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Beginner French Course 2

A1-Beginner

No longer an absolute beginner? Start this course! Designed for students have completed Beginner French Course 1, this course will help you expand your communicative skills in French   and help you navigate the most common situations in daily life. 

What's Going On?

When there's a big hoopla and a crowd forming on the streets, who can resist going to investigate and finding out what all the commotion is about? In this lesson, learn how to ask like a French Marvin Gaye, "What's going on?"...

Topics: government, news, people

Where do you live?

An essential Newbie skill in French is being able to talk about location. In today's lesson, we learn how to ask someone where they live and how to answer the question, including what your residence is close to....

Topics: location, geography, town_and_city

The phone's ringing

Someone should answer it. In this lesson, we learn how to talk about phones in French. You'll also learn how to ask someone if they are going to answer it....

Topics: communications, telephone

It's open

Ever wonder how the mail works in France? Today's lesson is all about the mailman and his daily visit to your house. You'll learn some important things about finding out who is at the door, as well!...

Topics: mail, mailman, post

What's the address?

In today's lesson, we learn how to talk about addresses in French and we also discuss where the French president lives. What do these two things have to do with pizza? Listen to this podcast to find out....

Topics: government, location

It's on me

This lesson is all about offering someone a drink. Learn how to use this classic pickup line in French, or how to respond to it!...

Topics: drink, flirt, order, restaurant

Pass the ball

Kids say the darndest things, don't they? Let's use this lesson, set on a rugby pitch, to learn all the vocabulary of playground ball games in French!...

Topics: sports, rugby

How Well Do You Know This Girl?

Pretty girl catch your eye? I could be a passing fancy, or it could be the beginning of a storybook romance. Don't let her be the one who gets away. In this lesson learn how to do everything from compliment to get a special someones number....

Topics: bar, education, meeting

Springtime

Springtime is France, what could be more perfect. Perhaps springtime without allergies but that may never be. So, if by chance you happen to be in the country during this wonderful time of year, why not learn how to express how great the weather really is and how bad your allergies really are....

Topics: health, seasons, allergy

Rain

The first line of today's newbie dialog is the first line of a very popular French song about... the rain. Join us in this lesson to find out how our characters react when the weather is pretty cloudy. Not to forget the funny anecdote that JP and Amaury have for you regarding the song....

Topics: weather, likes

It's the Same Thing

In this podcast, we have a little lesson on coffee. We learn how to order it in French and also what the waiter will say to you when he's ready to take your order....

Topics: restaurant, coffee, cafe

Goodbye, My Love

In today's podcast, we have a lesson on two ways to say goodbye in French - goodbye forever and goodbye for now. You'll also learn how to say it's time to go and how to ask who someone is....

Topics: greetings, goodbyes

You Need Money, Right?

When a globe-trotting relation gives us a call, the first question we usually want to ask is, where are you? If it's a child we haven't spoken to in awhile, it is, unfortunately, probably because they need something and we'll have to ask them that, too. Maybe saying it in French could make them feel...

Topics: location, money, need

Off to Bed

Of course it depends on your age, occupation, and the number of hours you have to work or study, but really, for most of us, the best part of the day is going to bed.  In today's podcast, learn some French words and expressions to talk about that time of the day and also, in the process, how to scol...

Topics: children

It's Not Too Serious

Sometimes little accidents happen. You take a stroll with your beloved  and a pigeon accidentally flies into your head...you walk into a glass door (well, it's see-through, people need to tell you when they are going to close it)... you accidentally fall out of a tree. C'est la vie.  In today's podc...

Topics: mishaps, physical_conditions

At the Library

It's so embarrassing if your phone rings in the library, but what if the person calling you has something really important to say? In today's podcast, learn how to tell the person on the other end of the line that you can't talk right now, and also how to tell someone to be quiet in French....

Topics: location, family

It's Hot

Vive the summer! In today's podcast, we learn the French words to talk about the temperature when it's warm and toasty outside, but even more important than that, how to talk about ice cream!...

Topics: food, weather, season

Scary Noise

It happens to the best of us. Whether it's alone in a dark alley, watching the Blair Witch Project, or hearing an eerie noise, we can't always be heroes and, sometimes, we get scared. In today's podcast, we learn how to say in French that we're scared....

Topics: emotions

Too Early for a Drink

What time is too early for a champagne cocktail or a martini (dry, up, two olives)? Well, you're not going to learn that from today's podcast since it's a matter of personal choice. But you will learn how to talk about time in French and even how to invite someone to have a drink with you ....

Topics: time

Going Green

Global warming is a frequent topic of conversation these days among earthlings. You might wish to have a chat with your French-speaking pals on conserving energy and looking after the planet someday, so, in today's podcast, we learn some French words to talk about transportation and the environment....

Topics: transportation, environment

Can You Take a Picture?

Here we learn the French phrases to ask someone to take our picture, and also to say 'Hey! What are you doing?!" What is the connection  between these two things? Listen to today's podcast to find out....

Topics: questions, travel

I Love This Song

It doesn't matter if you're a Linkin Park fan, a lover of Debussy, or maybe Glen Campbell's more your style...the French verbs to talk about what kind of music you like are the same. In today's podcast, we'll learn them along with a little chat about the modern musical industry in France....

Topics: music, preferences

Red or White?

A language Newbie needs to learn the basics. When it comes to French, that means they must be able to express their wine preferences. In today's podcast, learn how to match wine with food; at the end we'll talk about some cultural aspects of wine consumption in France!...

Topics: colors, food, wine

Bad Movie

Did you wish you knew how to express yourself in the French language when you saw Ishtar or Waterworld? In today’s podcast, learn the French you need to tell your movie companion that you think the movie is not worthy of a César award and that it’s time to go....

Topics: entertainment, film

I'm cold

Eskimos and beach bums have different concepts of cold, but the French words to express the sensation are the same. In today’s podcast, you’ll learn how to say it and so much more…....

Topics: feelings, temperature

What Time Is It?

It's time at FrenchPod to have a podcast on that important question we ask ourselves and the people around us every single day. We'll also be discussing the French name for the most important meal of the day! As you already know, we always have to discuss food here at FrenchPod!...

Topics: time, food

Are You Sick?

Waking up is not generally a fun part of the day, not for most people at least! In today's FrenchPod lesson you'll be learning all about waking others up (and being woken up)!...

Topics: daily_life, behavior, waking_up