Deepen your language skills and knowledge of the French-speaking world through fascinating true stories in easy-to-follow French, with added English for context. From Duolingo, the world's #1 way to learn a language. Hosted by Ngofeen Mputubwele.
L’enfant prodige de la mode (The Fashion Prodigy)
Alphonse Maitrepierre is a talented young designer who worked his way up to many established fashion houses in Paris. After learning from the best, he wanted to design clothes that reflected his vision and commitment to sustainability. But would the fashion world embrace him?
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3ThCPQh.
Un jour de commémoration (A day of remembrance)
A doctor from Guadeloupe dedicates his life to honoring the memory of his island’s enslaved ancestors, and fights to make sure their names will not be forgotten.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3DRItUY.
La chocolatière (The Chocolate Maker) - Revisited
Growing up in Cameroon, Euphrasie Mbambae spent a lot of time on her grandfather’s cacao farm. But it wasn’t until she moved to Belgium that she tasted chocolate for the first time and understood the power of the fruits from her childhood. We recently reached out to Euphrasie and updated her story with new content.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3FnIsJk.
La lutte pour une justice alimentaire (Fighting for Food Justice)
A Montreal resident realizes people in his neighborhood of Saint-Henri West don’t have access to fresh and affordable food. So together as a community, they decide to take matters into their own hands and open a collective grocery store run by and for the people of Saint-Henri West.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3Sa4Ad9.
La coureuse de Bamako (The Runner from Bamako) - Revisited
As a teenager in Mali, Djénébou Dante dodged a string of marriage proposals to pursue her running dreams and represent her country on the international stage. We recently reached out to Djénébou and updated her story with new content.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3MkQK6s.
L'art de la Crêpe (The Art of the Crepe)
A Parisian B&B host sets out on a journey to master the art of making the perfect traditional French crepe. He shares his findings with the world…one crepe at a time.
A transcript of this episode is available at https://bit.ly/3CadWzG.
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