French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
“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
« As-tu reçu le texto que je t’ai envoyé? »
“Did you get the text I sent you?”
A listener emailed us this morning about the verb ‘to get’. In fact, French has no real equivalent. A wide range of verbs is used: it all depends on the context.… Read More
"As-tu entendu parler de ces 'aliments miraculeux'?"
"Have you heard about these 'superfoods'?"
This Advanced lesson (all in French) arises from a recent documentary relating to so-called 'superfoods'.… Read More
“C'est un peu trop, là, quand même!”
“That's a bit much, that, isn't it!”
Several listeners have asked about the expression quand même. In fact, it is extremely common in French and has a wide variety of meanings. A minor change in intonation can sometimes alter its meaning.… Read More
“Il me semble qu’il n’y ait pas beaucoup de réflexion…
“It seems to me that there isn’t much thought…”
This morning, we received a question regarding a sentence in Lesson 159 on the subject of Twitter. Our listener wondered about the use of the subjunctive after the expression “sembler que”. Our listener’s message was this:… Read More
Lesson no: 195, Level: Intermediate
The Trump presidency is nearing the mid-term elections in November. Mr Trump – arguably more than any other American president – has polarised opinions. Let’s talk about the first half of his mandate and what has being going on in recent weeks.
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!