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Graduation Gift Four
21:56

(18:40) Welcome to French Conversation for Beginners. In this series, you’ve been given more lessons to learn native French. In addition, tonight’s resource is free. You’ll hear a longer, scripted conversation between two men about going to the hairdresser and getting a haircut. There will be exercises afterwards. Let’s learn how to go to the… Read More Graduation Gift Four

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Oct 16, 2017
Graduation Gift Three
3:50

Last week, we discussed building up relevant vocabulary to get you started right away. Chunking vocabulary focused on communication, phrasebooks and making your own playlists. We’ll expand on that theme with more conversations for beginners. This is called French for Dating: Going Out and Talking to the Babysitter. Whether or not you’re doing to use… Read More Graduation Gift Three

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Oct 09, 2017
Graduation Gift Two
6:37

Welcome back. We’re sharing free resources on how to improve your language and vocabulary. The more words you know, the easier it is to talk. Sometimes we learn language in categories or themes, such as all the fruits or meats. When you learn words, you can build sentences and become fluent. However, studying by themes… Read More Graduation Gift Two

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Oct 02, 2017
Graduation Gift One
8:40

Do you want to transform your time on your own into language learning time? Here are some tools to help sharpen your skills and deepen your knowledge of French. While the links are from my Amazon Associates, they are only recommendations of tools and resources I believe in and have used myself. Grammar and Vocabulary… Read More Graduation Gift One

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Sep 25, 2017
Week Five Episode Six
11:05

Week Five Episode Six Welcome to the last episode of French Conversations for Beginners. We hoped you learned some very useful French words and phrases to go shopping, meet people, get transportation, go to a restaurant, and make new friends. We wanted to share some free resources to move forward with French. Dr. Stephen Krashen… Read More Week Five Episode Six

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Sep 18, 2017
Week Five Episode Five
13:07

  Week Five Episode Five Our special guest is Llyane Stanfield from Paris, who now lives in Toronto. She is a classmate in Marie Forleo’s B-School. Her unique method is called J’ouelette, which makes conversation from the beginning. With ten words and three verbs, you can start making conversations. (01:45) Talking to people raises your… Read More Week Five Episode Five

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Sep 11, 2017
Week Five Episode Four
15:26

  Week Five Episode Four In tonight’s episode, our special guest is Lore from Paris and living in Shanghai. She teaches classes online and in person in China. She started on Itaki three years ago while living in Seoul, Korea, then decided to study to become a professional teacher. She returned to France, earned her… Read More Week Five Episode Four

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Sep 04, 2017
Week Five Episode Three
21:18

Week Five Episode Three Gaëlle is our special guest who’s from Paris and has lived in Brazil for two years. She’ll come back to Europe shortly. She’s visiting for Brazilian ballroom dancing. She stayed longer and met her Brazilian fiancé. Life in Brazil is more difficult compared to Europe, to some country besides France. We’ll… Read More Week Five Episode Three

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Aug 28, 2017
Week Five Episode Two
14:24

Week Five Episode Two We’ll talk about learning languages online. Guest Justine is from France, is French, and has been teaching languages for 12 years, online for the last 3 years. She teaches on a site called Italki.com. Teachers list their skills and time availablility. A student looking for a French teacher who’s comfortable with… Read More Week Five Episode Two

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Aug 21, 2017
Week Five Episode One
7:56

Week Five Episode One In this course, you’ve heard French between the American and the Frenchman. We’re going to expose you to different speakers because we have unique speech patterns. You’ll hear two entirely different speakers, a native French speaker and one from Quebec. They’ll make plans, talk about the post office, and speak about… Read More Week Five Episode One

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Aug 14, 2017
Week Four Episode Six
22:21

  Week Four Episode Six Today’s lesson is the follow-up to last week’s lesson. That was a throwback to review meeting and greeting, talk about where people are from, building fluency, and the importance of errors. We’ll continue that conversation briefly and then expand on it, discussing family members and possessives. It’s important to be… Read More Week Four Episode Six

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Aug 07, 2017
Week Four Episode Five
13:37

Week Four Episode Five Welcome to today’s episode. Janina wants to share an old recording of her and Joel to hear a greeting as well as to understand where people are from. When you meet someone for the first time, you’ll each want to know where you’re from. Listening to this recording will also illustrate… Read More Week Four Episode Five

