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LanguaTalk Slow French: Learn French With Gaëlle | French podcast for A2 & above

French, Education, 1 season, 98 episodes, 1 day, 11 hours, 54 minutes
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Learn French with Gaëlle, an experienced French teacher. 99% in French and designed for students with a basic level (A2) or higher. Gaëlle speaks slowly to make it easier to understand. If you have an intermediate level, you can always increase the playback speed in your app. Each week, you’ll improve your French whilst also learning about French culture, society, history, and much more. Go to LanguaTalk.com/frenchpod to read an interactive transcript of each episode as you listen. This will help you follow along and allow you to study the sentences. For lessons with Gaëlle (if available) or other tutors: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
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La crise des vins de Bordeaux

In this episode, Gaelle reveals a silent but important crisis in the world of French wines. If famous bottles of Chateau-Margaux are ever so expensive, the same story is not true of the more ordinary Bordeaux wines, which have been struggling to sell in recent years. You will understand why this crisis is hitting a lot of winegrowers hard and what solutions have been put in place. Check out Langua, a cutting-edge AI platform to help you become fluent in French: https://languatalk.com/french-AI-chat?via=gaelle You can find an interactive transcript for this episode on Langua, and you can see the vocab list here: https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a free trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
4/4/202424 minutes, 13 seconds
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Biographie - la Veuve Clicquot

In this episode, Gaelle talks about the woman behind the world famous champagne, Veuve Clicquot. The first woman to ever be at the head of a champagne company, in the XIXème century where men largely dominated, she is an inspirational figure. With this episode you will discover her incredible story and how her legacy is still alive nowadays. Check out Langua, a cutting-edge AI platform to help you become fluent in French: https://languatalk.com/learn-french-faster You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
3/21/202427 minutes, 59 seconds
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Le Salon de l’Agriculture

In this episode, Gaelle explains the importance of the Agricultural Show that takes place every year at the end of February near Paris. In the context of the farmers crisis this year, this event was especially important for the political world. With her explanations, you will understand where this tradition originated and why the French president always spends a day there, between a glass of wine and a cow’s butt. NEW: Check out Langua, our groundbreaking platform to help you become fluent in French: https://languatalk.com/learn-french-faster You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
3/7/202429 minutes, 21 seconds
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Phonétique - prononciation “plus”

In this episode, Gaelle explains how to pronounce the little word “plus” - which annoyingly can be pronounced 3 different ways: [plu], [pluS] or [pluZ]. You probably won’t be able to say it correctly straight away, but at least you will know the rules behind it. NEW: Check out Langua, our groundbreaking platform to help you become fluent in French: https://languatalk.com/langua/podcasts?language=french&query= You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
2/22/202415 minutes, 56 seconds
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Mardi-gras et le carnaval

In this episode, Gaelle talks about two traditions typical of February and March: Mardi-Gras and Carnaval. She explains where they originate from, how they were celebrated back in the days and what is left from those traditions nowadays. It all started from a journey down memory lane for Gaelle, when blurry flashbacks of her childhood came rushing back. NEW: Check out Langua, our cutting-edge software to help you become fluent in French: https://languatalk.com/langua/podcasts?language=french&query= You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
2/8/202423 minutes, 19 seconds
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Le prix Goncourt

In this episode, Gaelle talks about the most famous French literary prize, le prix Goncourt. You will discover how books are selected, who makes up the jury, and why it means so much to authors and publishers. But because nothing is never black and white, you will also hear about the little scandals that took place over the years and tarnished the prize’s reputation. NEW: Check out Langua, our cutting-edge software to help you become fluent in French: https://languatalk.com/langua/podcasts?language=french&query= You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
1/25/202424 minutes, 10 seconds
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Interview avec Mélanie - être professeure en lycée professionnel

In this episode, Gaelle interviews Mélanie, a teacher in a vocational high school in France. Together they explain the purpose of such an educational environment, which students it is aimed at, as well as the stigma surrounding it and the difficulties of the job. NEW: Check out Langua, our cutting-edge software to help you become fluent in French: https://languatalk.com/langua/podcasts?language=french&query= You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
1/11/202428 minutes, 29 seconds
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Edith Piaf

In this episode, Gaelle presents the life of the world famous singer: Edith Piaf. Everyone is familiar with her most famous song, “La vie en rose”, but few really know who she was and where she came from. She sang about love so beautifully following a lot of hardship and broken heart. NEW: Check out Langua, a cutting-edge AI tool to help you become fluent in French. Pro version limited time offer: Get 50% off your first month using the code FRENCHPOD50. Try Langua here: https://languatalk.com/langua?oc=true You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
12/28/202327 minutes, 44 seconds
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la bûche de Noël

