French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
“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
“As-tu entendu parler des ouvriers migrants au Qatar?”
“Have you heard about the migrant workers in Qatar?”
Our lesson this time focuses on working conditions as Qatar develops its infrastructure for the football World Cup in 2022.… Read More
“Dépêchons-nous de rentrer avant qu’il ne pleuve…”
“Let's hurry home before it rains…”
Today, a listener sent us the kind message below… with an interesting question. Let's take a closer look.… 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.