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Learn French: Discover the French Language with Jessica

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Learn French: Discover the French Language with Jessica

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LOVE this!!

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Absolutely love this podcast!!!

Helpful French language tool!

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Great to listen to while at work. Pleasant teacher.

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185 Ratings
Average Ratings
157
15
5
6
2

LOVE this!!

By mysterylover2012 - Jun 07 2019
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Absolutely love this podcast!!!

Helpful French language tool!

By cmerepaul - Sep 12 2018
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Great to listen to while at work. Pleasant teacher.

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French Your Way Podcast: Learn French with Jessica | French Grammar | French Vocabulary | French Expressions

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Learn French: Discover the French Language with Jessica

FYW 124 : French songs for babies/toddlers

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In this episode I’ll give you a few French words in baby talk and suggestions on how to find cute French songs for babies and toddlers! You’ll also hear my delightful daughter making animal sounds. And I’ll give you my thoughts about French traditional songs… Note: Also listen to episode 112 for my favourite French… Read More →

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Jun 21 2017

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FYW 125 : Indirect speech (Part 2): The (simple) logic to changing the tenses of the verbs

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In this second episode about the indirect speech, I’ll explain what’s called the “concordance des temps” (or “sequence of tenses”). The name may scare you but it’s all actually logical and working the same as in English. So, let’s take a look at some examples and you’ll see what I mean! Note: listen to Part… Read More →

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Jun 28 2017

18mins

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[Replay] FYW 002 : “For” (+ duration): Avoid Saying “Pour” if Possible!

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This common mistake comes from an incorrect translation from English and drives many French teachers to the verge of sanity! (including myself). I hope these explanations and examples will help! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode J’ai étudié à l’université (pendant) sept ans = I studied at university for seven… Read More →

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Mar 06 2019

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FYW 130 : Do you often confuse ” depuis, pendant, il y a”?

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The difference between “depuis, pendant” and “il y a” is often confusing for students of French. In this episode, I’ll clarify how to use these words properly and will give you examples J Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode Il y a 3 jours = 3 days ago J’apprends le… Read More →

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Aug 02 2017

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FYW 073 : France Travel Tips (PART 1): General Tips

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To celebrate summer I’ve prepared for you a series of 3 episodes with my best travel tips for your stay in France! In this episode I’ll cover: how to plan your itinerary and avoid being stuck in traffic, how many “bises” (kisses) you should smack on French people’s cheeks, and much more. Learn false friend… Read More →

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Jun 29 2016

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FYW 153 : French expressions using the verb FAIRE (Part 1)

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The French verb FAIRE is extremely common and used in a wide range of expressions – not only idiomatic expressions. Boost your French vocabulary by learning or brushing up French expressions using the verb FAIRE. I’ll also remind you about the irregular conjugation of the verb FAIRE! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned… Read More →

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Jan 10 2018

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FYW 132 : Need help to choose between “c’est” and “est”?

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Listener Kate emailed me with the following question: “There is something thing I’ve never really had explained to me and which I still get confused about. When in French you use “c’est” instead of “est,” as we would in English?  Any tips on when to use “est” and when to use “c’est” is much appreciated. … Read More →

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Aug 16 2017

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FYW 181 : Listen to a real French lesson! (French session #2)

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Listen to a real French lesson that I recorded This is a new concept to give you the opportunity to have a casual French session on Skype with me, since I can’t commit to recurring lessons anymore. For you, it is a great opportunity to get my personal feedback on your French and ask me… Read More →

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Jul 25 2018

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FYW 183 : Ceci, cela, ça, celui, etc: a guide about using the demonstrative pronouns and adjectives.

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In this episode I’ll explain the difference between the demonstrative adjectives and demonstrative pronouns and will help you choose wisely among all these little words! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode Ce soir, cet homme Cette fille Ces enfants C’est un chien. C’est qui? Qui est-ce? Ce (Ça, ceci, cela)… Read More →

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Aug 08 2018

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FYW 172 : Listen to a real French lesson! (French session #1)

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In this somewhat different episode you’ll get to hear a real French lesson that I recorded with Stephen, a student from Sydney! A few months ago, I introduced a new concept to give you the opportunity to have a casual French session on Skype with me, since I can’t commit to recurring lessons anymore. This… Read More →

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May 23 2018

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FYW 134 : The pronoun “dont” in French

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How and when to use the relative pronoun DONT in French? In this episode, I’ll explain it all, and of course I will give you many examples! Also listen to my explanation about the following pronouns: FYW 019 – Easy Tips on when to use Qui and Que: frenchyourway.com.au/podcast19 FYW 096 – The French Pronoun… Read More →

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Aug 30 2017

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FYW 170 : French pronunciation (3) – How to sound like a native French speaker? Everything you need to know about French pronunciation, intonation and rhythm.

