French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
“Personne n'est dupe de tous ces appâts … le marketing, c'est du baratin !”
“Nobody is taken in by all these lures… marketing, it's [all just] hot air!”
An interesting expression came up in some content we were preparing this morning.… Read More
“Sandy : ‘Beaucoup de gens sont partis car il n’y a ni chauffage ni électricité’”
“Sandy : ‘Many people have left because there is neither heating nor electricity’”
After the devastating passage of 'Sandy', resumption of normality is still a way off for many people on the U.S. east coast.… Read More
"Les résultats financiers de Google déçoivent les marchés financiers"
"Google's financial results disappoint the financial markets"
The news headline above related to the fall in Google's share price, following a leak which revealed that the search giant's quarterly profits had fallen by 20 percent.… Read More
"... et Lance Armstrong a déjoué les tests"
"... Lance Armstrong eluded/evaded the tests"
The world of cycling is trying to come to terms with the damning report which found Lance Armstrong guilty of leading a sophisticated doping conspiracy over many years.… Read More
"American Airlines prend du plomb dans l'aile après trois vols désastreux…"
"American Airlines are weakened after three disastrous flights…"
The news headline above is an interesting one, referring to the difficult situation in which AA finds itself following problematic flights, difficult relations with employees, delays, cancellations, etc.… 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.