In this episode, Gaelle introduces you to THE christmas dessert in France: the Christmas log. It’s on every table, for every family. It can be made with chocolate, raspberry or lemon ice cream. But do we even know why French people eat a dessert in the shape of a piece of wood? Listen to this episode to find out. And if you want to learn a bit of patisserie vocabulary, Gaelle gives you the traditional recipe at the end. NEW: Check out Langua, our cutting-edge software to help you become fluent in French: https://languatalk.com/langua/podcasts?language=french&query= You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
12/14/202321 minutes, 45 seconds
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Aller chez le médecin en France

In this episode, Gaelle explains how to navigate the French health system when you are sick. From the first step of finding the correct health professional to the last one of getting the correct medication, she explains what French people have to do to be seen and get better. You will understand what “mutuelle”, “carte vitale” and “médecin traitant” mean, and who pays what when the bill comes. NEW: Check out Langua, our cutting-edge software to help you become fluent in French: https://languatalk.com/langua/podcasts?language=french&query= You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
11/30/202326 minutes, 9 seconds
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L’économie de partage ou collaborative

In this episode, Gaelle explains the concept of the sharing economy, also called collaborative consumption. From its utopic beginnings in California to the giants that have now emerged like AirBnB and Uber, you will get a clear understanding of the principles and how it has evolved in the past 15 years. Gaelle will also tell you about France, where the concept is applied widely, with some national startups that are still true to the initial values. NEW: Check out Langua, our new software to help you become fluent in French (free whilst in beta, freemium later): https://languatalk.com/stream?oc=true You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
11/16/202326 minutes, 29 seconds
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Enfants et double culture

In this episode, Gaelle interviews Eirini, a Greek citizen who has been living in France with her Greek husband for the past 5 years. They have 3 children, the youngest was born in Paris. Eirini explains how they manage the “double culture” and languages at home, as well as what they do to preserve their Greek origins whilst encouraging their children to navigate French society. NEW: Check out Langua, our new software to help you become fluent in French (free whilst in beta, freemium later): https://languatalk.com/stream?oc=true You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
11/2/202321 minutes, 17 seconds
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Les choses bien en Angleterre dont la France devrait s’inspirer

In this episode, Gaelle talks about 3 aspects of English culture that she really likes and that she wished existed in France. She talks about charity shops and open mindedness, then finishes on a more serious note with the issue of street harassment, which is a major problem in France. NEW: Check out Langua, our new learning software (free whilst in beta, freemium later):⁠⁠ https://languatalk.com/langua?language=french&duration=&user_filters=&oc=true⁠ You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via ⁠https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod⁠ Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: ⁠https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
10/19/202327 minutes, 9 seconds
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Grammaire - différence entre “juste” et “venir de”

In this grammar episode, Gaelle explains the difference between “juste” and “venir de”, which are both translated by “just” in English, making it difficult for English speakers to understand the difference. NEW: Check out Langua, our new learning software (free whilst in beta, freemium later):⁠ https://languatalk.com/langua?language=french&duration=&user_filters=&oc=true You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
10/5/202326 minutes, 54 seconds
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Louis Braille et son alphabet

In this episode, Gaelle introduces you to a French inventor who revolutionized the world for blind people in the 19th century: M. Louis Braille. You will hear about his extraordinary personal story and how he came to create a brilliant and universal alphabet, still in use nowadays by blind and visually impaired people. NEW: Check out Langua, our new learning software (free whilst in beta, freemium later):⁠ https://languatalk.com/langua?language=french&duration=&user_filters=&oc=true You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
9/21/202327 minutes, 4 seconds
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La série Netflix “Plan Coeur”

In this episode, Gaelle talks about the French series, “Plan Coeur” (or “the Hookup Plan” in its English version). If you like easy romantic comedies, this episode is for you! Gaelle gives you her honest opinion about the series, its flaws and strengths, and why in the end, she recommends watching it. NEW: Check out Langua, our new learning software (free whilst in beta, freemium later): https://languatalk.com/langua?language=french&duration=&user_filters=&oc=true You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
9/13/202324 minutes, 14 seconds
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La ville de Saint Etienne - Interview avec Julie

In this episode, Gaelle interviews Julie to talk about the city of Saint Etienne. Located in the middle of France and for a long time considered the rival of Lyon, St Etienne has a fascinating industrial history. And after a tough few decades, the city managed to reinvent itself into a design city. Julie talks so warmly of it that you will want to organise a trip to see it for yourself. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
8/24/202327 minutes, 17 seconds
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La ville de Lille - Interview avec Leila