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If you’re putting in a lot of time, effort and money to learn French, chances are that you also want to be able to SOUND it properly. If your pronunciation is poor, French people will struggle to understand you. Worse, they may understand something else – something potentially very embarrassing! To sound like a native… Read More →

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May 09 2018

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FYW 117 : Indirect speech (Part 1): put the right words…in the right order

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Here’s a great question from Robert, a Chinese-speaking listener of French Your Way Podcast about “sentences like ” I don’t know what he will say to me” or ” He didn’t tell me when he would arrive.” While I know that in French we use “ce que” for the “what clauses”, I am not sure if… Read More →

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May 03 2017

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FYW 198 : “J’ai été” or “j’étais”? Passé composé or imparfait?

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In today’s episode I’m answering a question from Donovan: “Can you please give some examples of when to use j’étais versus j’ai été and when to use j’avais versus j’ai eu?  In English, we translate so many things as “was” or “had”, that it’s hard to understand the difference! I’ve tried to find material on… Read More →

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Nov 21 2018

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FYW 115 : Questions in French (Part 2): The different translations of “what…?”

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This episode is the second part of a series about asking questions in French. If you ever travel to France and engage in any interaction with a native French speaker, you’ll definitely need to ask them questions in French! In order to give you the confidence to do so, this episode will focus on the… Read More →

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Apr 19 2017

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FYW 208 : How to say “What happened?” and more: “arriver” vs “se passer” in French

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Listener and student Yaniv asked me to clarify the meaning and use of the French verbs “arriver” and “se passer”. In this episode, you’ll see that, although both verbs have a similar meaning, the structure of the sentence is quite different! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode ARRIVER = (sth)… Read More →

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Jan 30 2019

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FYW 072 : Position of Adjectives (PART 2): un homme pauvre, un pauvre homme

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This is the second and last part of my tips to help you with the order/position of adjectives in a sentence. Remember that French language is full of exceptions and subtleties, which is what makes it so fascinating! In this episode I’ll show you how some adjectives can change meaning depending on whether they’re placed… Read More →

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Jun 22 2016

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[Replay] FYW 037 : How to Pronounce the French R

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Many students struggle with the pronunciation of the French R, so in this episode I will give you some practice exercises and phonetic tips on how to pronounce the French R so that you can sound more French. Unleash the tigeRRR in you! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode Practice… Read More →

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Jun 12 2019

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FYW 119 : “Là-dessus”, “juste dessus”

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Ann would like me to explain how to use adverbs such as “là-dessus”, “là-devant”, etc. She also asked me about expressions like “juste devant”. This is a great opportunity for me to clarify the difference between prepositions and adverbs when we refer to a location and to help you with the structure of your sentence… Read More →

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May 17 2017

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FYW 136 : How to increase your French vocabulary? My best tips

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What is the best way to improve and increase your French vocabulary? If you’ve tried to read in French with the intent of diligently writing down all the new words you see, if you felt slowed down and discouraged by this, you’re not alone! I tried this myself when I started reading in English. Here are… Read More →

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Sep 13 2017

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Des nouvelles de Jessica !

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Dear listeners, I’m sorry I’ve been making you wait for so long. I’ve been receiving a lot of worried messages from you. Don’t worry: Baby, the family and myself are going very well. What have I been doing? Do I plan to come back? Listen to find out! (Spoiler: The answer to the second question… Read More →

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Dec 05 2019

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[Replay] FYW 073 : France Travel Tips (PART 1): General Tips

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To celebrate summer I’ve prepared for you a series of 3 episodes with my best travel tips for your stay in France! In this episode I’ll cover: how to plan your itinerary and avoid being stuck in traffic, how many “bises” (kisses) you should smack on French people’s cheeks, and much more. Learn false friend… Read More →

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Aug 07 2019

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[Replay] FYW 007 : Date, Month, Year, Seasons…and French Poetry

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How to tell the date in French: a bit of French grammar and a poetic bonus as I’ll be reading a famous poem by Verlaine for you: “Chanson d’Automne”… Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode Le 30 mars, le 4 avril, le 7 mai, le 1er (premier) septembre le (+ date)… Read More →

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Jul 31 2019

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[Replay] FYW 001 : Accent circonflexe -That Little Hat on some Letters!

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Learn about the different names given to the French accent circonflexe. I will run you through its different uses and functions. Listen to see if you knew them all…you may well also learn a heap of French vocabulary on the way! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode accent circonflexe /… Read More →

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Jul 10 2019

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[Replay] FYW 024 : How to stay motivated learning French?

