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I’m Jessica, a native French teacher from the Champagne region here to help you learn French and discover the French language. You may know me from the French Voices Podcast (a series of interviews in French for the more advanced learners). If you are curious about the French language, this podcast is for you. Expand your French vocabulary and improve your French grammar in a way that is both easy and memorable. How? By connecting bridges between French and English languages to make learning more efficient! Discover the origins of some French words and French expressions, examples of related words and get a new understanding of common mistakes made by students. It doesn’t matter whether you’re at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level in French. I have no doubt that you will learn from these mini French lessons. So, get on board and learn French with me! Join the community at http://frenchyourway.com.au. Submit your own questions to podcast@frenchyourway.com.au

I’m Jessica, a native French teacher from the Champagne region here to help you learn French and discover the French language. You may know me from the French Voices Podcast (a series of interviews in French for the more advanced learners). If you are curious about the French language, this podcast is for you. Expand your French vocabulary and improve your French grammar in a way that is both easy and memorable. How? By connecting bridges between French and English languages to make learning more efficient! Discover the origins of some French words and French expressions, examples of related words and get a new understanding of common mistakes made by students. It doesn’t matter whether you’re at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level in French. I have no doubt that you will learn from these mini French lessons. So, get on board and learn French with me! Join the community at http://frenchyourway.com.au. Submit your own questions to podcast@frenchyourway.com.au
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I’m Jessica, a native French teacher from the Champagne region here to help you learn French and discover the French language. You may know me from the French Voices Podcast (a series of interviews in French for the more advanced learners). If you are curious about the French language, this podcast is for you. Expand your French vocabulary and improve your French grammar in a way that is both easy and memorable. How? By connecting bridges between French and English languages to make learning more efficient! Discover the origins of some French words and French expressions, examples of related words and get a new understanding of common mistakes made by students. It doesn’t matter whether you’re at a beginner, intermediate or advanced level in French. I have no doubt that you will learn from these mini French lessons. So, get on board and learn French with me! Join the community at http://frenchyourway.com.au. Submit your own questions to podcast@frenchyourway.com.au

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Episodes

FYW 191 : French adverbs in “-ment”

10/3/2018
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A few episodes ago (episode 188) I talked about the position of adverbs in French sentences. Well, this inspired me to tell you more about French adverbs and in this episode, I’ll cover how to adverbs ending in -MENT (a very common type of French adverbs) are formed, spelled and pronounced! Vocabulary and Spelling of… Read More → The post FYW 191 : French adverbs in “-ment” appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:13:29

FYW 190 : About “puis-je” in French

9/26/2018
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Podcast listener Megan wanted to know more about the origin of “puis-je”, a French form related to the verb “pouvoir”. I always love it when students are curious about what they learn, question, investigate the meaning and origin of words. So I’m more than happy to share these random facts about “puis-je” and hope that… Read More → The post FYW 190 : About “puis-je” in French appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:10:22

FYW 189 : French pronunciation: What’s the difference between a “mute H” and an “aspirate H”?

9/19/2018
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This episode is an exclusive peep into one of the lessons from my online French pronunciation and intonation course “How to sound like a native French speaker”. If you yet need to find out the influence of the latter “H” in the French liaison, or simply if you need a French phonetics brush-up, this episode… Read More → The post FYW 189 : French pronunciation: What’s the difference between a “mute H” and an “aspirate H”? appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:16:53

FYW 188 : The position of adverbs in French

9/12/2018
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Where are adverbs positioned in a French sentence? Before or after the verb? What about in compound tenses? In negative sentences? Listen to this episode to find out! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode Le bébé dort bien / dort paisiblement Vous étudiez régulièrement, vous travaillez beaucoup Le bébé a… Read More → The post FYW 188 : The position of adverbs in French appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:11:38

FYW 187 : PART 5 – 5 common false friends (= faux amis) in French and English

9/5/2018
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Many words in French and English are similar or look similar. That’s lucky because it helps with learning vocabulary faster. However, these words sometimes means something very different in the two languages! In this case, they are called “faux amis”, false friends, or false cognates. Here’s a list of 5 common false friends so you… Read More → The post FYW 187 : PART 5 – 5 common false friends (= faux amis) in French and English appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:11:42

FYW 186 : “savoir” or “pouvoir”? How to translate “can” into French

8/29/2018
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The English modal “can” has a couple of different translations in French depending on its meaning. Let’s clarify how to translate “can” into French. You’ll see, it’s easy! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode “I don’t have time to do it” = “Je n’ai pas le temps de le faire”… Read More → The post FYW 186 : “savoir” or “pouvoir”? How to translate “can” into French appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:10:41

FYW 185 : French dictation: Comments on the previous episode

8/22/2018
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In episode 184 you had the opportunity to challenge yourself with a very French and very academic type of exercise: la dictée! (= dictation). In this episode, I’ll come back on the few grammar and spelling rules that you needed to pay attention to in order to spell the words properly. Listen to episode 184… Read More → The post FYW 185 : French dictation: Comments on the previous episode appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:12:50

FYW 184 : A French exercise: dictation!

8/15/2018
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I’ve been wanting to offer you this type of exercise for a while…today is the day! The “dictée” (dictation) is the French exercise by excellence. It is very academic and has been the nightmare of generations of students. (I did like them, though!). Put yourself to the test! The text of the dictation is in… Read More → The post FYW 184 : A French exercise: dictation! appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:15:55

FYW 183 : Ceci, cela, ça, celui, etc: a guide about using the demonstrative pronouns and adjectives.

