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This episode complements episode 222: “What are these strange ” LE ” and “NE” words with no actual meaning in French ??”. We’ll see examples of letters being added with the only purpose of making French pronunciation easier. There will also be examples of common spelling alterations to achieve that same purpose. So, if you want to get more clarity …
 
Joanna asked me : Why is the ” l’ ” neccesary in “Tu verras ce que l’on gagne à vouloir vivre libre”? What is it a pronoun referring to? it is direct or indirect? Merci! Good question! It may be very surprising but this “l’ ” doesn’t mean anything and is not compulsory! Ok, I think you need to listen to this episode so I can explain! Vocabulary and…
 
Buy Full Notes This episode may deeply change your perception of life and death. Open your mind to infinite possibilities and infinite hope as you open your ears to listen to Anne-Hélène Gramignano’s testimonial. Anne-Hélène found very early on that she had the inherited gift of seeing and hearing people who had passed away. She now is dedicating a…
 
Buy Full Notes This episode may deeply change your perception of life and death. Open your mind to infinite possibilities and infinite hope as you open your ears to listen to Anne-Hélène Gramignano’s testimonial. Anne-Hélène found very early on that she had the inherited gift of seeing and hearing people who had passed away. She now is dedicating a…
 
Thanks to Tina for suggesting to talk about French expressions on the podcast. Idiomatic expressions can be so difficult for language learners because they often don’t make sense when they are translated literally. However, they’re rather fun and also commonly used, therefore it is always useful to know them. Of course, I also find it very interest…
 
Buy Full Notes This is the second part of my conversation with Guillaume Doerig. We’ll discuss two main topics: His exposure to several cultures and languages His passion for music and the recent release of “Mournful Melodies”, his first album. Guillaume Doerig explains his creation process and how his style ties up with his personality and love of…
 
Buy Full Notes This is the second part of my conversation with Guillaume Doerig. We’ll discuss two main topics: His exposure to several cultures and languages His passion for music and the recent release of “Mournful Melodies”, his first album. Guillaume Doerig explains his creation process and how his style ties up with his personality and love of…
 
Pronunciation rules around the verb “acheter” (and more!) Listener Nuvia is in doubt on how to pronounce the verb “acheter” in the present tense. There are indeed a few opportunities for you to learn or brush up various aspects of the French language in this seemingly short and simple question. Let’s dive in! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French W…
 
If you haven”t taken the challenge yet, grab your pen and paper and test yourself with the free French dictation I ran live in August! This is a great opportunity for you to brush-up your French listening, grammar and phonetic skills. As always, I”ll also comment on and explain a few tricky points The text used for the dictation is below, no cheati…
 
Buy Full Notes This is the first part of my conversation with Guillaume Doerig, a very friendly French man (who’s not only French, but a citizen of the world!) living in Chile. This episode focuses on his multicultural and multilingual upbringing – Guillaume will give his best advice on how to learn a foreign language – and his passion for bird wat…
 
Buy Full Notes This is the first part of my conversation with Guillaume Doerig, a very friendly French man (who’s not only French, but a citizen of the world!) living in Chile. This episode focuses on his multicultural and multilingual upbringing – Guillaume will give his best advice on how to learn a foreign language – and his passion for bird wat…
 
This episode complements episode 217 (“How to convert a verb into a noun or adjective in French?”) and sheds light on some special spelling rules that may happen inside a same family of words. You’ll get a grammar brush-up and become a French spelling Jedi if you can remember these rules! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in thi…
 
This weekend, challenge your mind and join me on the live sessions that I’ll be running for you! I’m always delighted to see you, the familiar faces, as well as the new ones! There will be: A free Games in French session and A French Grammar Clinic with a dictation and practice around tricky verb forms (the imperative, the agreements of the past pa…
 
I want to apologise because there won’t be an episode coming out on September 1st as I ran out of interviews!! Getting in touch with potential new guests can be a (painfully) long process; so many people I reached out to haven’t replied to me (did they even see my email?), and I’ve had a few “Yesses” which turned into “Noes”, especially as people a…
 
I have to thank Abdulelah from Saudi Arabia for inspiring me to make this episode because what follows is just what I l LOVE to explain: you’re both going to work on your grammar AND increase your vocabulary in a blink of the eye (or so I hope!) In English, you may convert a verb into a noun by adding _ing to it (sail à sailing, read/reading, etc) …
 
While the topic of the previous episode was light and rather fun (How to talk to your pet in French), today’s episode is more serious and I hope will be very useful to you. Listener Kate emailed me the following question: “I am a relatively new French learner and there is something important that I need to get right. I have a severe nut allergy (th…
 
Buy Full Notes This is the second part of my interview with Fabien de Valroger, a Frenchman passionate about the iconic, French car that is the Deux Chevaux (2CV). Even if you are usually not interested in cars, I promise you’ll thoroughly enjoy the conversation! In this episode, Fabien will share how / when he fell in love with the 2CV. He’s also …
 
