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Le saviez-vous? - L'histoire de la dictée - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia explains the importance of dictation exercises for learning French. Now an essential teaching tool in the classroom, dictation was originally a pastime for French nobility. The author Prosper Mérimée created a dictation exercise for Empress Eugénie that stumped even the brightest intellectuals. Think you can beat them? Try it yourself here.

Elisa et Mashal - Les fringues View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Elisa has just gone clothes shopping and is showing off her purchases to Mashal, who helps her put some outfits together.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - À la recherche de mon passé - Part 4 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Julia doesn't remember anything of her life with her husband and hopes that her brother Jean will help her recover her past. She's very troubled by the shocking revelations she receives from both her brother and her husband.

Le saviez-vous? - La tradition de la Chandeleur - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia continues her series on the feast of Candlemas, which in France is centered around the crêpe. Due to its round shape and golden color, the crêpe was a symbol of the sun in pagan times.

Michel Sardou - Comme d'habitude

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Michel Sardou sings one of his hit songs, "Comme d'habitude" (As Usual). If it sounds familiar to to you, it may be because Frank Sinatra used the melody for his own hit song, "My Way."

Claire et Philippe - Mon morceau de piano View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Philippe composed a short piano melody for Claire. After playing it for her, he teaches her some basic chords.

Le saviez-vous? - L'histoire de la dictée - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

It took two hundred years to standardize French spelling before it could be taught in schools using a method called la dictée (dictation), in which a student writes out the words he or she hears. As a matter of fact, this is the exact same principle behind Yabla's Scribe game!

Marie & Jeremy - Et si on se rencontrait ? View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Viewer Discretion Advised

"Marion" and "Samuel" (aka Marie and Jeremy) meet for the first time in person after chatting online. While Samuel is smitten with Marion, Marion isn't nearly as impressed with him, to say the least.

Sophie et Patrice - Les endives au jambon - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Sophie and Patrice come up with some variations on their simple but hearty meal of endive with ham. They briefly consider opening a restaurant, but as Patrice points out, cooking for forty-five people is a lot harder than cooking for two.

Le saviez-vous? - La tradition de la Chandeleur - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Patricia delves into the festival of la Chandeleur, or Candlemas, which takes place on the second of February. In France, la Chandeleur is traditionally celebrated by eating crêpes.

Amal et Caroline - Montmartre View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Amal and Caroline visit the iconic Montmartre district and the Sacré-Cœur basilica, built in the late nineteenth century. The basilica is a place where people used to worship martyrs.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - À la recherche de mon passé - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Julia meets with her brother, the person most familiar to her, though her memories are still vague. Later, her husband shows her a photo album to jog her memory, but she can't focus. She's convinced she was pushed down the stairs on the night of her accident.

Sophie et Patrice - Les endives au jambon - Part 1 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Patrice gives Sophie the recipe for endives au jambon (endive with ham), a simple but filling dish he learned from his father. Try it at home!

Bicloune - Magasin de vélos à Paris

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Bicloune is a unique bicycle shop in Paris with a wide variety of models, from antique bikes from 1905 to contemporary foldable ones. Audrey Hepburn supposedly used to ride a bicycle like one found in this store.

Le saviez-vous? - Le quartier du Vieux Nice View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Come visit the neighborhood of Vieux Nice (Old Nice), with its charming village atmosphere and interesting architecture. You will notice a definite Italian influence in this French city near the Italian border.

Marie & Jeremy - Le bijou View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

France

Jeremy promises Marie a jewel of her choice for her birthday, but then manipulates her using a multitude of excuses and a thick layer of flattery. Marie might not get what she's promised, but you'll get some shiny new vocabulary to use during your next shopping trip in France!

Le saviez-vous? - Karine Rougier présente son art - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Advanced Advanced

France

Karine Rougier invited several artists to participate in her exhibition revolving around the poem "Heart Piece" by Heiner Müller. All the paintings and sculptures are linked together by a common theme, as she explains in this video.

Le Jour où tout a basculé - À la recherche de mon passé - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

France

Julia feels totally out of place and ill at ease. As she doesn't remember anything of her past, she has to rebuild connections with even the most familiar faces, such as her husband and her best friend.

Le saviez-vous? - Gérard raconte les Phocéens à Antibes View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

France

Gérard tells us about the history of Antibes, which goes back to the Phocaeans. Those ancient people always consulted an oracle before undertaking a voyage into the unknown to conquer new territories.

Sophie et Patrice - Chiffres et nombres - Part 2 View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

France

Sometimes numbers like cent (hundred) and quatre-vingts (eighty) take an S at the end, but other times they don't. Others, like mille (thousand), never take one. Sophie and Patrice explain these and other rules of writing numbers in French in this video.

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