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Want to learn French? Join Janina and Joël in this 30-lesson course for beginners. One half of this couple is a language teacher, and the other half is a multilingual native speaker of French. Learn authentic French to meet and greet, talk on the telephone, get around, order at restaurants, shop, deal with emergencies and much more. Want the show notes and more materials for learning languages? Go here: http://reallifelanguage.com/reallifelanguageblog/category/podcasts/french-conversations-for-beginners/

Want to learn French? Join Janina and Joël in this 30-lesson course for beginners. One half of this couple is a language teacher, and the other half is a multilingual native speaker of French. Learn authentic French to meet and greet, talk on the telephone, get around, order at restaurants, shop, deal with emergencies and much more. Want the show notes and more materials for learning languages? Go here: http://reallifelanguage.com/reallifelanguageblog/category/podcasts/french-conversations-for-beginners/
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Want to learn French? Join Janina and Joël in this 30-lesson course for beginners. One half of this couple is a language teacher, and the other half is a multilingual native speaker of French. Learn authentic French to meet and greet, talk on the telephone, get around, order at restaurants, shop, deal with emergencies and much more. Want the show notes and more materials for learning languages? Go here: http://reallifelanguage.com/reallifelanguageblog/category/podcasts/french-conversations-for-beginners/

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Episodes

Graduation Gift Four

10/15/2017
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(18:40) Welcome to French Conversation for Beginners. In this series, you’ve been given more lessons to learn native French. In addition, tonight’s resource is free. You’ll hear a longer, scripted conversation between two men about going to the hairdresser and getting a haircut. There will be exercises afterwards. Let’s learn how to go to the… Read More Graduation Gift Four The post Graduation Gift Four appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:21:56

Graduation Gift Three

10/8/2017
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Last week, we discussed building up relevant vocabulary to get you started right away. Chunking vocabulary focused on communication, phrasebooks and making your own playlists. We’ll expand on that theme with more conversations for beginners. This is called French for Dating: Going Out and Talking to the Babysitter. Whether or not you’re doing to use… Read More Graduation Gift Three The post Graduation Gift Three appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:03:49

Graduation Gift Two

10/1/2017
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Welcome back. We’re sharing free resources on how to improve your language and vocabulary. The more words you know, the easier it is to talk. Sometimes we learn language in categories or themes, such as all the fruits or meats. When you learn words, you can build sentences and become fluent. However, studying by themes… Read More Graduation Gift Two The post Graduation Gift Two appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:06:37

Graduation Gift One

9/24/2017
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Do you want to transform your time on your own into language learning time? Here are some tools to help sharpen your skills and deepen your knowledge of French. While the links are from my Amazon Associates, they are only recommendations of tools and resources I believe in and have used myself. Grammar and Vocabulary… Read More Graduation Gift One The post Graduation Gift One appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:08:39

Week Five Episode Six

9/17/2017
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Week Five Episode Six Welcome to the last episode of French Conversations for Beginners. We hoped you learned some very useful French words and phrases to go shopping, meet people, get transportation, go to a restaurant, and make new friends. We wanted to share some free resources to move forward with French. Dr. Stephen Krashen… Read More Week Five Episode Six The post Week Five Episode Six appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:11:04

Week Five Episode Five

9/10/2017
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Week Five Episode Five Our special guest is Llyane Stanfield from Paris, who now lives in Toronto. She is a classmate in Marie Forleo’s B-School. Her unique method is called J’ouelette, which makes conversation from the beginning. With ten words and three verbs, you can start making conversations. (01:45) Talking to people raises your… Read More Week Five Episode Five The post Week Five Episode Five appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:13:07

Week Five Episode Four

9/3/2017
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Week Five Episode Four In tonight’s episode, our special guest is Lore from Paris and living in Shanghai. She teaches classes online and in person in China. She started on Itaki three years ago while living in Seoul, Korea, then decided to study to become a professional teacher. She returned to France, earned her… Read More Week Five Episode Four The post Week Five Episode Four appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:15:25

Week Five Episode Three

8/27/2017
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Week Five Episode Three Gaëlle is our special guest who’s from Paris and has lived in Brazil for two years. She’ll come back to Europe shortly. She’s visiting for Brazilian ballroom dancing. She stayed longer and met her Brazilian fiancé. Life in Brazil is more difficult compared to Europe, to some country besides France. We’ll… Read More Week Five Episode Three The post Week Five Episode Three appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:21:18

