique

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!

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Lesson no: 190, Level: Advanced

Le phénomène Macron ... en marche!

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.

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