Buy Full Notes This is the second part of my interview with Fabien de Valroger, a Frenchman passionate about the iconic, French car that is the Deux Chevaux (2CV). Even if you are usually not interested in cars, I promise you’ll thoroughly enjoy the conversation! In this episode, Fabien will share how / when he fell in love with the 2CV. He’s also …
 
This episode inspired by a question from Philip was a particularly fun one to prepare. Philip lives in Saint-Tropez, a beautiful and town on the Mediterranean coast in the South of France which attracts many visitors and celebrities in the summer. He did pet sitting for French friends and had many questions around how to talk to your pet in French.…
 
Buy Full Notes Fabien de Valroger is truly passionate about the most iconic, vintage French car that is the Deux Chevaux (2CV). Along with the Eiffel Tower and the French baguette, the 2CV is a symbol of France as virtually every French person has owned one at the time or had some memories attached to it. Why was it so popular? In this episode, you…
 
Buy Full Notes Fabien de Valroger is truly passionate about the most iconic, vintage French car that is the Deux Chevaux (2CV). Along with the Eiffel Tower and the French baguette, the 2CV is a symbol of France as virtually every French person has owned one at the time or had some memories attached to it. Why was it so popular? In this episode, you…
 
Many episodes ago, I recorded a series of lessons about the use of the various French pronouns. I think it’s time for a quick brush-up! Here’s the question I received from a Joanna, a listener of French Your Way podcast: “Why would the pronoun for the Louvre not be “y” in the following example: Tu visiteras le Louvre – Tu le visiteras (you’ll visit…
 
Listen to a real French lesson that I recorded with John, a student from the USA! John wanted to focus on a general conversation. I interrupted him here and there to correct or point out a few grammatical or pronunciation points and give him relevant vocabulary. If you’ve enjoyed learning from a real French lesson situation, I encourage you to part…
 
Buy Full Notes Frenchwoman Marjorie and her husband are part of a not-for-profit organisation helping the Nepalese people with sustainable actions. CASD Australia has been helping villages to get access to drinking water, empower women, facilitating access to education, creating local workforce in Nepal. Listen to Marjorie’s recount of the situatio…
 
Buy Full Notes Frenchwoman Marjorie and her husband are part of a not-for-profit organisation helping the Nepalese people with sustainable actions. CASD Australia has been helping villages to get access to drinking water, empower women, facilitating access to education, creating local workforce in Nepal. Listen to Marjorie’s recount of the situatio…
 
What is the difference between “Bonne chance” and “Bon courage” in French? Can they be used interchangeably? Find out in this episode and learn a few more common French expressions to wish someone well! This episode was inspired by a question from Joan. If you also have a question about the French language or French culture, email me Vocabulary and…
 
Live French Grammar Clinic workshops : Launching on July 18th and 19th 2020!! You know how curious I am about how the language works. In my French Your Way Podcast, I not only investigate about the origin of French words and expressions; I also always strive to explain grammar in the simplest, most memorable way possible to help you. Breaking down …
 
Buy Full Notes Gilles Malezieux worked at the Louvre Museum for 25 years and allows you to have a peep inside the life of the largest and most famous museum in the world. We’ll talk about why the Mona Lisa (“La Joconde”, in French!) is so famous, the hidden passages of the Louvre as well as some stories Gilles experienced why working as a security …
 
Buy Full Notes Gilles Malezieux worked at the Louvre Museum for 25 years and allows you to have a peep inside the life of the largest and most famous museum in the world. We’ll talk about why the Mona Lisa (“La Joconde”, in French!) is so famous, the hidden passages of the Louvre as well as some stories Gilles experienced why working as a security …
 
Join other students from around the world and let’s play in French together! This recording is an excerpt from the latest Games in French session I ran on Zoom last weekend. You’ll hear us play “Le Petit Bac” (I explain the rules and point system) in the recording. For these two rounds, we played with the following categories: Nourriture (= food) V…
 
Buy Full Notes Did you know you can get free access at the Louvre museum for a chance study and copy some of the masterpieces exhibited there? Gilles Malezieux is an artist who has copied many paintings in the largest and most famous museum of the world. As he will guide you through the application process and rules to get access to the Louvre, you…
 
Buy Full Notes Did you know you can get free access at the Louvre museum for a chance study and copy some of the masterpieces exhibited there? Gilles Malezieux is an artist who has copied many paintings in the largest and most famous museum of the world. As he will guide you through the application process and rules to get access to the Louvre, you…
 
While trying my hand at new baking techniques, I have come to learn a few valuable lessons which can also apply to learning a language… French for instance! In this episode I’m sharing a personal baking experience and talking about fear, analysis-paralysis, trial and error and even failure! All of them are part of any learning experience, and part …
 
