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Making the Bridge

No, this lesson isn't about building infrastructure, it's about taking days off work the French way. Find out in this podcast what it means when the French talk about making bridges. We'll also learn in this lesson how to say a few days of the week in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: August 19, 2013

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Advent Calendar

In today's podcast, you'll learn how to say what the date is in French, as well as a few numbers. You'll also learn how to say that you think something is great, as well as how to ask why in French....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: August 12, 2013

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It's a Christmas Tree

How lovely are thy branches. But are they real or fake? In today's podcast, learn how to talk about Christmas trees in French. You'll also learn in this lesson how to ask someone why they are doing something....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: August 09, 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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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....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: May 17, 2013

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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...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: May 13, 2013

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Le Père Fouettard

Little Amaury's been naughty and Pere Fouettard's not happy about it... listen as he scrambles to prove that he's been a good boy this year before it's too late! In this podcast learn all about the French tradition of St. Nick's not-so-nice side-kick....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: May 01, 2013

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We Don't Celebrate Halloween!

Do they celebrate Halloween in France? Well, that is an open-ended question. In this lesson, we witness a domestic debate between a French couple on whether the little one should participate in this event, through which you'll learn some Halloween expressions, as well as how to express in French tha...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: January 18, 2013

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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....

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: August 22, 2012

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It's Madness!

Where? At the department store during Christmas time, of course. In today's lesson, we listen in on a French couple who have gone down one too many an aisle today. You'll learn in this lesson how to talk about the crowds in French, as well as some other useful expressions you may need on a shopping ...

Host: Erica, Amaury

Published: July 25, 2012

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