French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
"J'ai vu an excellent film il y a quelques jours…"
"I saw an excellent film a few days ago…"
"Still Alice", the story of a university professor afflicted with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, won an Oscar for Julianne Moore in the starring role. This film is the focus of our attention in this Advanced lesson, entirely in French. If you've been making progress with our Intermediate lessons, this lesson is for you.… Read More
"Les attentats de Paris soulèvent une foule de questions..."
"The attacks in Paris raise many questions..."
The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters raise many questions. How far does freedom of speech go? Can we simply say whatever we like, whenever we wish? Let's hear a conversation, to start...… Read More
"Faire du ski?... Allons-y, en piste!" (part II)
"Skiing?... Let's go... onto the slopes!" (part II)
This second part of two-part intermediate lesson focuses on other skiing activities including 'snowboarding' and, of course, the very important social aspect of a skiing trip. Let's listen.… Read More
"Faire du ski?... Allons-y, en piste!" (part I)
"Skiing?... Let's go... onto the slopes!"
One of our listeners asked for a lesson that would include skiing-related vocabulary. In this two-part intermediate lesson, Bertrand plays the role of an experienced skiier while I'm a beginner. I'll soon be joining my friend, Damien for a week in the Alps.… Read More
“Il vendent des recharges…”
“They sell (phone) top-ups…”
This morning, a listener sent us the following question about the test at the end of lesson 36:…… 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.