8/8/2018
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In this episode I’ll explain the difference between the demonstrative adjectives and demonstrative pronouns and will help you choose wisely among all these little words! Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode Ce soir, cet homme Cette fille Ces enfants C’est un chien. C’est qui? Qui est-ce? Ce (Ça, ceci, cela)… Read More → The post FYW 183 : Ceci, cela, ça, celui, etc: a guide about using the demonstrative pronouns and adjectives. appeared first on French Your...

Duration:00:16:02

FYW 182 : How long does it take to learn French?

8/1/2018
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I’m sometimes asked the million dollar question: “How long does it take to learn French ?” (or any other language, for that matter.) Another variation to this question is: “How long does it take to become fluent in French?” Before I go any further, what would YOU answer? In this episode, I’ll talk about the… Read More → The post FYW 182 : How long does it take to learn French? appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:20:15

FYW 181 : Listen to a real French lesson! (French session #2)

7/25/2018
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Listen to a real French lesson that I recorded This is a new concept to give you the opportunity to have a casual French session on Skype with me, since I can’t commit to recurring lessons anymore. For you, it is a great opportunity to get my personal feedback on your French and ask me… Read More → The post FYW 181 : Listen to a real French lesson! (French session #2) appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:42:52

FYW 180 : Understanding the preposition DE (3/3): vebs using a preposition

7/18/2018
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Is there a logic to know whether a French verb works with the preposition DE, the preposition A, another preposition…or no preposition at all? This is a major struggle from students of French. Here’s the answer, along with my tips about how to learn the structures. We’ll also talk about the form of the verbs… Read More → The post FYW 180 : Understanding the preposition DE (3/3): vebs using a preposition appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:13:23

FYW 179 : French regions: new names, purpose, debates (and grammar!)

7/11/2018
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In 2016, the map of France changed and now has 13 administrative regions instead of the former 22. What are they now called (and how do you say the name of your region/state/province/county in French?) Also listen to episode 157: Rules around French country names: why do you say EN France, AU Japon, AU Mexique?”:… Read More → The post FYW 179 : French regions: new names, purpose, debates (and grammar!) appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:17:08

FYW 178 : Understanding the preposition DE (2/3): “une tarte AUX pommes” vs “une salade DE carottes”

7/4/2018
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In the second part of this series to help you understand and use the French preposition DE correctly, we’ll see how it is used when talking about food. I’ll also explain why the preposition A is also used when describing dishes and how to choose between the two. If you wonder why we say: une… Read More → The post FYW 178 : Understanding the preposition DE (2/3): “une tarte AUX pommes” vs “une salade DE carottes” appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:11:32

FYW 177 : French homonyms (4): air, aire (and more!)

6/27/2018
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When two words have a different meaning even though they sound alike or have the same spelling, they are called homonyms. In today’s episode, find out the different meanings of the words pronounced [ɛr] Also listen to: Episode 142: “French homonyms (1): vert, ver, vers, vair”: frenchyourway.com.au/podcast142 Episode 151: “French homonyms (2): mère et père” :… Read More → The post FYW 177 : French homonyms (4): air, aire (and more!) appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:14:33

FYW 176 : Understanding the preposition DE (1/3): back to the basics with brushing up the articles!

6/20/2018
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Understanding the preposition DE (1/3): back to the basics with brushing up the articles! Lately I’ve received a lot of questions from listeners about the use of the preposition DE (and also the preposition A). These prepositions constitute such a challenge for many students that I decided to make a series of 3 episodes to… Read More → The post FYW 176 : Understanding the preposition DE (1/3): back to the basics with brushing up the articles! appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:14:02

FYW 175 : Au fait, en fait, en effet (and other expressions) explained

6/13/2018
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Au fait, en fait, en effet (and other expressions) explained Do you know the difference between “au fait”, “en fait”, and “en effet” in French? Do you know how to use them in a sentence? AND do you know how to pronounce them? (some of these expressions have a sounded final [t] whereas one has… Read More → The post FYW 175 : Au fait, en fait, en effet (and other expressions) explained appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:11:19

FYW 174 : French verbs: agreement of the past participle with reflexive verbs (compound tenses, part 5)

6/6/2018
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In the last episode of this series, I’ll clarify the rules of agreement of the past participle with reflexive verbs in French. This rule is a little bit more advanced and requires some notions of grammar: you need to know how reflexive verbs work (see the links below for brush-up) and what direct/indirect objects and… Read More → The post FYW 174 : French verbs: agreement of the past participle with reflexive verbs (compound tenses, part 5) appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:20:53

FYW 173 : French bank holidays, cultural facts… and strikes!

5/30/2018
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How many of the 11 French bank holidays do you know? Which one is the only holiday when it is actually not allowed to work? (except of course, if you work at a hospital for instance). This episode will walk you through the French bank holidays and some of their origins and traditions. I’ll also… Read More → The post FYW 173 : French bank holidays, cultural facts… and strikes! appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:26:25

FYW 172 : Listen to a real French lesson! (French session #1)

5/23/2018
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In this somewhat different episode you’ll get to hear a real French lesson that I recorded with Stephen, a student from Sydney! A few months ago, I introduced a new concept to give you the opportunity to have a casual French session on Skype with me, since I can’t commit to recurring lessons anymore. This… Read More → The post FYW 172 : Listen to a real French lesson! (French session #1) appeared first on French Your Way.

Duration:00:39:25