French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
Seeing, socialising, frequenting, attending, visiting, going to…
A verb to remember is fréquenter
This morning, a listener asked us about the verb fréquenter in the following expression:… Read More
«Il m'a emmené faire une petite promenade en vélo… »
«He brought me on a little cycling trip…»
A listener asked about this sentence, from our lesson 65 ("I'm so stiff today!…")… Read More
« Moi, je n'aime pas du tout regarder des joueurs courir derrière un ballon ! »
«I don't like watching players run (around) after a ball!»
A listener sent us a question about the expression above, from one of our earlier lessons. Specifically, his question was:… Read More
on - a very common pronoun
The pronoun on is used in a wide variety of contexts.
A listener emailed us in the last few days about the pronoun on. Its use is extremely common in French, especially in the spoken language.… Read More
ne - it isn't always 'negative'
It is often easier to think of ne as part of a combination
A listener emailed us this morning with the following message:… Read More
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.
Lesson no: 181, Level: Intermediate
A listener asked about ‘tu’ and ‘vous’. In English, we simply use the pronoun ‘you’ but, in French, things are more complicated. In this conversation, we talk about when to use ‘tu’ and ‘vous’… and how to ‘make the switch’ between the two when our relationships have evolved over time. Let’s listen.
Lesson no: 180, Level: Intermediate
A listener asked said he had recently been in France and had heard a few slang words used frequently. In this lesson, our dialogue makes use of a variety of slang words, some of which are very common. Let’s listen…
Lesson no: 179, Level: Advanced
This time, our lesson centres on the social tensions in France, arising from the proposed introduction of the new employment law. The main protagonists are, on the one hand, the CGT - a very powerful union - and, on the other, the government which insists that there is no alternative to the new measures it is proposing.
Lesson no: 178, Level: Intermediate
He was the world’s most famous boxer. But, to many, he represented much more than a particular sport. In this lesson, let’s talk about Mohammed Ali.