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This is a totally different episode where I reply to John, a student and listener who struggles to keep up the motivation to keep learning. John asks for my input and raises many interesting questions which I’m sure many of you have been experiencing too, so I thought this could help you! The two keywords… Read More →

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Jul 03 2019

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[Replay] FYW 067 : Why you shouldn’t say “very delicious” in French

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What’s wrong with saying “Yum, this is very delicious!” or “Wow, this is very beautiful!” Nothing…in English. However, a literal translation of these expressions -along with a few others- doesn’t work in French. Here’s why. Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode Délicieux Super / génial / formidable / merveilleux /… Read More →

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Jun 26 2019

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[Replay] FYW 107 : How to Add French to Your Daily Life

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It is generally agreed that if you want to practice a foreign language, the best thing you can do is to travel to a country where this language is spoken. But, what about the rest of the time? How do you stay motivated and how to practice when you’re not travelling? Here are simple tips… Read More →

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Jun 19 2019

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[Replay] FYW 037 : How to Pronounce the French R

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Many students struggle with the pronunciation of the French R, so in this episode I will give you some practice exercises and phonetic tips on how to pronounce the French R so that you can sound more French. Unleash the tigeRRR in you! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode Practice… Read More →

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Jun 12 2019

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[Replay] FYW 066 : Reading French Books: Where to Start?

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Have you ever read a book in French? Why (or why not)? Once you’ve got some bases in French, I recommend you start trying reading French books and magazines. Why read French books? What basic requirements should you meet before starting to read in French? Where to start with reading in French? I’m sharing my… Read More →

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Jun 05 2019

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[Replay] FYW 147 : How to translate the English “DO” in French?

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If you’re confused about how to translate “DO” in “Don’t you want to do that?” or “I don’t know”, this episode is for you! I’ll give you helpful tips on how to choose the right verb for your sentence and will even expand on your new skill…then you’ll be able to test yourself with a… Read More →

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May 22 2019

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[Replay] FYW 035 : How to Improve your French Listening skills? My best tips!

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I’ve compiled my best tips about how to improve your French listening skills after receiving this question from many of you. If you find it a struggle to hold a conversation in French because you can’t understand the replies, if you think French people speak too fast or if you find that your ear hasn’t… Read More →

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May 15 2019

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[Replay] FYW 019 : Easy Tips on when to use Qui and Que

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Today’s question is from Endre (Norway) who told me he struggled to understand the use of “qui”, “que”, “ce qui” and “ce que”. In this episode, I will focus on giving you an easy tip to choose quickly between “qui” and “que”. I wil also explain why some sentences start with “ce qui” / “ce… Read More →

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May 08 2019

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[Replay] FYW 090 : How to say “I miss you” in French?

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Do you know to use the expression “I miss you” in French? Students often find it quite tricky – the construction of the sentence is very different from English. After my explanation, you should be able to even say much more: “He misses me”, “They miss her”, etc! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words… Read More →

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May 01 2019

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[Replay] FYW 014 : Oops I ate all the lollies – how to pronounce “Tous”

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How to know when to pronounce the “s” at the end of “tous” in French ? This question was submitted by one of my listeners. You can also send me your question from the Contact page and it may be featured in a future episode! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode Tous… Read More →

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Apr 03 2019

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[Replay] FYW 078 : How to Use Your French Dictionary Efficiently

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A dictionary is an indispensable tool that everyone should have on a shelf…on in their pockets. But you need to use it well: you wouldn’t believe how many times I’ve seen students say (or write) things that were not understandable – or worse: very, very embarrassing !- because of an improper choice of word! Understand… Read More →

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Mar 27 2019

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[Replay] FYW 045 : 70, 80 and 90 in French – Why are these numbers so weird?

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As if French language didn’t have enough grammar rules with exceptions, French conjugation tenses and irregular verbs, when it comes to numbers it also seem to go all wrong between 70 and 99. Why is that? How can you remember once and for all how to say 70, 80 and 90 in French and count… Read More →

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Mar 20 2019

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[Replay] FYW 063 : How to improve your French pronunciation: Ask Siri!

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Here’s a great idea to help you work on your French pronunciation! This activity will also make you work on how to ask questions in French and on the pace of your speech: if you pause for  too long, Siri will think that you were done asking your question and you will have to start again!… Read More →

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Mar 13 2019

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[Replay] FYW 002 : “For” (+ duration): Avoid Saying “Pour” if Possible!

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This common mistake comes from an incorrect translation from English and drives many French teachers to the verge of sanity! (including myself). I hope these explanations and examples will help! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode J’ai étudié à l’université (pendant) sept ans = I studied at university for seven… Read More →

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Mar 06 2019

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FYW 211 : Connotations in words

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How does one know if one has been insulting people without knowing? This is an excellent question I received from Tom, a listener who raised the issue with the French words “paysan” vs “fermier”. Listen to my input and definition of these terms as well as more examples! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words… Read More →

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Feb 27 2019

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FYW 210 : “Si” clauses in French: structures and examples

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Many students of French worry about not getting the tenses of their verbs right when they use “si” clauses in French. As a result, I decided to make the structures of the sentences very explicit in this episode, with lots of examples in order to alleviate these worries. If you speak English fluently, you’ll notice… Read More →

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Feb 13 2019

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