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: 161, Level: Intermediate
Just recently, Edward Snowden was living a normal life. Now, however, he is a hunted man with a future that is very uncertain. Once he revealed that U.S. authorities were monitoring the daily communications of ordinary citizens, his life effectively changed forever. In this lesson, Zoë and Jules discuss the Snowden affair. Let's listen.
Lesson no: 160, Level: Intermediate
Florida was home to a recent winner of the Powerball jackpot of around 400 million dollars. As always, there was a media frenzy. In this lesson, Lucien and Zara discuss lotteries in general. Zara thinks they're scandalous. Lucien, on the other hand, thinks that Zara needs to lighten up. Let's listen...
Lesson no: 159, Level: Intermediate
Today, several hundred million people around the world are 'tweeting'. In this lesson, let's hear a conversation between Bertrand and Amandine. Bertrand is a regular Twitter user, but Amandine is not. Let's listen...
Lesson no: 158, Level: Advanced
This time, our lesson focuses on the situation in Mali. In our role-play, Brendan asks Simone to shed some light on the reasons for the military intervention of France in one of its former colonies. An advanced lesson this time, mostly in French.
Lesson no: 157, Level: Intermediate
One of our listeners, a doctor working in a French-speaking community in New York, suggested that we devote a lesson to a dialogue between a doctor and patient. That's the subject of this lesson. The patient, Mr Gauthier, has just come into the doctor's clinic, which is where the conversation takes place...