Week Five Episode Two

8/20/2017
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Week Five Episode Two We’ll talk about learning languages online. Guest Justine is from France, is French, and has been teaching languages for 12 years, online for the last 3 years. She teaches on a site called Italki.com. Teachers list their skills and time availablility. A student looking for a French teacher who’s comfortable with… Read More Week Five Episode Two The post Week Five Episode Two appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:14:23

Week Five Episode One

8/13/2017
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Week Five Episode One In this course, you’ve heard French between the American and the Frenchman. We’re going to expose you to different speakers because we have unique speech patterns. You’ll hear two entirely different speakers, a native French speaker and one from Quebec. They’ll make plans, talk about the post office, and speak about… Read More Week Five Episode One The post Week Five Episode One appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:07:56

Week Four Episode Six

8/6/2017
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Week Four Episode Six Today’s lesson is the follow-up to last week’s lesson. That was a throwback to review meeting and greeting, talk about where people are from, building fluency, and the importance of errors. We’ll continue that conversation briefly and then expand on it, discussing family members and possessives. It’s important to be… Read More Week Four Episode Six The post Week Four Episode Six appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:22:20

Week Four Episode Five

7/30/2017
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Week Four Episode Five Welcome to today’s episode. Janina wants to share an old recording of her and Joel to hear a greeting as well as to understand where people are from. When you meet someone for the first time, you’ll each want to know where you’re from. Listening to this recording will also illustrate… Read More Week Four Episode Five The post Week Four Episode Five appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:13:36

Week Four Episode Four

7/23/2017
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Week Four Episode Four In today’s lesson, we’re at a restaurant. There are chickens just outside. Joël’s mother who lives next door wants eggs and for the chickens to eat some of the garbage. Joël was a sommelier for 18 years, which is basically who chooses the wine list, suppliers, pours the wine and… Read More Week Four Episode Four The post Week Four Episode Four appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:14:31

Week Four Episode Three

7/16/2017
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Week Four Episode Three We’re talking about what happens if you get sick in France. (01:00) Discussion about health care in France. Doctor’s offices are private in the UK and health insurance is required. Everyone is eligible for healthcare, but you need to walk to the doctor’s office and be sick enough to receive… Read More Week Four Episode Three The post Week Four Episode Three appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:14:02

Week Four Episode Two

7/9/2017
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Week Four Episode Two In today’s lesson, we’ll talk about making plans with a friend. When people meet up with their friends, there are always things to do in Paris: a movie, a new art exhibition, or theater. London and Paris have great mixes of culture. There are smaller restaurants with young creative chefs… Read More Week Four Episode Two The post Week Four Episode Two appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:14:07

Week Four Episode One

7/2/2017
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Week Four Episode One Let’s talk about shopping in a smaller city in France. There are some shopping centers, but you can find small independent ones, too. Tonight, we’ll talk about how to shop at a big department store where you can buy cosmetics, things for your home, furniture, clothing, a huge range of items… Read More Week Four Episode One The post Week Four Episode One appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:13:36

Week Three Episode Six

6/25/2017
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Week Three Episode Six Welcome back. In our episode tonight, we’ll complain about our hotel room. (02:10) Discussions about finding hotels. (03:45) More discussion about areas of Paris and great hotels there. Important historical people are buried in the Patheon. (05:30) Outside Paris, there are many clean family-owned hotels throughout France. You can stay at… Read More Week Three Episode Six The post Week Three Episode Six appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:16:01

Week Three Episode Five

6/18/2017
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Week Three Episode Five [00:01] Welcome and introduction. [00:31] Labor Day in France is on the first of May. Many people have barbecues and picnics. [01:50] During La Fête du Travail, unions perform demonstrations. [03:20] Example conversation about the first of May in French. [04:04] Explanation of the conversation. [04:50] Phrase-by-phrase translation of the… Read More Week Three Episode Five The post Week Three Episode Five appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:11:02

Week Three Episode Four

6/11/2017
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Week Three Episode Four In today’s lesson, we’ll talk about getting a ticket as the driver of a car. You might speed or park incorrectly. There’s always a fine and sometimes you must go to court. If you aren’t a repeat offender, you may be able to go to a one-day class to get… Read More Week Three Episode Four The post Week Three Episode Four appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:16:42

Week Three Episode Three

6/4/2017
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Week Three Episode Three Today’s scenario involves a locksmith. In Paris, a locksmith costs about 75 euros. In Saint Étienne it would cost about 100 euros. (02:15) Chit-chat (in English) about locksmiths and personal stories about being locked out. (04:45) Setting up the discussion. Communicating in a new language over the phone is more… Read More Week Three Episode Three The post Week Three Episode Three appeared first on Real Life Language.

Duration:00:14:01