French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
“Il me faudrait un billet pour…”
“I would need a ticket for…”
A listener asked the following question regarding an expression used in lesson 18:…… Read More
“Bonjour, pouvons-nous nous installer à une table, s'il vous plaît?”
“May we sit at a table, please?”
A recent trip to France highlighted for us just how tricky some 'tourist' vocabulary can be.… Read More
“J'espère que tu travailles bien en classe…”
“I hope that you are working well in class…”
This morning we received an email from a listener regarding the verb espérer. The question was a simple one, but the answer is not so straightforward…… Read More
"As-tu suivi les événements récents en Ukraine?"
"Have you been following recent events in Ukraine?"
We had only just finished preparing this lesson on the fragile situation in Ukraine when news broke of the shooting down of a civilian airliner en route to Kuala Lumpur.… Read More
The word plus: how to pronounce it…
Sometimes pluss, sometimes pluzz, sometimes plu…
A listener sent us the following question this morning:… Read More
Lesson no: 168, Level: Intermediate
In this lesson, we take a look at some essential tourist vocabulary that just about everybody needs on a holiday to France. Our conversation is a typical one where a family arrives on the terrasse of a café. It’s very warm and everybody is thirsty. Let’s see how the conversation unfolds with the waitress…
Lesson no: 167, Level: Intermediate
Little did we know when we were preparing this lesson in recent days that the situation in Ukraine would become even more fragile with the shooting down of a civilian airliner. Bertrand gives his views on why the impasse with Russia is so volatile. Let's listen first; then we'll look closely at the key vocabulary...
Lesson no: 166, Level: Intermediate
The focus of our lesson this time is something which could be described as a modern-day disorder, afflicting a huge number of people. We're not talking about a physical disorder, per se... more of a social one. Béatrix and I are having a coffee but Béatrix is getting frustrated at my inattention. Let's listen...
Lesson no: 165, Level: Intermediate
Our lesson this time focuses on a concert Béatrix attended, a classical concert. Bertrand wonders what makes the difference between a concerto on the one hand and a symphony on the other. Béatrix gives him a very basic music lesson. Let's listen. Then we'll come back and take a closer look at the key vocabulary.
Lesson no: 164, Level: Intermediate
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. Let’s listen. Then we’ll take a closer look at the key vocabulary.