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Coco Chanel

La Maison Chanel est un des fleurons de la haute couture. Depuis sa création, elle a modelé et véhiculé le concept d'élégance à la française à travers le monde. A l'origine de cette réussite se trouve une femme singulière qui a révolutionné le monde de la mode tout au long du vingtième siècle : Coco...

Published: December 16, 2013

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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 p...

Host: Erica, Amaury
Topic: people, history

Published: November 18, 2013

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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...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: May 22, 2013

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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?"...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: March 11, 2013

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Indian Summer in Quebec

In this lesson, we learn how to suggest and discuss a last minute vacation in French. Later in the lesson, Leo Guerrero from SpanishPod drops by and tells us what Indian summer is like in Quebec....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: February 27, 2013

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Brad Pitt Dresses Like a Spy

At last, the search for Brad Pitt is over....or is it? No, it really is this time. The girls from Provence finally get to meet him...but it's not quite how they were expecting.  As the drama comes to an end, we learn in today's lesson how to talk about disappointment in French, and also a little on ...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: January 16, 2013

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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?'...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: January 09, 2013

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I am American

Confronted with French people who think you’re one of their peers, it might be good to clarify things from the start that you are not an expert French speaker (yet). In today's lesson, we learn how to say you're American and even which state is on your driver's license. You'll get some nationality v...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: June 04, 2012

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