In this episode, Gaelle interviews Leila to talk about the northern city of Lille. Famous in the past for its mining and textile industry, Lille went through a dry spell during the deindustrialisation era. But as you will discover with Leila, the city is now thriving again and is resolutely moving towards a brighter future. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
8/17/202326 minutes, 22 seconds
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La ville de Dijon - Interview avec Solène

In this episode, Gaëlle interviews Solène to talk about the city she lives in: Dijon. Located between Paris and Lyon, capital of the region “Bourgogne”, where the internationally famous wine is produced, Dijon and its surroundings have a lot to offer. After listening to this episode you might want to go and buy yourself some good wine… You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
7/27/202326 minutes, 3 seconds
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Les vacances d’été, c’est sacré

In this episode, Gaelle talks about the French summer holidays and why, if you try to visit the country in the month of August, you might find yourself in a deserted country (if you are not in the hotspots like the Mediterranean coast). You will learn how French people like to spend their summer holiday and why this holiday is so long. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
7/13/202326 minutes, 52 seconds
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Phonétique - gens/jeune/jaune

In this episode, Gaelle focuses on 3 French words that sound very similar, and are hard to pronounce and dissociate for many people. In order to help you, she explains each difficult sound individually and then goes through 3 exercises to hear the differences between them. So don’t forget to take a pen and paper to write down your answers! You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
6/29/202319 minutes, 1 second
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Le cannabis en France

In this episode, Gaelle talks about a controversial topic: cannabis. France is one of those paradoxical countries where people do consume quite a lot of it but where the law is strict and unforgiving. She will also explain the subtle difference between depenalisation and legalisation and tell you where French politicians stand on that specific point. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
6/14/202324 minutes, 38 seconds
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Kirikou et la sorcière

In this episode, Gaelle talks about a wonderful French animated movie called “Kirikou et la sorcière” (Kirikou and the Sorceress). Beyond the beautiful story and graphism, this movie has deeply changed the French animated world and set a precedent which would inspire generations to come. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
6/1/202325 minutes, 41 seconds
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Avoir un enfant en France (0 à 10 ans)

In this episode, Gaelle dives into the wonderful world of having children. Having lived in England for many years, she came to the conclusion that the French system for young kids was actually a very decent one, with its solid childcare options for example. But she also noticed the differences during the pregnancy and birth process, with which France doesn’t always shine. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
5/17/202330 minutes, 59 seconds
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Venir travailler en France - interview d’André Troiano

In this episode, Gaelle interviews André, a Brazilian doctor who lives in Australia and who studied and worked in France for 3 years. He talks about his experience in Paris as a researcher, how difficult it was to meet people, speak the language and find a flat. With his non-native accent, Andre’s French might be harder to understand but it’s an excellent training to improve your listening skills.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
5/4/202323 minutes, 32 seconds
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Obsolescence programmée

In this episode, Gaelle describes a very common and unsustainable practice: programmed obsolescence. You might not be familiar with the words, but its reality is in your daily life: when your laptop stops working after 4 years, when your printer refuses to print more pages even though you still have ink left, … But the great news is that France is the first country in the world to try to tackle the issue. You will hear all about it in this episode.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
4/20/202326 minutes, 30 seconds
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Simone de Beauvoir

In this episode, Gaelle talks about the famous French author, feminist and philosopher: Simone de Beauvoir. Simone wrote “le deuxième sexe” and is considered the mother of the Second feminist wave. But as you will discover, there is more to Simone de Beauvoir than this extraordinary essay. Both her intellectual and love lives are fascinating.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
4/6/202327 minutes, 1 second
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La série '10 pour cent'

In this episode, Gaelle talks about a very popular French series that managed the impossible: to gain worldwide recognition and even win an Emmy Award! The series is called “10%”, or “call my agent” in its international version, and is available on Netflix so you will have easy access to it if Gaelle manages to convince you to watch it.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
3/22/202323 minutes, 15 seconds
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Sentir, se sentir & ressentir

In this episode, Gaelle explains the differences between 3 very similar verbs: sentir, se sentir et ressentir. They are all translated by “to feel” in English, but in French they are used in different contexts.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpodYou can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod
3/9/202317 minutes, 9 seconds
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La réforme des retraites en France

In this episode, Gaelle tackles a difficult topic: the project of the French government to change the retirement system, and the massive protests that have followed. As simply as possible, she explains how the French pension system works, why the government decided it was necessary to partially modify it and why the French people, in their vast majority, disagree.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
3/3/202326 minutes, 29 seconds
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Les Misérables, de Victor Hugo à West End

In this episode, Gaelle talks about the iconic French novel “les Misérables”, written in the 19th century by Victor Hugo. You will learn about the story, its many layers and themes, as well as understanding the man behind the book. In the second part, you will travel to the West End, London, and its famous musical tradition, but also to Hollywood where Les Misérables was adapted for the cinema.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
2/9/202327 minutes, 34 seconds
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Qui est français?

