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Charles de Gaulle

Dans un récent sondage auprès des Français, le général de Gaulle a été classé aux côtés de Napoléon comme  'personnage le plus célèbre de l'Histoire de France'. Nous allons donc partir à la découverte de ce grand homme dans cette leçon et reprendre les principales étapes de sa vie. Ce podcast nous permettra également d'apprendre, par le biais d'une anecdote, combien il était attaché à la langue française et la culture de son pays....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: people, history

Published: November 18, 2013

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Buying a Mobile Phone: Step One

Some people look forward to it, others dread it. Either way, buying a phone is an essential part of most peoples' lives these days. Can you even remember back to when we didn't have cell phones? In today's lesson you'll learn all about the first step to buying a cell phone in France....

Host: Amaury, JP

Published: November 15, 2013

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Le Procès

Coupable ou non coupable? Il est souvent difficile d'établir la vérité lorsqu'une personne passe devant un tribunal, mais il vous sera possible d'établir votre propre verdict en écoutant ce podcast où nous assisterons au jugement d'une personne qui ne manque pas d'arguments pour se défendre....

Published: November 11, 2013

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Fender Bender

We hope you never have an experience, like a little car accident, where you have to defend why the mishap wasn't your fault, but obviously the other bonehead that didn't respect the stop sign. Just in case, though, in today's podcast you'll learn how to hold your own in French if it ever happens to you. Hopefully, you'll only need it to eavesdrop on a similar drama you might witness on the streets of France....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: mishaps

Published: November 08, 2013

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Labor Union Movement

Les Français sont célèbres pour leurs grèves et leurs manifestations, mais quelles sont leurs revendications, leurs demandes? Découvrez dans ce podcast le vocabulaire du parfait manifestant, et comment parler à vos "camarades travailleurs"....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: November 04, 2013

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Uninvited Guest : Part II

Now the soirée is over, and it is time to assess the damage that our uninvited guest has caused. In today's podcast, we learn how to politely ask a guest who has overstayed their welcome to leave in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: accidents

Published: November 01, 2013

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Conte de Charles Perrault

Vous avez toujours cru que "Cendrillon" et "La belle au bois dormant" sortaient tout droit de l'imaginaire des studios Disney... Et bien nous allons voir dans ce podcast que le véritable auteur de ces contes (et de bien d'autres) est le français Charles Perrault: nous vous proposons donc de (re)découvrir cet écrivain et un de ses contes. Attention, jouez le jeu: ne lisez pas le PDF ou le dialogue avant d'avoir écouté le podcast. Vous comprendrez pourquoi en écoutant le podcast......

Function: telling_a_story

Published: October 28, 2013

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Uninvited Guest : Part I

In today's podcast, learn the language you use to find out who invited this person, and also what not to do in French if you don't want to be considered an uninvited guest yourself....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: October 25, 2013

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La Découverte de la Grotte de Lascaux

Cette grotte se trouve dans le Périgord, dans le département de la Dordogne, dans le sud-ouest de la France. Nous vous proposons donc dans la leçon d'aujourd'hui d'en apprendre un peu plus sur cet évènement qui a eu lieu en septembre 1940 et qui s'est déroulé de manière peu banale....

Host: Amaury, Marion

Published: October 21, 2013

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Sœur Emmanuelle

You've surely heard of Mother Theresa, but have you heard of her French equivalent, Sister Emmanuelle? We honor the recent passing of this great woman in today's lesson, where you'll learn some sophisticated French from two French nuns. You'll also learn in this lesson how to talk about someone who is no longer with us....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: October 18, 2013

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L' Académie Française

Le podcast d'aujourd'hui va porter sur une des plus anciennes institutions de la France : l'Académie Française. Quelle est-elle? Quelle est son rôle? Qui sont ses membres? Autant de questions sur lesquelles Christela et Amaury vont se pencher, en vous révélant en prime son emplacement à Paris afin que vous puissiez aller admirer le bâtiment qui l'abrite si vous êtes de passage dans la ville lumière....

Published: October 14, 2013

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I'm Hungry

Some people just shouldn't have pets. Find out why in today's podcast, where we learn how to say to be hungry and thirsty in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Function: complaining

Published: October 11, 2013

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Gift Wrapping

It's the holiday season and that means not only lots of shopping, but also lots of gift wrapping! Want to learn the key elements of wrapping up a gift in French? Then listen to today's podcast!...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: October 09, 2013

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Beauty Secrets

For women, trading secrets with each other about how to stay looking radiant and youthful is an essential topic to be able to discuss. In today's podcast, let some French guys teach you a few beauty tips and how to talk about skin care....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: health, beauty

Published: October 07, 2013

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At the Dentist

Nothing quite sparkles like a perfect smile, but going to the dentist can be a daunting task. Don't let that language barrier stop you from having pearly white teeth. In this lesson learn what it takes to visit your local dentist....

Host: Amaury, JP

Published: October 04, 2013

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Either He's Sleeping or He's Dead

The first time that we have a new adventure is always exciting but, in today's podcast, the sightseeing experience is quite 'unforgettable.' In this lesson, we learn how to talk about flying in French, how to say there is a problem, and also master the either/or structure....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: October 02, 2013

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Are You Ready?

In today's podcast, we learn about the plural form of "you," and have a lesson on how to say "good evening" and  "everybody" in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: greetings

Published: September 30, 2013

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Poker

Nothing goes with a guys' night out like a game of poker. Learn how to fleece your friends in French with this lesson....

Host: Amaury, JP

Published: September 27, 2013

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