French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
‘… Suivez-vous l'affaire Snowden?’
‘… Are you following the Snowden affair?’
The affair which surrounds former National Security Agency contractor, Edward Snowden, is still in the news.… Read More
Parler du présent
Speaking of the present
This morning, a listener asked about the present tense in French. In English, we frequently use two forms of the present but in French, one present tense is usually all that we need.… Read More
“Que penses-tu de la loterie?…”
“What do you think of the lottery?…”
Florida was home to a recent winner of the Powerball jackpot of around 400 million dollars. As always, there was a media frenzy.… Read More
‘… ces tout derniers jours’
‘… these last few days’
One of our subscribers asked us about the expression above which appeared in Lesson 157 (‘Dites-moi ce qui ne vas pas’). Our subscriber’s question was: ‘Why is it tout and not tous?’… Read More
‘S'il vous plaît, y a-t-il un distributeur par ici?’
‘Excuse me, is there an ATM around here?’
In English, we call them 'ATMs', or simply 'cash machines'.… 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.