French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
“Il me faudrait un billet pour…”
“I would need a ticket for…”
A listener asked the following question regarding an expression used in lesson 18:…… Read More
“Bonjour, pouvons-nous nous installer à une table, s'il vous plaît?”
“May we sit at a table, please?”
A recent trip to France highlighted for us just how tricky some 'tourist' vocabulary can be.… Read More
“J'espère que tu travailles bien en classe…”
“I hope that you are working well in class…”
This morning we received an email from a listener regarding the verb espérer. The question was a simple one, but the answer is not so straightforward…… Read More
"As-tu suivi les événements récents en Ukraine?"
"Have you been following recent events in Ukraine?"
We had only just finished preparing this lesson on the fragile situation in Ukraine when news broke of the shooting down of a civilian airliner en route to Kuala Lumpur.… Read More
The word plus: how to pronounce it…
Sometimes pluss, sometimes pluzz, sometimes plu…
A listener sent us the following question this morning:… 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.