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Jul 31, 2017
Week Four Episode Four
14:32

  Week Four Episode Four In today’s lesson, we’re at a restaurant. There are chickens just outside. Joël’s mother who lives next door wants eggs and for the chickens to eat some of the garbage. Joël was a sommelier for 18 years, which is basically who chooses the wine list, suppliers, pours the wine and… Read More Week Four Episode Four

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Jul 24, 2017
Week Four Episode Three
14:02

  Week Four Episode Three We’re talking about what happens if you get sick in France. (01:00) Discussion about health care in France. Doctor’s offices are private in the UK and health insurance is required. Everyone is eligible for healthcare, but you need to walk to the doctor’s office and be sick enough to receive… Read More Week Four Episode Three

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Jul 17, 2017
Week Four Episode Two
14:07

  Week Four Episode Two In today’s lesson, we’ll talk about making plans with a friend. When people meet up with their friends, there are always things to do in Paris: a movie, a new art exhibition, or theater. London and Paris have great mixes of culture. There are smaller restaurants with young creative chefs… Read More Week Four Episode Two

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Jul 10, 2017
Week Four Episode One
13:37

Week Four Episode One Let’s talk about shopping in a smaller city in France. There are some shopping centers, but you can find small independent ones, too. Tonight, we’ll talk about how to shop at a big department store where you can buy cosmetics, things for your home, furniture, clothing, a huge range of items… Read More Week Four Episode One

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Jul 03, 2017
Week Three Episode Six
16:01

Week Three Episode Six Welcome back. In our episode tonight, we’ll complain about our hotel room. (02:10) Discussions about finding hotels. (03:45) More discussion about areas of Paris and great hotels there. Important historical people are buried in the Patheon. (05:30) Outside Paris, there are many clean family-owned hotels throughout France. You can stay at… Read More Week Three Episode Six

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Jun 26, 2017
Week Three Episode Five
11:03

  Week Three Episode Five [00:01] Welcome and introduction. [00:31] Labor Day in France is on the first of May. Many people have barbecues and picnics. [01:50] During La Fête du Travail, unions perform demonstrations. [03:20] Example conversation about the first of May in French. [04:04] Explanation of the conversation. [04:50] Phrase-by-phrase translation of the… Read More Week Three Episode Five

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Jun 19, 2017
Week Three Episode Four
16:42

  Week Three Episode Four In today’s lesson, we’ll talk about getting a ticket as the driver of a car. You might speed or park incorrectly. There’s always a fine and sometimes you must go to court. If you aren’t a repeat offender, you may be able to go to a one-day class to get… Read More Week Three Episode Four

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Jun 12, 2017
Week Three Episode Three
14:01

  Week Three Episode Three Today’s scenario involves a locksmith. In Paris, a locksmith costs about 75 euros. In Saint Étienne it would cost about 100 euros. (02:15) Chit-chat (in English) about locksmiths and personal stories about being locked out. (04:45) Setting up the discussion. Communicating in a new language over the phone is more… Read More Week Three Episode Three

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Jun 05, 2017
Week Three Episode Two
15:46

  Week Three Episode Two If you’re looking to rent an apartment in France, you’ll need to know several important things. You have year-long contracts, and big deposits, such as a two-month security deposit and one month deposit as a fee. The landlord need that money for the cleaning fee. Renting is competitive in Paris.… Read More Week Three Episode Two

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May 28, 2017
Week Three Episode One
14:35

  Week Three Episode One Travelers need to know the minimum language required to check into a hotel. You can survive if you without French, but you’ll get a different level of service if you can speak the language. (01:30) Conversation in French, checking into a hotel. (02:20) Recap: “Alright, then. We’re in front of… Read More Week Three Episode One

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May 22, 2017
Week Two Episode Six
14:46

  Week Two Episode Six Welcome to our episode where we’re at the cafÈ, the place where we meet people we know and get to be social. There’s discussion about Parisian pubs and cafes as well as the food. (04:00) Conversation in French. (04:50) Breaking it down. Janina asks Benny what she’s having. “A tea… Read More Week Two Episode Six

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May 15, 2017
Week Two Episode Five
10:16

