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Elementary French Course 2

A2-Elementary

This course is designed for students who have finished Elementary French Course 2. Continue to improve your French by learning the most practical language for daily life and work. Whether you're preparing for your upcoming trip to France or simply want to brush up French skills, you'll enjoy this delightful course! 

I Have a Secret

Oooh, what's the secret? In today's lesson, we learn how to give orders and talk about secrets in French....

Topics: secrets, daily_life

Seasickness

Nothing can be more troubling than a sudden case of seasickness. Before getting on the next ship to Paris learn how to explain what ailes you on the deep blue sea....

Topics: feelings, sea, sickness

I Caught a Cold

It's winter. The weather is getting progressively colder. And... ACHOO! That's right, the sniffles. Today's lesson gives you the tools to express this situation (and teaches you how to ask someone to keep their germs away from you)....

Topics: health, medicine

Did You Hear About Brad Pitt?

What do Brad Pitt, La Provence, and the French language have in common? Find out in today's lesson, where you'll also learn how to express shock in French, rapture in French and, later, some interesting details about one of France's major regions, La Provence....

Topics: people, geography, French_regions

Brad Pitt Bought A Baguette Yesterday Morning

Yes, the girls from Provence are still trying to find Brad Pitt and today they finally find him....or do they? In today's lesson, we'll learn many things in French as we revisit the Brad Pitt drama, like how to talk about time durations and also how to ask the important question, 'how do I look?'...

Topics: people, appearance

Downloading

Whether you're for or against downloading free music, it's unquestionably a part of modern life all over the world, including France. In this lesson, learn what it takes to discuss downloading music online both illegally and legally....

Topics: computers, new_technologies

Bad Driver

Rules of the road are something many people are familiar with thanks to driver's ed. Think of this FrenchPod lesson as a little driver's ed French style!...

Topics: directions, cars, driving, rules

Heads or Tails

Can't make up your mind no matter how hard you try? Why not learn how to save most difficult problems with a coin?...

Topics: transportation, clothes, gamble, game, chance

Get Out of the Park!

This poscast is full of French culture! From learning how to respond to a French officer to understanding why France's pavements and parks might not be the cleanest....

Topics: animals, civil_bans, police

Women's Day

Every year on March 8th people come together to celebrate a very important segment of the population. Half of it, in fact. Yes, that's right, March 8th is International Women's Day! Celebrate with FrenchPod while learning all about discussing this important holiday in French....

Topics: holidays, strangers, women

Skiing Lesson

A favorite pastime in the winter season, skiing can be as much a pleasure as a pain. Find out how, while learning how to talk all about it in French, in this podcast!...

Topics: sport, exercise, skiing

Cowboys

FrenchPod is taking a visit to the wild west today. Join us and learn all about telling others what to do (and what to do if they don't listen)!...

Topics: comics, instructions

Dear Santa Claus...

Whether it's to ask for two front teeth or a little brother, even French kids write their yearly letter to the Père Noël. Learn in this lesson a little bit about letter writing and also how to say what you would like in French and why you think you deserve it. Later in the podcast, Amaury tells us h...

Topics: holidays_and_celebrations, Christmas

The Festival of Lights

We go to Lyon in today's podcast, where the beginning of December sees a luminous event of spectacular proportions. Learn what it's all about in this lesson, where you'll also learn how to express awe and amazement in French....

Topics: holidays_and_celebrations, adjectives, festivals

Two Refugee Turkeys

It's well-known that America is not a safe place for turkeys in November, but is it any better in France? Find out in today's podcast, where two turkeys discuss, in French, their seasonal woes. You'll also learn in this lesson how to talk about feminine countries in French and even a little turkey t...

Topics: nationalities, geography, holidays_and_celebrations, animals

The Protest

There's nothing the French love more than a good protest. In fact, you could say that taking to the streets to voice one's opinion is a national pastime. In today's podcast, we witness first-hand one of these French protests and see what it's all about. You'll also learn in this lesson how to ask so...

Topics: government, demonstrations

Scary Movie

Whether we are children or adults, our parents usually know what they're talking about. In today's podcast, we follow two children who decide to follow their own desires. Some things we learn in this lesson are how to express disappointment in French and also how to express regret that we should hav...

Topics: emotions, film

The Hunting Trip

Hunting is a controversial topic in these modern times, especially in France. In this lesson, we join some French hunters as they creep through the woods and find the unexpected. Later in the podcast, we discuss gun laws and the hunting debate in France....

Topics: sports, animals

Lost in the Mountains

In today's lesson, we join two hikers in the French Alps who are walking around. And around.  And around. You'll learn how to argue with someone in French that you think you are lost and how to respond that, no, you are not. Later in the podcast, we discuss Chamonix Mont-Blanc and give some travel t...

Topics: directions, travel, sports, geography

Family Affair

Don't you just love those family get-togethers where somebody always starts an argument with someone else? In today's podcast, we witness a family dispute in French and learn some vocabulary about birthdays....

Topics: celebrations, family

Roller Coaster

The 100th lesson!! It's almost as exciting as being on a roller coaster. In today's podcast, we learn a few directional phrases in French and also how to say that we feel like we're going to throw up....

Topics: location, emotions

Just Forget It

In today's podcast, join a serious debate as two French speakers argue over which movie they think is the best of all time. You'll learn a few ordinal numbers along the way, and also how to say "forget it" in French....

Topics: numbers, preferences