39 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

    • Education
    • 4.2 • 47 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.

    212 — Taylor Swift : rencontre avec des fans — mercredi 15 mai 2024

    212 — Taylor Swift : rencontre avec des fans — mercredi 15 mai 2024

    Last week, American star Taylor Swift performed at La Défense Arena, Europe’s largest indoor concert venue. She had four concert dates, the last of which was this Sunday. La Défense is a four-minute train journey from our house. Lisa and I made the trip to meet some of the singer’s fans. 
    We met two very nice young women who agreed to share their impressions on the podcast. Lucie who had been to the concert the day before and Céleste who was going to attend the concert. 
    You’ll hear them in today’s episode.

    And in the notes that come with the transcript, we’ll focus on certain details of these conversations that are typical of natural French as it is spoken today. 


    Of course, there will also be a sentence to repeat. The power of this exercise is the subject of my last article on the podcast blog. Have you read it yet? 


    So, if you want to add a natural touch to your conversations in French, and enjoy all the positive effects of having the exact text of the episode, I invite you to subscribe to the Cultivate Your French transcript at www.cultivateyoufrench.com.

    The subscription costs 4 euros a month and each new subscriber receives the 10 latest episodes.

    • 5 min
    211 —Grâce à Ami, je ne conduis plus la nuit — mercredi 8 mai 2024

    211 —Grâce à Ami, je ne conduis plus la nuit — mercredi 8 mai 2024

    I had a dream that came back often at night, a recurring dream: I was driving a car and I was afraid of being caught by the police because I didn’t have a licence. ‘I’ve got to stop driving without a licence’, I said to myself every time in this dream. But I couldn’t stop myself and I regularly found myself driving illegally. 
    Now the recurring dream has disappeared and I think I’ve understood why, thanks to Ami. 


    In this episode, you’ll find out who Ami is. 


    And in the transcript that comes with the notes, we’re going to look at two verbs that come up several times in this episode, two verbs that we use a thousand times a day. What strategy should we adopt to learn how to conjugate them? That’s what we’re going to look at together.  We’ll also look at a sentence to repeat out loud, and I’ll explain why I chose it. 


    So if you want to improve your French a thousand times over,  and enjoy all the positive effects of having the exact text of the episode, you could subscribe to the Cultivate Your French transcript at www.cultivateyoufrench.com.

    The subscription costs 4 euros a month and each new subscriber receives the 10 latest episodes.

    • 6 min
    210 — Une aventure à Saint-Ouen — mercredi 1er mai 2024

    210 — Une aventure à Saint-Ouen — mercredi 1er mai 2024

    Little by little, I began to hate our sofa. I used to dream of a Habitat sofa, which I tried out in the Avenue de Wagram shop in Paris. But at the end of 2023, the Habitat shops closed, taking my dream of a white sofa with curl fabric with them. 
    I recently had the idea of looking for a Habitat sofa on Le Bon Coin. You can find anything on Le bon coin: furniture, tools, clothes, a job or even a home. Well, I found a Habitat sofa that might suit me, only the seller wasn’t at home in Saint-Ouen on the date. I still had the old Saint-Ouen in mind, but I discovered something completely different, but did I get my sofa? You’ll soon find out. 


    In the notes that come with the transcript, we’re going to dwell on the elements of the text that speak of time and duration, because we always need to situate in time what we’re talking about. Of course, we’ll also take a look at three expressions or turns of phrase that may go unnoticed, but which are actually worth noticing. 
    So, to take the time to cultivate your French at your own pace and enjoy all the positive effects of having the exact text of the episode, you could subscribe to the Cultivate Your French transcript at www.cultivateyoufrench.com.


    The subscription costs 4 euros a month and each new subscriber receives the 10 latest episodes.

    • 6 min
    209— Vacances au pays des maisons bleues — mercredi 24 avril 2024

    209— Vacances au pays des maisons bleues — mercredi 24 avril 2024

    Last week we were on holiday. We needed the perfect destination for this school holiday: to be in the countryside for a change of scenery, but not too far from a big city and other tourist attractions. I didn’t know whether the girls would have a lot of work or not. So I thought about the Strasbourg area. I really liked the city last year when I went there for the kung fu competition. So I found a gîte in a village half an hour from Strasbourg. 
    We were warmly welcomed by the owners.
    The lady had prepared an Easter speciality for us: a kind of sponge cake with a slight lemon flavour in the shape of a lamb. 
    In this episode, I tell you about our holiday in Alsace. 
     
    In the notes that come with the transcript, we’ll take a look at three very natural expressions in French. These are words or turns of phrase that you don’t necessarily notice, but which are typical in French. 
    I’ll also share with you my collection of photos of blue houses and we’ll talk about colours: what are the most common colours in French, what are their shades, how do we talk about colours, how do adjectives agree. 


    So if you want to colour up your French and improve it at the same time, and enjoy all the positive effects of having the exact text of the episode, you could subscribe to the Cultivate Your French transcript at www.cultivateyoufrench.com. The subscription costs 4 euros a month and each new subscriber receives the 10 latest episodes.

    • 7 min
    208 — mercredi 17 avril 2024 — À Versailles avec Lorena, dans les jardins du château (RERUN-REDIFFUSION)

    208 — mercredi 17 avril 2024 — À Versailles avec Lorena, dans les jardins du château (RERUN-REDIFFUSION)

    A few weeks ago, during the summer, my friend Lorena and I went to Versailles. We were given the permission to record for the podcast in the gardens. Maybe one day, we will get it to record in the castle itself. 
    We went to Versailles by train, it’s 30 minutes away from Gare Saint-Lazare. 
    Did Louis XIV make the most of the gardens? This is the question I asked Lorena. 


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

    • 7 min
    207 — mercredi 10 avril 2024 — Quelques pas sous escorte (REDIFFUSION (RERUN)

    207 — mercredi 10 avril 2024 — Quelques pas sous escorte (REDIFFUSION (RERUN)

    The episode that you are going to hear today was written in September 2013. I read a few days ago, as I was searching for conjugation examples for the advanced French podcast One Thing In A French Day. I didn’t remember that little adventure and found it funny. That day, I was searching for a big one litter bottle at Le vieux campeur. This is a famous shop for camping equipment. In Paris. It’s also famous because, it’s not one shop but a maybe 5 or 6 different shops in the same neighbor hood. Each shop has its speciality, backpack, tents, ustensils, etc. 
    Unfortunately, we lost the bottle last year. 


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

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

tisfortoni ,

Great for listening skills

This is the perfect podcast for intermediate French learners trying to improve listening skills. I usually listen to each episode at least twice until I understand nearly every word. I also like hearing other people’s accents besides hers. Trains the ear!

Butter-lover! ,

Very profitable!

French expressions are difficult to master! This podcast is a great service to serious lovers of French

vickmeister ,

BEST podcast for intermediate French-speakers!

Great podcast subjects - all very useful. She includes basic verbs and vocabulary as well, so the conversation is easy to follow. This has helped me with my vocabulary and my accent. Listening to this even just once a week is a great refresher so I can keep up with my French.
(Suggestion to Laetitia - could you include a two-sided conversation with a male? It would help to hear voices from a man and a woman.)

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