In this episode, Gaelle talks about a touchy subject: French nationality. How can we be French? Is being born in France enough or do we need to have at least one French parent? And how are non-white French people perceived? And if you like football, it all started with the World Cup in Qatar and the composition of the French team.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
1/26/202326 minutes, 5 seconds
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ça vs il (les pronoms neutres)

In this episode, Gaelle tries to clarify a grammatical point: the neutral pronouns. If you have no idea what “ça” or “ce” are, or if you think you can translate “it” by “il” everytime, this episode is made for you. You’ll finally understand the mysterious “c” at the beginning of every “c’est”!You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
1/12/202323 minutes, 22 seconds
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Le gratin Dauphinois

In this episode, Gaelle will make you hungry. She will talk about a special wintery dish, a favorite of hers, called “gratin dauphinois” (and give you the secret recipe!). How could you resist the temptation of this simple but delicious dish of potatoes and cream? And what’s even better, the dish is full of interesting historical facts, feeding both your stomach and brain at the same time. Enjoy!You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
12/29/202222 minutes
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Les éternels débats de Noël

In this episode, Gaelle reveals some of the most controversial debates in French society around… Christmas! Who said Christmas should be peaceful, magical and lovely? In France, we are born to have heated arguments about… pretty much everything. So Father Christmas, the Christmas tree and even the turkey will be no exception.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
12/15/202225 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mariage et PACS à la française

In this episode, Gaelle talks about weddings, marriage and civil union. Weddings in Western countries tend to be pretty similar, but there are some things that make a French wedding different from any other. You will also see when France finally gave the same right to same sex couples and what the reactions were in French society.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
12/1/202225 minutes, 58 seconds
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Faux amis: confus, confortable, supporter et course

In this episode, Gaelle presents you 4 French words that are commonly mistaken for their English version. But fear not! With clear explanations and a lot of examples, you should understand when to use them.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
11/17/202220 minutes, 12 seconds
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Vivre en couple avec un Français

In this episode, Gaelle interviews Eibhlin, an Irish woman who is in a relationship with Edouard, a French man. They live in Paris together. How is it to live with someone with a different language, a different culture? Is it easy to speak with French people? And in truth, are French men that romantic? You’ll learn all this and more in today’s episode.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
11/3/202224 minutes, 20 seconds
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Les Français sont-ils écolos?

In this episode, Gaelle talks about climate change, the environment and plastic bags. Can we say that French people are green? Are they pulling their weight when it comes to changing their behavior to have a lighter impact on the environment? Are recycling and taking reusable bags to the shops going to make a difference?You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
10/20/202224 minutes, 21 seconds
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Jamel Debbouze, acteur et comique

In this episode, Gaelle talks about Jamel Debbouze, a French Moroccan artist, famous for his humor and his unmistakable posture with his disable hand. Icon of the 2000’s for his roles in “Amelie” and “Astérix and Obélix - mission Cléopâtre", you should check him out if you like French comedy and humour. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
10/6/202221 minutes, 42 seconds
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Indicateurs de temps (en, il y a, pendant, depuis, ça fait, dans)

In this episode, Gaelle goes back to basics and explains 6 different time indicators. From the common trap of “depuis” (which doesn’t only translate “since”) to the lesser known “ça fait”.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
9/22/202221 minutes, 17 seconds
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Les journées européennes du patrimoine

In this episode, Gaelle talks about a major cultural event happening all across Europe every year in September: the European Heritage Days.  It started in France in 1984 and is now a major event, with millions of people going. Clear your calendar, you have some exploring and visits to do!You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
9/8/202219 minutes, 24 seconds
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Série de l’été - ville de Montpellier

This episode is the last of a four-part summer series to give you the urge to travel in France. Gaelle interviews Catherine to talk about Montpellier, a beautiful medieval city in the South of France. You will learn that French is not the only official language in this part of the country and that if you want to come to France to study, Montpellier should be on the top of your list.
8/25/202218 minutes, 11 seconds
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Série de l’été - ville de Nice

