Learn French by Podcast (education)
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The Trump presidency is nearing the mid-term elections in November. Mr Trump – arguably more than any other American president – has polarised opinions. Let’s talk about the first half of his mandate and what has being going on in recent weeks.

Direct download: 195-Trump-presidency.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 7:10pm UTC

Traditionally, French high school graduates have been guaranteed public university places, regardless of the grades achieved in their baccalauréat. This, however, has resulted in very high drop-out rates. It is hoped that, from 2018, proposed reforms will result in a more efficient means of access to university. Let’s talk about all this. C’est parti!

Direct download: 194-reforme-final-mixdown.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 6:11pm UTC

Britain’s vote to withdraw from the European Union was widely controversial and continues to be so. Brexit – from a French perspective – is at the centre of our conversation this time. 

Direct download: 193-final-mix-180404.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 3:50pm UTC

The transfer of Brazilian footballer, Neymar, smashed all records in terms of the colossal sums of money involved. Are such sporting investments really justified? Let’s talk about that.

Direct download: 192-final-mix_mixdown-1.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 9:15am UTC

Our lesson this time was inspired by a recent article entitled “Have smartphones destroyed a generation?” A provocative title indeed, but one that got us thinking. C’est parti!

Direct download: 191-final-mix_mixdown.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 3:24pm UTC

Our lesson this time - for Advanced learners – focuses on the stunning rise to the French presidency of the youthful Emmanuel Macron at just 39 years of age. How, exactly, did he manage to pull off such a victory? Let’s discuss.

Direct download: 190-mixdown-4.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 3:29pm UTC

A listener wondered if we could do a lesson on the basis of a traffic accident. So that’s what we’ve done : we’ve simulated a discussion on the basis of a minor accident that did actually occur recently at our end. Let’s start with a conversation: then we’ll look closely at the vocabulary.

Direct download: 189-accident-de-la-route_mixdown.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 10:28am UTC

The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Accord on climate change caused consternation worldwide, not least as almost all countries signed up to its terms in 2016. Let’s talk about the decision of the U.S. administration to withdraw. We’ll discover how to make use of a whole range of interesting vocabulary. C’est parti!

Direct download: 188-final.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 3:37pm UTC

In some countries, particularly the U.S., a university education has become so expensive that some wonder if it is even worth going to college at all, any more. Let’s start with a conversation. Then we’ll come back and look more closely at some key vocabulary.

Direct download: 187a-diplomes-universitaires.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 4:16pm UTC

It’s holiday season, a time of year when we might discuss a film or TV series we’ve seen. That’s the subject of our conversation this time. First, let’s talk about a French production called ‘Spiral’.

Direct download: 186-spiral_mixdown.mp3
Category:Education -- posted at: 11:32am UTC