French in your own time. At your own pace.
But you'll want to see some samples first.
‘Azarenka: droite dans ses bottes’
‘Azarenka: cocksure of herself’
The sports headlines from the tennis tournament at Roland Garros (one of which we can see, above) have featured some interesting expressions in the last few days.… Read More
More about qui and que
Two small French words with many meanings and functions
“Est-ce que tu twittes souvent?!”
“Do you often send tweets?...”
Millions of people around the world 'tweet' every day. But how do we talk about it all in French?… Read More
“As a result...”, and so...
The expression Du coup... is extremely common, especially in spoken French. So, how should we use it?… Read More
“Qu'est-ce que c'est?”
What's that?, What are those?...
One of our listeners asked: how do you say What are those? in French? We can say this in a number of ways.… Read More
Lesson no: 171, Level: Intermediate
The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris raise many questions. How far does freedom of speech go? Can we simply say whatever we like, whenever we wish? Let's hear a conversation, to start...
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...