This episode is the third of a four-part summer series to give you the urge to travel in France. Gaelle interviews Isabelle to talk about Nice, a famous French city on “la Côte d’Azur”, the French Riviera on the Mediterranean sea. You will learn that Nice hasn’t always been French and that there is more to do than just sunbathe on the beach.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
8/18/202220 minutes, 34 seconds
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Série de l’été - ville de Nantes

This episode is the second of a series of four, a summer special to give you the urge to travel in France. In this episode, Gaelle interviews Sylvaine to talk about Nantes. You will hear about the rich (and not always glorious) history of the city, with its duchess, slave trade and famous LU biscuits. Warning: after hearing this episode, you might have a terrible urge to go to Nantes and see for yourselves the famous “machines de l’île”. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
8/11/202226 minutes, 36 seconds
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Série de l’été - ville de Lyon

This episode is the first of a series of four, a summer special to give you the urge to travel in France. In this episode, Gaelle interviews Lea to talk about their home city: Lyon. You will hear about the history of the second largest city in France, the touristic trails you can follow, and some first hand tips if you want to enjoy some hidden gems like a local.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
8/4/202223 minutes, 40 seconds
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La crise de la moutarde

In this episode, you will be baffled to hear that there is a mustard crisis in France and that French people take it very seriously. Gaelle investigated the situation and discovered that behind a seemingly minor issue actually lay two very serious problems. After listening to this, French mayonnaise will never taste the same.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
7/28/202218 minutes, 39 seconds
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Chanson “Balance ton quoi” de Angèle

In this episode, Gaelle talks about (and sings!) a French song by the artist Angèle, which was top of the charts in France, Belgium and Switzerland in 2019. Behind the pop phenomenon hid profound and meaningful lyrics denouncing sexism and harassment.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
7/21/202218 minutes, 33 seconds
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La situation politique en France

In this episode, Gaelle tries to give you a simple and clear account of what is currently happening in French politics. French citizens are unhappy, inflation is flaring up, the president has lost his majority at the Parliament and the threat of political paralysis is high. But why? You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
7/14/202220 minutes, 4 seconds
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Parler au futur

In this episode, Gaelle helps you put the future tenses into practice. First, you’ll quickly revise how to conjugate the near future and simple future tenses. Then you will hear some real life examples. So next time you want to tell your French colleague about your plans for the weekend, you won’t go blank!You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
7/7/202223 minutes, 27 seconds
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Le festival d'Avignon

In this episode, Gaelle talks about one of her favourite cultural event in France: a theatre festival that takes place in July in the superb city of Avignon. If you love plays and live art in general, this festival is for you. You will hear about its origins back in 1947 and the bubbly and uplifting atmosphere that takes hold of the city every summer.
6/30/202220 minutes, 52 seconds
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Brigitte Bardot

In this episode, Gaelle talks about the life of an iconic French woman: Brigitte Bardot. A famous actress in the 50’s and 60’s, activist for animal protection later on, Brigitte Bardot (B.B. as she was known back then) is hard to put in a box. Come and discover the many layers of her personality and career.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
6/23/202224 minutes, 26 seconds
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Vivre en Martinique - Interview with Soledad

In this episode, Gaelle interviews Soledad, a young woman born in France but who grew up in La Martinique. Her personal experience enlightens us to the reality of life in one of France's overseas territories (Outre-Mer). Is the culture the same? Does she feel French? Are the opportunities the same? A fascinating conversation to complement the 2 episodes released on Outre-Mer in previous weeks.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
6/16/202225 minutes, 31 seconds
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N’importe quoi

In this episode, Gaelle explores a very useful and versatile expression: n’importe quoi. From showing your embarrassment to strongly disagreeing with someone, you can place it in almost any conversation.
6/9/202215 minutes, 17 seconds
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La fête de la musique

In this episode, Gaelle tells you everything about “la fête de la musique”, a musical event that happens every year on the 21st of June. This year we are celebrating its 40th anniversary. And as this French event has now spread worldwide, there’s a good chance there’s one organised near where you live!You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
6/2/202219 minutes, 47 seconds
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Les Outre-Mer (partie 2)

This episode is the second (and final) part of our mini series talking about “Outre-Mer” - French overseas territories. In this episode, Gaelle takes you far from the picturesque postcard image of an island with coconut trees to tell you about the traumatic past of those old colonies, and the tensions that are still present.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
5/26/202224 minutes, 7 seconds
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Les Outre-Mer (partie 1)

