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Elementary French Course 1

A2-Elementary

No longer a beginner? Start this Elementary Course! You wil learn language essential for daily life as well as simple office exchange. All lessons center around a natural dialogue so that you'll always learn language in context not just memorizing words and phrases. You will learn practical language and be introduced to the mesmerizing French culture in this wonderful course!

Do You Have These Shoes in Black?

In today's lesson, we learn some essential clothes shopping phrases you'll need in French-speaking countries. You'll also learn in this lesson how to talk about sizes and colors in French....

Topics: colors, shopping, appearance, clothes, preferences

Galette des Rois

To start 2009 on a happy note, FrenchPod offers "La Galette des Rois," a lesson on a French celebration which takes place in early January.. As often in France, there's food involved, associated here with a mysterious secret... Let's join JP and Amaury to find out what's in that cake!...

Topics: food, celebrations

There's a Spider in the Room

As far as Amaury is concerned, learning how to talk about spiders and to be able to tell the other person in the room to kill it when one is spotted is essential French knowledge. In today's podcast, we have a lesson on insects, morals and also learn some commands through the imperative structure....

Topics: insects

Something's Burning

The fact that something smells like smoke is not the problem; the real problem is that panicky stampede that results when someone screams "fire!" In today's lesson, learn who to call in France and what to do in French when you smell something burning....

Topics: emergencies, mishaps, senses

Excuse Me, Do You Have Some Change?

What do you do when you only have a one-hundred note in your wallet and you just want to buy a delicious French baguette? In today's lesson, learn how to break a big note and ask for change......

Topics: numbers, money, shops

My Computer is Broken Down

It's only when our computers break down that we must face the realization of how truly addicted to the virtual world that we really are. In today's lesson, we have a lesson about a little modern technology lingo in French and also learn how to talk about losing things....

Topics: computers, technology

I'm in Love

Ah l'amour, l'amour... French, the language of love... But even in France (actually, especially in France!) things can quickly become complicated when it comes to affairs of the heart. In today's lesson, we share in the sorrows and torment of a love-sick French man who must make the worst of all rom...

Topics: decisions, emotions

Appointment

Ever had a terrible, raging toothache, but there was nothing you could do because you weren't able to book an appointment with a dentist? Fret not, this won't happen to you because in today's lesson you'll learn all the vocabulary necessary for making an appointment with the doctor!...

Topics: days_of_the_week, doctor, hour, telephone

Cannes Film Festival

May in France just means one thing : the Cannes Film Festival. Ten days of glitz, glamor, and red carpets...and films! In today's lesson, we learn how to speak in French about the cinematic Who's Who event of the year in the French Riviera....

Topics: arts, festival, holidays_and_celebrations

That's Not Funny

We're off to the public pool for today's lesson. In this hilarious lesson you'll be learning about the difference between the kiddie pool and the deep end... though it seems the protagonist in today's dialog isn't laughing!...

Topics: diving_board, floaties, pool, summer, swimming

Chez le Fromager

Charles de Gaulle once asked how anyone can govern a nation that has so many different kinds of cheese. In today's lesson, we learn how many kinds there really are as we have a lesson about one of the four main food groups for French people - cheese. We visit the cheese man's shop and learn some ess...

Topics: food, cheese

Where Are We Going on Vacation?

If there's one thing that all human beings have in common, it's a love for vacations. In today's podcast, we have a lesson on how to discuss plans on where to go for les vacances and also learn how to make a compromise in French....

Topics: travel, location, vacation, weather

I Forgot My Contacts

Today's lesson is about making a mess - think bull in a china shop. You'll be learning all about apologizing for breaking things. Intrigued? Take a listen!...

Topics: shops, apologizing, breaking_things, stores

Carnival

Every Spring a magical event arrives, a celebration before beginning of Lent. This festival, Carnival, has its own special traditions, which you'll be learning all about in today's lesson....

Topics: festival, carnival, celebration, party

Happy Birthday!

Do you like cake? Yum! How about fruit cake? Gross... Chocolate cake? We will see... On Frenchpod, today's lesson is all about wishing Happy birthday and birthday cakes gone awry! In our lesson, learn how to express discontent and birthday wishes!...

Topics: celebrations, birthdays

Public Holiday

It's the summer and everyone wants a break from the office, right? Well join us at FrenchPod today as we check out - and enjoy a public holiday! Don't forget the sunscreen!...

Topics: vacation

The Theater Alibi

In today's lesson, learn the French you need for the following scenarios: telling a police interrogator where you were last night, interrogating someone else about where they were last night and, at the same time, learn some nifty theater vocabulary....

Topics: questions, arts

I Made Some Snails

Time for another French cuisine lesson and today's lesson is a real gem. We discuss the phenomenon of the French being snail lovers and also learn some French phrases related to cooking and eating....

Topics: food, culture

That's Not What I Ordered

Yes, it's OK to send back what you ordered in France if it's not cooked to your liking and, in today's lesson, we have a lesson on how to do it. We also learn the French words for the different temperatures when it comes to steak....

Topics: food

Who Has the Keys?

Click...oops, do I have the keys? It's even worse when you thought the other person had them. In today's lesson, learn how to ask someone if they have the keys in French, as well as how to express frustration to your significant other for having forgotten them....

Topics: location

I'm Lost

Being lost can be a disorienting and unpleasant situation, but if it happens to you in France than there's a silver lining - it's a great occasion to practice your French! In this lesson, learn how to tell someone you're lost and ask them for directions....

Topics: directions

I Don't Understand Anything

In today's lesson, learn all the vocabulary you need to, some day, tell your grandkids about your school memories, and of course give them advice: Cheating is wrong. But along the way, we'll also have a lesson on some French words and phrases in the domain of reading and writing....

Topics: education, studies

She Loves Me

Does she love me or love me not? Not knowing what that special someone thinks of you can be a troubling experience to say the least. Don't let that uncertain love rule your life though. Learn in this lesson how to ponder life's most difficult question : 'Does she love me?'...

Topics: animals, flowers, love, spring

Packing One's Bags

Packing for a trip can be fun. Other times it can be more challenging. The risk is always that when you arrive in your destination, you'll have forgotten an essential item. Check out this lesson to see what the characters almost forget to pack!...

Topics: travel, clothes, packing, suitcase

Interview Stress

No one likes having to come up with a list of personal strengths and weaknesses when preparing for an interview, but it's even more stressful when you have to tell your interviewer about your "weakness of being a perfectionist" in a foreign language. In today's lesson, we learn some French vocabular...

Topics: language, jobs