French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
“As-tu vu Dallas Buyers' Club?”
“Have you seen Dallas Buyers' Club?”
Our lesson this time centres around a film called “Dallas Buyers’ Club”, the story of a Texan cowboy who contracted AIDS at a time when most people had not yet heard of the disease.… Read More
“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
Lesson no: 197, Level: Intermediate
Our lesson this time goes back to a joke made by chat-show host Trevor Noah last summer, following the World cup. The only thing is, some people didn’t find his joke funny at all, not least the French ambassador in Washington. So what was it all about, again? Let’s start, as usual, with a conversation to put things in context.
Lesson no: 196, Level: Intermediate
Our conversation this time focuses on President Macron's plan to reintroduce national service in France. Some people are wondering if he is the right man to decide on such matters, given that he himself is the first French president not to have done military service.
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.