In this episode, Gaelle focuses on a French oddity: the existence of French territories around the world. If you thought France was only a European country, then you need to listen to this episode. Martinique, Guyane and La Réunion (to name only a few) are part of France. You’ll learn why this is the case, and how it works.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
5/19/202222 minutes, 48 seconds
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Common mistakes: visiter et rencontrer

In this episode, Gaelle helps you correct two very common mistakes with the verbs “visiter” and “rencontrer”. She explains where the mistakes are coming from and what verbs to use instead.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
5/12/202211 minutes, 56 seconds
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La tarte Tatin

In this episode, Gaelle will make you salivate! Discover with her the legendary “Tarte Tatin”. With its layers of apples cooked in caramel and the important upside down cooking process, you will want to eat one at the end! If so, this is not a problem - Gaelle even gives you the recipe.😍You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
5/5/202219 minutes, 44 seconds
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Le système scolaire en France

 In this episode, Gaelle tells you everything you need to know about the French schooling system. Whether you are planning to move to France with your children, or you are just curious about how French kids get their education between the age of 3 and 18, this episode will hopefully make it clearer to you.  You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod 
4/28/202227 minutes, 23 seconds
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Lilian Thuram

In this episode, Gaelle introduces you to an inspiring French man: Lilian Thuram. A famous international footballer and major intellectual against racism, Lilian Thuram is a multi-faceted personality who deserves to be better known. And don’t worry, you don’t need to like football to enjoy this episode.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
4/21/202220 minutes, 32 seconds
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Le verbe “manquer”

In this episode, Gaelle reveals the mysteries of the verb “manquer” (to miss) which is usually so hard for foreigners to use. If you want to finally be confident when you say “I miss you”, this is the episode for you.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
4/14/202217 minutes, 44 seconds
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Film L’Auberge espagnole et le programme Erasmus

In this episode, Gaelle talks about an iconic French movie of the 2000’s: L’Auberge espagnole, which can be translated as “the Spanish inn”. This movie is very important in French pop culture and it was a breakthrough moment for the actors, Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou. It will make you want to go to Spain for a university exchange, even if your uni years are long behind you.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
4/7/202221 minutes, 38 seconds
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Les élections présidentielles

In this episode, Gaelle explains the job of the French President and how he is elected. In the context of the presidential elections coming up mid-April 2022, it’s the perfect time to finally understand what this is all about.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
3/31/202223 minutes, 26 seconds
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Découvrir un métier - sage femme

 In this episode, Gaelle interviews Margaux, a French midwife. She asks her what brought her to this profession and what is the reality of the job. The long hours, the beauty of a healthy newborn, the stress of an emergency, the happiness of new parents. Being a midwife is full of ups and downs and Margaux shares it all with you.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
3/24/202219 minutes, 6 seconds
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Trop, chaud, grave and other cool words

In this episode, Gaelle presents you with 5 slang words that French people use all the time. So if you want to finally understand what “mais trop!” or “c’est clair!” mean, you are on the right episode.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
3/17/202215 minutes, 20 seconds
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Etre végétarienne en France

 In this episode, Gaelle talks about her personal experience being vegetarian in a country famous for its foie gras, coq au vin and boeuf bourguignon. As you’ll hear, even if things are slowly changing, it’s still not easy.  You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod 
3/10/202221 minutes, 56 seconds
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Les catacombes

In this episode, Gaelle talks about a unique place to visit in Paris: the catacombs. Filled with old bones, neatly arranged in piles and walls, these underground tunnels are quite the sensation. But what lies beneath it? Why do they exist and what is their history? That’s what you will discover in this episode.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
3/3/202219 minutes, 55 seconds
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Les Restos du coeur

In this episode, Gaelle presents to you one of the most beloved and popular charity associations in France: “les Restos du coeur”. She tells you how it started back in 1985 with the comic Coluche, what their missions are and how they fund it all.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
2/24/202223 minutes, 38 seconds
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Rentrer, revenir, retourner

In this episode, Gaelle explains the difference between 3 similar verbs: rentrer, revenir and retourner. If you think they all mean “to come back” and you never know which one to choose, this is the episode for you.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
2/17/202215 minutes, 52 seconds
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Le pronom iel

In this episode, Gaelle introduces you to the new French revolution that has taken place in the dictionary ‘Le Robert’: the introduction of the new subject pronoun, “iel”. She explains in which contexts you can use it and why it has created such a heated debate in French society.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
2/10/202223 minutes, 16 seconds
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Josephine Baker

In this episode, Gaelle presents to you the wonderful Josephine Baker, an American-French black woman, born in 1906, dead in 1976 and recently admitted to the Pantheon in France. You will understand why the French president decided to give her a posthumous honour, and discover the different aspects of her colorful personality.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
2/3/202224 minutes, 30 seconds
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#25 Découvrir un métier - danseur et chorégraphe

