Learn French by Podcast is an exciting series of French lessons for everybody. Work with high-quality audio podcasts in your own time and at your own pace. Want to clarify some details? Something you couldn't quite understand? Then download comprehensive PDF Guides which elucidate all the finer points. Learn French the fun way.
210: ‘Que penses-tu de chatGPT? Faut-il en avoir peur?’
Since the launch of chatGPT in November 2022, everyone is talking about it. Some are in awe of its potential while others go so far as to say that it represents an existential threat. Let’s talk about this technological evolution in this lesson.
209 : Vers une société sans argent liquide
It seems we are inexorably headed towards a cashless society. It is not uncommon now for some retailers to even refuse cash payments. What are the consequences of this development? Let’s talk about it.
208 : ‘Les garçons ne pleurent pas’
In this lesson, we will hear Bertrand’s thoughts on a book he has just finished reading. But we are going to discover that the book’s title isn’t really true.
207: J'ai eu le covid.
People were starting to feel invincible. After over two year’s of covid, they were saying to themselves: ‘it’s over – we can get back to normality’. But covid is still circulating. Let’s start with a conversation.
206: De retour au bureau - à temps partiel
After nearly two years, we are seeing a gradual return to the workplace. Working from home – travailler de sa maison – has presented both advantages and disadvantages.
205: Le monde appartient à ceux qui se lèvent tôt!
Some people are early-risers while others are night owls. In this lesson, we discuss an adage which makes the bold claim that people who fall into the first category are at an advantage.
This podcast is great for intermediates. Beginners should go and learn basic verbs/conjugations first, etc. (I recommend Duolingo as a place to start).
I’m not sure here but I assume there are no transcripts for these lessons? I play the episodes in half-speed as I’m still learning how to detect subtle phonetic differences between words but then I hear words that I don’t recognise.
As someone who is still only intermediate, I find it difficult to estimate how some words are spelt based on how they’re pronounced, so at times, I’m left not knowing the word and how to research it. I feel like a transcript or a glossary would really help!
En tout cas, good podcasts!
I subscribed to this podcast about 2 years ago and recommend pre-paying for a pack of their pdfs so that you can download the sheets with vocab that suit your level. I recommend LFBP to my students studying French at Plymouth University. Certain episodes are perfect as homework activities in preparation for the Listening Exam at the end of term.
Great learning resource.