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Dec

05

2012

“Cela me fait penser à…”

“That makes me think of…”

What expressions can we use when we want to add our voice to a discussion? It's a question which was put to us in recent days.… Read More

Dec

03

2012

“Lagos, la mégalopole du Nigeria entame sa mue

“Lagos, the megalopolis of Nigeria is starting to moult

A feature from La Croix this morning contains an interesting headline relating to the transformation which is taking place in Lagos.… Read More

Nov

16

2012

“Elle s'est vu interdire de quitter la France.”

“She was prohibited from leaving France.”

We received an email this morning with a question about the expression se voir [+ verb]. We have met the verb voir (= to see) many times, but what about the reflexive use of this verb, se voir?… Read More

Nov

06

2012

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

Nov

02

2012

“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

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Recent Lessons

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Lesson no: 194, Level: Intermediate

France: la réforme de l’accès à l’université

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.

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Lesson no: 193, Level: Intermediate

Que penses-tu du Brexit?

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.

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Lesson no: 192, Level: Intermediate

Le transfert de Neymar: comment expliquer une telle outrance?

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.

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Lesson no: 191, Level: Intermediate

Je vais m’offrir un téléphone basique

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!

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Lesson no: 190, Level: Advanced

Le phénomène Macron ... en marche!

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.

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