In this episode, you’ll hear an interview with Yoann, a young French dancer and choreographer. He talks about his incredible journey from his local dance school to the Opéra de Paris, and what it takes to create an hour-long dance show from scratch.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
1/27/202221 minutes, 32 seconds
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#24 Les registres de langue

In this episode, Gaelle explains the 3 different styles of speech that exist in French and that people use depending on their cultural background and their audience. You will even have a little game at the end to see if you can recognise which style is used. If you want to learn slang words to say “chaussure” and “voiture”, this is the episode for you!You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
1/20/202217 minutes, 51 seconds
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#23 La banlieue - partie 2

In this 2nd episode on ‘la banlieue’, Gaelle explains the origins of the French banlieue from the 20s, and the reasons behind its slow and predictable decay. She also talks about a few solutions that the government is currently trying out and gives somes film suggestions to complete the picture in your heads.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
1/13/202224 minutes, 20 seconds
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#22 La banlieue - partie 1

In this episode (part one of two), Gaelle explains what “banlieue” means. It’s commonly translated as “suburb” but it’s actually more complicated than that. You’ll understand the two opposite realities hidden behind the word and why “banlieue” is so strongly linked to violence in people’s minds. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
1/6/202218 minutes, 6 seconds
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#21 La tradition de la galette des rois

In this episode, Gaelle will tell you everything you need to know about a festive dessert, available in France only in January: la galette des rois. You will understand where it takes its origins from, what a “fève” is, and how serious this tradition is for businesses like bakeries. But more importantly, you will finally understand why grown-ups go under the table as if they were 4 years old, playing hide-and-seek.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via https://languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpodLooking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
12/30/202120 minutes, 4 seconds
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#20 Un film culte: la tour Montparnasse infernale

In this episode, Gaelle will introduce you to a French movie: la tour Montparnasse infernale. An iconic movie for a whole generation, don’t expect a masterpiece but be prepared to laugh. You will need an open mind and to forget what you know about great French Cinema to appreciate this comedy. You will also get to learn about a famous comic duo: Eric et Ramzy.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
12/16/202119 minutes, 48 seconds
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#19 Simone Veil

In this episode, Gaelle introduces you to a key French female figure of the 20th century: Simone Veil. Born in 1927, she was caught in the horror of the Second World War and survived a concentration camp. When she came back to France, she set herself to work in politics. Still to this day, her name is famous. Discover why in this episode.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
12/9/202121 minutes, 25 seconds
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#18 Raconter une journée au passé

In this episode, Gaelle gives you real life examples of how to talk about your weekend or your day at work. Because when you want to have a friendly chat with colleagues or friends, talking about your past day/week/holiday is common. Gaelle will also highlight the differences between “passé composé” and “imparfait” to try to help you use them accurately.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
12/2/202119 minutes, 39 seconds
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#17 Découvrir un métier - bénévole

In this episode, Gaelle interviews Laure, a French woman currently unemployed and who decided to use her free time to do some good and volunteer. Laure talks about the association she volunteers for, what she does there, and explains why she loves it. You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
11/25/202117 minutes, 53 seconds
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#16 Le français oral - contractions et disparitions

In this episode, Gaelle gives you some handy tips that’ll help you understand French people and sound more French. Oral French is quite different from written French and you need to be able to spot the contractions and missing letters.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
11/18/202112 minutes, 18 seconds
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#15 Stromae, un artiste à écouter

In this episode, Gaëlle takes you down a musical path to meet a famous Belgian singer: Stromae. You will learn where his stage name comes from, what he’s been up to for the past 6 years since he left the musical world, and you’ll finally understand the lyrics of his famous “Alors on danse” song.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
11/11/202125 minutes, 44 seconds
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#14 L’énergie nucléaire en France

In this episode, Gaelle talks about the nuclear strategy chosen by France as its main source of energy and electricity. She explains why the country has made this unique choice and what problems result from it.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
11/4/202123 minutes, 45 seconds
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#13 Pourquoi la Joconde est-elle au Louvre?

