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Lionel - à Lindre-Basse - Part 4 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel and his cousin Jean-Pierre continue their visit to the Lindre-Basse area with its amazing natural surroundings. The ponds teem with fish and birds for a while before being drained and then used for cultivation, which in turn will enrich the soil after they're refilled.

Le saviez-vous? - Les expressions à ne pas prendre au pied de la lettre - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

In the second installment on French expressions not to be taken literally, Patricia discusses the phrase se faire l'avocat du diable (to play devil's advocate).

Louane Emera - Maman View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

In this melancholy piano ballad, Louane Emera confesses her doubts and fears to her late mother. "Everything will start again in the spring," she sings, "except indelible loves."

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mes grands-parents sont infidèles - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Louise is doing all she can to rescue her grandparents' marriage. She doesn't want them to throw away the forty-two years they had together. She storms off to talk to her grandmother, having had no luck with her grandfather.

Lionel - La ville de Toul View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel is in Toul, twenty-seven kilometers from Nancy in the northwest of France. This small medieval town has a pretty riverside port and a magnificent Gothic cathedral called Cathédrale Saint-Étienne. Don't miss Lionel's signature pun at the end of this video!

Le saviez-vous? - Les expressions à ne pas prendre au pied de la lettre - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Some expressions are not be taken literally, as they would not make a lot of sense. For example, vider son sac—literally, "to empty one's bag"—actually means something entirely different. Find out the real meaning of vider son sac and its origin in this video!

Lionel - à Lindre-Basse - Part 3 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel and Jean-Pierre talk about fish farming in the pond of Lindre-Basse. This practice dates back to the Middle Ages with an order of soldier-monks called the Knights Templar.

Le saviez-vous? - Le mode subjonctif View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

In this video, you will learn when to use the subjunctive mood in all kinds of everyday situations. Whenever you express a doubt, an uncertainty, or a wish, the subjunctive mood is usually required.

Voyage en France - Montmorency - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Daniel takes us to Montmorency, a historic town in the Paris region that dates all the way back to the ninth century. Among many other attractions, the town features a public garden dedicated to Lucie Aubrac, one of the most famous figures of the French Resistance during World War II.

Lionel - à Lindre-Basse - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel and Jean-Pierre try to find their bearings along the Lindre pond. Luckily they have a compass! Jean-Pierre will teach you how to use a compass and explain the difference between true north and magnetic north.

Voyage en France - Chambourcy View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Discover Chambourcy with Daniel Benchimol. Chambourcy is a small town on the outskirts of Paris that is full of charming surprises. An interesting garden called Le Désert de Retz will take you back through time with eclectic constructions reminiscent of extinct civilizations.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mes grands-parents sont infidèles - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

"What I want is to travel and see something else other than your face, your cabbages, your carrots, and your turnips!" Sylvette shouts at her husband René, who recently retired. She dreams of traveling; all he wants is to stay home and tend his garden. Sylvette hopes that going on a cruise together will help put things right between them.

Lionel - à Lindre-Basse - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel and his cousin Jean-Pierre visit a nature park in the Saulnois region with some interesting wildlife. Storks are a major attraction in the region. Unlike other storks, these storks don't migrate, but stay year-round.

Le saviez-vous? - Le mode du conditionnel View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia explains the conditional mood in the past and present tense.

Demain - Trailer

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Cyril Dion, Mélanie Laurent, and their crew set out to discover how people are trying to make the world a better place. They travel to Reunion Island, Finland, Belgium, India, Great Britain, the United States, Switzerland, Sweden, and Iceland for their documentary Demain (Tomorrow).

Le saviez-vous? - Conjugaison au futur simple de l’indicatif View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Let's talk about the future with Patricia. She will show you how to conjugate verbs in the simple future of the indicative.

Stromae - Je cours View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Belgium

Belgian singer Stromae sings "Je cours" (I Run) from his first studio album, Cheese. The song's cryptic lyrics seem to be a reflection on his music career.

Lionel - Le Parlement Européen - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel takes us to the European Parliament gardens, where statues of colorful saxophones representing different countries are scattered around the grounds for the enjoyment of visitors.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - Mon père n'est pas mort - Part 9 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

After the death of their dad, Adèle and Guillaume have become fast friends. Guillaume even went to visit Adèle on one of her humanitarian missions. She no longer works with her mother, but the two have repaired their relationship.

Lionel L - La réforme du français View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Lionel discusses the French Academy's latest spelling reform, which includes such modifications as removing the i in oignon (onion) and the circumflex in coût (cost). There's been a fair amount of backlash against the reform, though the changes are only recommended, not mandatory.

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