French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
“David Moyes viré !”
Today's headline from L'Équipe tells the whole story…
Anyone interested in football will easily figure out the meaning of the headline above.… Read More
“Il me reste une chambre en suite…”
“I have one en-suite room left…”
A listener asked about the expression above, from Lesson 48, “I’d like to book a room, please…”… Read More
“Es-tu allé au cinéma ces derniers temps?”
“Have you been to the cinema recently?”
In our next lesson, we'll be discussing a film. In our conversation, Sabine talks about Dallas Buyers' Club, a film she saw just last night. Bertrand, hasn't yet seen the film, but is eager to discover what it's about.… Read More
“Nelson Mandela: comment se fait-il que l'on parle autant de lui?”
“Nelson Mandela: how is it that people speak so much of him?”
If ever the term 'great statesman' were relevant, it could surely be attributed to Nelson Mandela. In our conversation this time, Bertrand puts some questions to Béatrix to discover why, exactly, Mandela became such an icon.… Read More
“As-tu entendu parler des ouvriers migrants au Qatar?”
“Have you heard about the migrant workers in Qatar?”
Our lesson this time focuses on working conditions as Qatar develops its infrastructure for the football World Cup in 2022.… Read More
Lesson no: 186, Level: Intermediate
It’s holiday season, a time of year when we might discuss a film or TV series we’ve seen. That’s the subject of our conversation this time. First, let’s talk about a French production called ‘Spiral’.
Lesson no: 185, Level: Intermediate
The coral reefs of the world’s oceans are in mortal danger but, as is often the case with environmental concerns, few people seem to appreciate that the dangers are imminent. That is the focus of our lesson this time.
Lesson no: 184, Level: Intermediate
Digital tablets in the classroom were recently described as a 60 billion dollar hoax. Despite these strong words, it seems we’re on an inexorable drive to place a screen in front of every child in the classroom. But to whose benefit? That’s the subject of our conversation in this lesson.
Lesson no: 183, Level: Intermediate
This lesson is inspired by our having heard about Norway in Michael Moore’s latest satirical documentary. Now, no country is perfect but Norway certainly seems to have a lot going for it. Let’s start with a conversation.
Lesson no: 182, Level: Advanced
The title of this Advanced lesson may be controversial. After all, it is a fact that tens of thousands of people – some of whom have been lifted out of abject poverty – work in call centres around the world. However, questions one might ask are: what kind of work do call centre workers actually do? What kind of career prospects can workers realistically expect from such work? Béatrix talks of her friend’s experience in one such call centre. Let’s listen.