Episode 8 – French Essentials#2 – Stop confusing Bon and Bien

Welcome to the eighth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. Let’s start 2016 with some French! I wish you all the best for this new year and I hope you will fill it with language learning. To kick-start it, today we will cover two words that learners usually don’t really know how to use. I’m talking about “bon” and “bien”.  We will cover tips to choose wisely and to understand why we use what we use depending on the situation. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • Mistakes to avoid
  • Cheat words to swap to instantly know whether to use “bon” or “bien”
  • A cheat sheet to download with the tips from today’s episode
  • A challenge for you to shine

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Episode 7 – Asking questions about work like a native

Bonjour à tous,

Welcome to the seventh episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. I know that in my previous post, I told you that this episode would be the second part of my French Essentials serie, but I changed my mind in the meantime and really wanted to do a follow-up of the third episode where we talked about introducing ourselves like real French people. I thought that doing a single episode about self-introduction and basically about proper French social chit-chat wasn’t enough.

As for the last episode, do you remember my little challenge? I would like to thank Elias, Ruth, and Danielle for their answers. You did great and right! Congrats to the 3 of you. I’m so happy you joined me here.

In this Episode

  • Which phrases are real French and which aren’t
  • How to be polite even where you’re not interested
  • How to ask for details gracefully
  • A cheat sheet to download with the tips from today’s episode

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Crash course in French for the holidays

Bonjour à tous,

I felt a bit creative this week and I made you an infographic that gathers all the essential information you need when you don’t know any French but still want to be able to get around without any trouble. It will cover common phrases like ordering a meal or asking for directions. I even put a few curses! You never know, they could come up handy when faced with a rude person.

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Episode 6 – French Essentials#1 – Stop confusing C’est and Il est

Bonjour à tous,

Welcome to the sixth episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. This episode was created hearing my advanced students make this mistake over and over again. I’ve decided that it was time to end the confusion and help choose correctly between “c’est” and “il est”.  In today’s episode, you will see that it’s a trap easy to avoid. We will cover tips to choose wisely and to understand why we use what we use depending on the situation. Stay tuned!

In this Episode

  • Real tips and explanations
  • Use the two constructions like a boss
  • A cheat sheet to download with the tips from today’s episode
  • A challenge for you to shine

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Episode 3 – Introduce yourself like a native

Welcome to the third episode of the French Blabla podcast where we will cover tips to increase your fluency while boosting your way of learning. In today’s episode, we will go back to the first lesson ever that you took in French.  You remember when you learnt how to introduce yourself? I’m sure you only repeated “Je m’appelle” and I’m afraid this is not what natives would say.

In this Episode

  • Ways to introduce yourself
  • Say bye bye to artificial French
  • How to behave when you meet somebody

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