French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
"Les ouvriers ont repeint la façade…"
"The workers painted the facade…"
To use new French words and expressions effectively, we need to be able to recognise and distinguish between direct and indirect objects.… Read More
"Les filles sont arrivées…", "Les desserts sont servis", "Le jeu est décidé"…
"The girls have arrived", "The desserts are served", "The game is decided"…
Our site visitors often ask us questions about verbs. You will know, if you are following our lessons, that we place a lot of emphasis on verbs and how they behave.… Read More
Il y a de quoi en perdre la boule !
It's enough to drive you crazy!
There is an episode in The Bourne Legacy, released recently in cinemas, where a laboratory technician 'flips (out)' and assassinates his colleagues.… Read More
"Virez-moi la boxe et pendant qu'on y est, le tae kwon do, la natation synchronisée, le cricket et j'en passe…"
"Throw out boxing and, while we're at it, taekwondo, synchronised swimming, cricket… and you name it…"
Events at the Olympics have provoked wide-ranging commentary, some positive and some negative.… Read More
"Qu'as-tu fait pendant ce week-end prolongé ?"
"What did you do for the long weekend?"
Un weekend prolongé is 'a long weekend'. So, we will encounter expressions like:… 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.