French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
“As-tu vu Dallas Buyers' Club?”
“Have you seen Dallas Buyers' Club?”
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.… Read More
“David Moyes viré !”
Today's headline from L'Équipe tells the whole story…
Anyone interested in football will easily figure out the meaning of the headline above.… Read More
“Il me reste une chambre en suite…”
“I have one en-suite room left…”
A listener asked about the expression above, from Lesson 48, “I’d like to book a room, please…”… Read More
“Es-tu allé au cinéma ces derniers temps?”
“Have you been to the cinema recently?”
In our next lesson, we'll be discussing a film. In our conversation, Sabine talks about Dallas Buyers' Club, a film she saw just last night. Bertrand, hasn't yet seen the film, but is eager to discover what it's about.… Read More
“Nelson Mandela: comment se fait-il que l'on parle autant de lui?”
“Nelson Mandela: how is it that people speak so much of him?”
If ever the term 'great statesman' were relevant, it could surely be attributed to Nelson Mandela. In our conversation this time, Bertrand puts some questions to Béatrix to discover why, exactly, Mandela became such an icon.… Read More
Lesson no: 170, Level: Intermediate
This second part of our two-part lesson focuses on other skiing activities including 'snowboarding' and, of course, the very important social aspect of a skiing trip. Let's listen.
Lesson no: 169, Level: Intermediate
One of our listeners asked for a lesson that would include skiing-related vocabulary. In this two-part lesson, Bertrand plays the role of an experienced skiier while I'm a beginner. I'll soon be joining my friend, Damien for a week in the Alps. Let's listen...
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...