Buy Full Notes Aurélie is an interpreter who is part of l’Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence (AIIC). In this episode, Aurélie will share what she finds the most challenging and stressful about her work. What happens when you don’t know a word? Aurélie will also give you her top 2 tips to improve in French, particularly your Fr…
 
Buy Full Notes Aurélie is an interpreter who is part of l’Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence (AIIC). In this episode, Aurélie will share what she finds the most challenging and stressful about her work. What happens when you don’t know a word? Aurélie will also give you her top 2 tips to improve in French, particularly your Fr…
 
Buy Full Notes Aurélie is an interpreter who is part of l’Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence (AIIC). In this episode, find out about her background and what led her to become an interpreter. We’ll also talk about how you get trained to learn to translate in real time and the different types of translations. If you love everyth…
 
Buy Full Notes Aurélie is an interpreter who is part of l’Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence (AIIC). In this episode, find out about her background and what led her to become an interpreter. We’ll also talk about how you get trained to learn to translate in real time and the different types of translations. If you love everyth…
 
Buy Full Notes Florent Baraban is an optician and glasses maker who is giving a second life to skateboards by recycling them into glasses, pens, and much more. Whether you’re a skateboarding fan or not, you’ll be impressed with how each step of the process is carefully thought of to minimise waste. Find out how the idea came to this talented young …
 
Buy Full Notes Florent Baraban is an optician and glasses maker who is giving a second life to skateboards by recycling them into glasses, pens, and much more. Whether you’re a skateboarding fan or not, you’ll be impressed with how each step of the process is carefully thought of to minimise waste. Find out how the idea came to this talented young …
 
This is the last episode about my reading of “Le Petit Prince” to you! Contact me if you think you can help me grow my collection of Petit Prince books in a foreign language Full text available online: “E-books libres et gratuits“ I’m reading: “Le Petit Prince”, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le grand livre pop-up, Gallimard Jeunesse My article about “L…
 
Don’t miss this special rendez-vous with Le Petit Prince for a daily dose of French literature and poetry. I’ll read you two chapters on YouTube each day to keep you entertained and work on your French comprehension while you’re stuck in quarantine! Subscribe to my YouTube channel and don’t miss an episode! Full text available online: “E-books libr…
 
Buy Full Notes Interview with Steve Kaufmann, one of YouTube’s most famous polyglots and co-founder of LingQ, an online platform offering language-learning courses in 14 languages. Steve has learnt around 20 (yes, 20!!!) languages in his life. Find out more about his background, how he came to learn French and, more importantly, about his method to…
 
Buy Full Notes Interview with Steve Kaufmann, one of YouTube’s most famous polyglots and co-founder of LingQ, an online platform offering language-learning courses in 14 languages. Steve has learnt around 20 (yes, 20!!!) languages in his life. Find out more about his background, how he came to learn French and, more importantly, about his method to…
 
Don’t miss this special rendez-vous with Le Petit Prince for a daily dose of French literature and poetry. I’ll read you two chapters on YouTube each day to keep you entertained and work on your French comprehension while you’re stuck in quarantine! Subscribe to my YouTube channel and don’t miss an episode! Full text available online: “E-books libr…
 
Don’t miss this special rendez-vous with Le Petit Prince for a daily dose of French literature and poetry. I’ll read you two chapters on YouTube each day to keep you entertained and work on your French comprehension while you’re stuck in quarantine! Subscribe to my YouTube channel and don’t miss an episode! Full text available online: “E-books libr…
 
Don’t miss this special rendez-vous with Le Petit Prince for a daily dose of French literature and poetry. I’ll read you two chapters on YouTube each day to keep you entertained and work on your French comprehension while you’re stuck in quarantine! Subscribe to my YouTube channel and don’t miss an episode! Full text available online: “E-books libr…
 
Don’t miss this special rendez-vous with Le Petit Prince for a daily dose of French literature and poetry. I’ll read you two chapters on YouTube each day to keep you entertained and work on your French comprehension while you’re stuck in quarantine! Subscribe to my YouTube channel and don’t miss an episode! Full text available online: “E-books libr…
 
Don’t miss this special rendez-vous with Le Petit Prince for a daily dose of French literature and poetry. I’ll read you two chapters on YouTube each day to keep you entertained and work on your French comprehension while you’re stuck in quarantine! Subscribe to my YouTube channel and don’t miss an episode! Full text available online: “E-books libr…
 
Don’t miss this special rendez-vous with Le Petit Prince for a daily dose of French literature and poetry. I’ll read you two chapters on YouTube each day to keep you entertained and work on your French comprehension while you’re stuck in quarantine! Subscribe to my YouTube channel and don’t miss an episode! Full text available online: “E-books libr…
 
Don’t miss this special rendez-vous with Le Petit Prince for a daily dose of French literature and poetry. I’ll read you two chapters on YouTube each day to keep you entertained and work on your French comprehension while you’re stuck in quarantine! Subscribe to my YouTube channel and don’t miss an episode! Full text available online: “E-books libr…
 
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