40 episodes

Do you want to improve your listening skills and comprehension of the French as it is spoken in France?
You’re right, it’s very motivating to understand well when someone talks to you.
With Cultivate Your French podcast, things go smoothly.
First, I, Laetitia, read the text that I have chosen from One Thing in a French Day slowly, with clear articulation.
Then I read the text to you at a normal speed.

Cultivate your French - Slow Frenc‪h‬ Laetitia Perraut

    • Language Learning
    • 4.4 • 11 Ratings

Do you want to improve your listening skills and comprehension of the French as it is spoken in France?
You’re right, it’s very motivating to understand well when someone talks to you.
With Cultivate Your French podcast, things go smoothly.
First, I, Laetitia, read the text that I have chosen from One Thing in a French Day slowly, with clear articulation.
Then I read the text to you at a normal speed.

    CYF 063 — mercredi 3 mars 2021 — Trois rencontres avec Mélanie Thierry

    CYF 063 — mercredi 3 mars 2021 — Trois rencontres avec Mélanie Thierry

    In France, there is a franco-german TV channel. It’s called Arte. Everything is different on Arte. It’s a cultural and european channel. 


    A few weeks ago, the show En Thérapie started on Arte who produced the show with 2 famous filmmakers : Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache . It’s an adaptation of an israelian TV show. And the title can be translated by « In treatment ». Each episode takes place on a different day of the week and is about the session of a character with Docteur Dayan, a psychiatrist. On Mondays, it’s Ariane. She’s a doctor and works at the hospital. The show starts right after the November 2015 Paris attacks. 


    The show has a tremendous success in France. Maybe because we all feel like we need to speak as life is so different these days. In today’s episode, I’m going to tell you about how the actress that plays Ariane showed up different times in my life this month. 


    My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France. I have also been running the podcast One Thing In A French Day since 2006


    All the information about the transcripts, notes and photo is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

    • 7 min
    CYF 062 — Mercredi 24 février 2021 — Pauline est allée au théâtre

    CYF 062 — Mercredi 24 février 2021 — Pauline est allée au théâtre

    Sometimes, we get very good at understanding a language. It’s the beginning of something new, something very pleasant and rewarding. The ear catches whole sentences, we get good at understanding videos on the Internet, movies in French etc.  

    But sometimes, we set aside how to improve our speaking of that language. And I don’t think this is a good plan.

    So, as in last week episode, today the aim is that you train yourself to talk. I have recorded this dialogue between my friend Pauline and I. She tells me about the play her husband and her  had seen the day before. First you are going to hear the dialogue.

    Then, to make things more practical, you will also hear only my lines. With the other part of the dialogue left blank,you will be able to act as if you were Pauline telling me about your evening at the theater!

    You are listening to Cultivate Your French podcast, ONE slow french episode every week. 


    My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France. I have also been running the podcast One Thing In A French Day since 2006


    All the information about the transcripts, notes and photos is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

    • 6 min
    CYF 061 — Mercredi 17 février 2021 — Chez le fromager

    CYF 061 — Mercredi 17 février 2021 — Chez le fromager

    It’s a great thing to improve your understanding skills, this way you can be ready for the next step which is « talking in French ». Yes, talking! Never forget to talk, it’s important ! But, you have to be ready. To train yourself to your next visit to France, today’s episode and next week’s episode are about talking in French. 


    Today, you will come with me to the cheesemonger. Yes, don’t you remember what’s on your shopping list? Camembert, Beaufort and goat cheese. And you know that once inside the shop you might be tempted to buy something else too. 


    Are you ready? You are in Paris, queuing outside the little shop. Some customers go out and it’s your turn to go inside. It smells good! 
    First you are going to hear the dialogue between my friend Pauline, who plays the cheesemonger, and myself, the customer. 
    Then, to make things more practical, you will also hear only the cheesemonger lines. With the other part of the dialogue left blank,you will be able to act as if you were the customer at the fromagerie!

    You are listening to Cultivate Your French podcast, ONE slow french episode every week. 


    My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France. I have also been running the podcast One Thing In A French Day since 2006


    All the information about the transcripts, notes and photos is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

    • 6 min
    CYF 060 — mercredi 10 février 2021 — À l’Extra Brut, cave à Champagne, avec Benoît Melendez

    CYF 060 — mercredi 10 février 2021 — À l’Extra Brut, cave à Champagne, avec Benoît Melendez

    In January, I had the chance to meet a wine professional in Paris, his name is Benoît Melendez. He has a shop, L’extra brut. Does it give you any clue about the kind of wine he sells? yes? He sells wines, but particular ones : he sells Champagne and only Champagne! In this shop, which is also a « Bar à Champagne » you can drink Champagne at the bar with some food or buy a bottle to bring home. Of course, the « bar » is closed for the moment but the shop is opened. So on cold winter day, I walked from Saint-Lazare station to rue Condorcet, in South PIgalle, to meet Benoît Melendez. You have to imagine me in his shop, surrounded by nice bottles, seated on a bar stool made of wood, in front of a very smiling man who really loves his work. 
    So, in today’s episode, you are going to hear Benoît Melendez talking about Champagne! 

    Cultivate Your French podcast, ONE slow french episode every week. 
    My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France. I have also been running the podcast One Thing In A French Day since 2006
    All the information about the transcripts, notes and photo is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com
    L’Extra Brut : 19 Rue Condorcet, 75009 Paris
    http://lextrabrut.com/

    • 7 min
    CYF 059 — mercredi 3 février 2020 — Felicia étudie la Révolution française

    CYF 059 — mercredi 3 février 2020 — Felicia étudie la Révolution française

    My second daughter Felicia is in 4e; it’s the third year of collège. She is now thirteen years old. The 4e is not an easy grade. She works a lot so I have the impression that we never see her. Sometimes she appears to take a slice of kougelhopf for goûter. She seems to enjoy it then she looks at the clock and says that it’s time for her to go back to work. In today’s episode, you are going to hear more of Felicia’s appearances and disappearances and how we get clues of what she is studying.

    You are listening to Cultivate Your French podcast, ONE slow french episode every week.
    My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France. I also run the podcast One Thing In A French Day since 2006
    All the information about the transcripts, notes and photo is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

    • 6 min
    CYF 058 — Mercredi 27 janvier 2021 — Une journée remplie de vert

    CYF 058 — Mercredi 27 janvier 2021 — Une journée remplie de vert

    My name is Laetitia, I’m French, I live just outside Paris and I share with you a small slice of my daily life here in France. I also run the podcast One Thing In A French Day since 2006
    All the information about the transcripts, notes and photo is available at www.cultivateyourfrench.com

    In December, I could not find my Carte Vitale when I needed it. The Carte Vitale allows to directly send by Internet a note of the expense that you had at a doctor, a dentist, etc to the Social Security. Then you get, directly on your bank account, a partial reimbursement of the expense. I couldn’t find mine, but I remembered that I had given it to Pietro when he had gone to the dentist with Felicia. No, he told me, I don’t have it, I gave it back to you when I came back. 
    So, my card was somewhere at home. My bigger worry was to have thrown it away by mistake. I told Pietro that it was his fault, because he had given it back to me not at a proper moment. Yes, I admit this was unfair! I tried not to worry to much. But one night, something happened… this is what you are going to hear in today’s episode.

    • 5 min

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A great way to just tune into the language. Spoken at a good pace

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