Week Two Episode Five We’re talking about buying postcards. Whether you smoke or not, you’ll find yourself going to the shop that sells tobacco, newspapers, candies, postcards, and lottery tickets. (01:50) Conversation involving someone who doesn’t speak French and is looking to buy postcards. (03:00) The conversation started with a nice greeting and what would… Read More Week Two Episode Five

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May 08, 2017
Week Two Episode Four
11:25

  Week Two Episode Four Let’s talk about getting to the train station in France. There are signs but you need to use French and talk to people to get where you’re going. (00:45) Conversation in French. (01:25) Taking the train across down is unpleasant with all the bags, so a taxi is better. There… Read More Week Two Episode Four

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May 01, 2017
Week Two Episode Three
13:09

Week Two Episode Three Today we’ll talk about getting a ride. It’s common to walk around in France or use the train if you don’t want to walk. If you didn’t want to drive or take public transportation, you could call a taxi, wait in the taxi queue, or use Uber in France for them… Read More Week Two Episode Three

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Apr 24, 2017
Week Two Episode Two
15:45

  Week Two Episode Two Today we’ll discuss dinner conversations had at the table. This is a major part of French culture, and so many things happen there. Families catch up and visit. It consists of a salad, something interesting from the market or seafood, the main courses, bread, and cheese. Lunch and dinner will… Read More Week Two Episode Two

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Apr 17, 2017
Week Two Episode One
13:49

  Episode 7 Let’s talk about the pharmacy. We’ll start with a dialogue where the American is not feeling well and is speaking to a pharmacist. There are a few helpful several words and phrases to use when you’re not feeling well. (01:10) In the UK, there’s one store for cosmetics, medications, prescriptions, and hair… Read More Week Two Episode One

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Apr 10, 2017
Week One Episode Six
11:13

  This episode has one double entendre explained in context (possibly explicit). Learn language to shop at the bakery in French. Episode 6 We’ll talk about the bakery, a place to get the best fast French food such as sandwiches, baguettes, candies, cakes, Christmas cakes, pizzas, croissants, brioche (bread with butter and sugar that is… Read More Week One Episode Six

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Apr 03, 2017
Week One Episode Five
17:41

Episode 5 Let’s talk about easy grocery shopping: going to the supermarket and asking quick questions. (01:50) Supermarket conversation in French. (02:38) How to pronounce, “And a kilo of tomatoes.” (03:40) “Is it your turn?” “Yes, I would like lettuce and a kilo of tomatoes.” (04:38) “Here it is. How many tomatoes?” “A kilo.” Europe… Read More Week One Episode Five

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Mar 27, 2017
Week One Episode Four
13:53

  Episode 4 Welcome to Everyday French Conversations for Beginners. Today we’ll talk about language for the train station. You can’t rely on every train station sign in France, since trains are sometimes cancelled unexpectedly at the last minute, or there are worker strikes. You need to be able to talk to others (and ask… Read More Week One Episode Four

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Mar 20, 2017
Week One Episode Three
15:17

  French Conversations for Beginners Episode 3: More language for getting around Welcome back to French Conversations for Beginners. We’ll talk about getting around so that you don’t get lost. You can’t always count on Google Maps. You might not have cellphone data (or a charged battery) when traveling. (02:30) Meeting/greeting and getting around. “Well,… Read More Week One Episode Three

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Mar 13, 2017
Week One Episode One
16:59

  In this episode, you will learn to: *meet and greet in French *understand the difference between formal and informal meeting and greetings *meet and greet in a culturally appropriate way [00:01] Welcome and introduction. [00:20] Differences between formal and informal meetings. [01:08] Formal meet and greet practice. [01:48] Translation and explanation of the formal… Read More Week One Episode One

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Mar 06, 2017
Week One Episode Two
12:33

French Conversations for Beginners: Directions Welcome back to French Conversations for Beginners. Today we’ll talk about how to: *find a place *get directions *learn helpful language for finding your way (01:11) “How to find the supermarket” dialogue. (02:24) Breaking down the pieces of the dialogue. (07:37) Cycling through different words and phrases. Disturb or bother,… Read More Week One Episode Two

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Mar 06, 2017
Episode 00
1:53

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Mar 05, 2017