In this episode, Gaelle takes you on an adventure between France and Italy, Renaissance and modern time. She explains why the most famous painting in the world - La Joconde (or Mona Lisa) - is in le Louvre museum in Paris. And she talks about the fascinating relationship between a French king and an Italian artist, Leonardo da Vinci.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
10/28/202120 minutes, 18 seconds
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#12 Gourmand, bêtise et autres mots intraduisibles

In this episode Gaelle introduces you to 5 new words that are quite unique to the French language, words that can’t be translated into English without using long paraphrases. You will understand the meaning of: dépaysement, gourmand, la rentrée, flâner et bêtise.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
10/21/202114 minutes, 27 seconds
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#11 La méfiance vaccinale en France

In this episode, Gaëlle will try to understand why French society seems so opposed to vaccines. In the land of Louis Pasteur, the distrust toward jabs, and even more so against the Covid vaccines, can seem incomprehensible. Gaëlle will go through the facts and explain the different factors leading to such distrust.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
10/14/202122 minutes, 42 seconds
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#10 Découvrir un métier - médiathécaire

In this episode, Gaëlle interviews a special guest - Elisabeth, a “médiathécaire” (librarian). You will learn what she loves about her job, how the library works in terms of its budget, employees and goals. She will even give you her special recommendations if you want to challenge yourself and start reading a novel in French!You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
10/7/202121 minutes, 42 seconds
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#9 L’art du pain et du fromage en France

In this episode, Gaëlle will “vous mettre l’eau à la bouche” (make your mouth water) by talking about two all time favourite French foods: cheese and bread. You will discover that good bread is all about the flour you use; and if you don’t want to give a heart attack to your French host, you had better learn how to properly cut a piece of cheese.😉You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
9/30/202124 minutes, 14 seconds
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#8 Les BDs (bandes dessinées)

In this episode, Gaëlle explores a literary style, typical of France and Belgium, the “bande dessinée” or “BD”. You will discover the drawn world of Astérix and Tintin and finally understand why a “BD” isn’t the same thing as a comic. Gaelle will even make some personal recommendations in case you want to give it a go and buy your first bande dessinée.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
9/23/202121 minutes, 41 seconds
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#7 Liaison et élision

In this episode, Gaëlle focuses on phonetics and explains two phenomena commonly used in French and vital to be understood: “la liaison” and “l’élision”. You will understand when to use them and more importantly, how to pronounce them!  With easy and repetitive examples, you'll be able to copy her and practice your beautiful French accent.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
9/16/202123 minutes, 14 seconds
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#6 The life of Coco Chanel

In this episode, Gaëlle tells you the story of one of the great French women - Coco Chanel, creator of the world-famous brand. In this short biography, her life will be revealed to you. Both the glorious and the shameful. Because no one is perfect...You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
9/9/202119 minutes, 19 seconds
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#5 Habitudes alimentaires

In this episode, Gaëlle discusses the specificities of a French meal and the French habits around the table. It’s common knowledge to say that French people have amazing food and a true passion for the subject and here you will understand what makes it so special and why French people still have a 2-hour lunch break.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
9/2/202117 minutes, 41 seconds
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#4 La tour Eiffel

The Eiffel Tower...everyone knows its shape and instantly thinks of Paris when seeing it. But did you ever wonder why this big metal structure exists?  In this episode, Gaëlle goes back in time and starts at the origins of this monument, unfolding the story all the way to the current period, where it’s now the perfect symbol of France.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
8/26/202121 minutes, 48 seconds
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#3 Femmes françaises

In this episode, Gaëlle tackles stereotypes about French women. Are they really all slim and elegant ? Do they smoke 20 cigarettes a day whilst letting their hairy armpits get some fresh air on Parisian terraces? The truth will finally be revealed!You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
8/19/202121 minutes, 44 seconds
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#2 Faux amis: actuellement et finalement

In this episode, Gaëlle helps you with two tricky words: “finalement” and “actuellement”. Through examples and translations in English, you will understand why they are “false friends” and how you should really use them.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
8/12/20218 minutes, 17 seconds
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#1 Lupin

In this episode, Gaëlle talks about the French series “Lupin”, produced by Netflix and “must see” of 2021. If you haven’t watched the series yet, don’t worry, no spoilers will take place :) Instead, you will discover the books which inspired the series and the reasons behind this huge success.You can get free vocab lists as well as read an interactive transcript (which highlights the words as they're spoken) whilst listening via Languatalk.com/blog/podcast/french?via=frenchpod.Looking to learn French fast with a tutor like Gaëlle? Meet a tutor for a trial session here: Languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
8/12/20219 minutes, 40 seconds
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Trailer - LanguaTalk Slow French

Welcome to LanguaTalk Slow French. This short trailer explains what the podcast will cover and how it can help you learn French.For lessons with Gaëlle (if available) or other tutors: https://languatalk.com/french-tutors-online?via=frenchpod
8/11/20212 minutes, 8 seconds