French Audio Lessons
French Today specializes in delivering high quality French audio lessons on topics that are fundamental to the French language, but are poorly explained – or explained too quickly – in traditional learning methods.
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Hi, I'm Camille Chevalier-Karfis. I've been teaching adults in private lessons since 1994, and these lessons come from my experience in class, always refining my explanation till it became crystal clear to any student, no matter his/her background.
Most of these downloadable French audio lessons come with many exercises, all recorded so you can train out-loud and gain confidence in speaking.
With our French audio lessons, you'll build up your French on solid foundations!
Target Level: All Levels - Audio Duration: 3 hours
"In a short period of time I was able to correct mistakes that I had not been able to figure out even after a year of college level French." - John Luttgens
This 3 hours long French audio lesson covers the foundations as well as the difficulties of French pronunciation (can you say out loud "Je cueille une vieille feuille sur une treille dans la ville de Lille"?). The masterclass focusses on the sounds that are particularly challenging for foreign students. It includes directions on how to place your lips, tongue and throat, natural and logical French sounds progressions.
The updated 2013 edition now features an additional 51 minutes of pronunciation drills as well as many more exercises and examples.
Target Level: All Levels - Audio Duration: 2 Hours and 40 Minutes
"I have countless French Grammar books and none of them clearly explains French Adjectives. Camille's explanation is so clear and organized, and, along with the audio and accompanying exercises really helps you learn the material. I feel much more confident now." - Cathy Cena - Brooklyn, NY, USA
French adjectives follow very different rules than English adjectives: their pronunciation in particular changes a lot depending on the word they modify, this is why learning these adjectives with audio is so important.
This 2 hour 40 minute lesson will teach you in clear details all the logic that rules French adjectives as well as a lot of truly useful vocabulary to describe food, people, feelings etc... A major asset for all your French conversations.
Target Level: Beginner and Intermediate - Audio Duration: 3 hours & 24 minutes
"I have several books and audio courses on French Verbs, but Camille’s are the best. Her text easily demystifies the otherwise complex French grammar and her audio sections are fantastic." - John M. Hine, MD - Idaho, USA
There are many things you need to know about French subject pronouns, and the glided pronunciation of verbs. Because we are not robots, explanation itself is not enough: you need to practice, practice with audio so that the rules and pronunciation become a reflex. This is exactly what this 3 hours and 24 minutes audio masterclass provides.
If you are a beginner student, this French audio lesson is a must for you. But I am positive even advanced students can benefit from it - specially the glided pronunciation and reflexive verbs chapters.
Target Level: Beginner and Intermediate - Audio Duration: 1 Hour
"An excellent presentation of the different ways to frame questions, with an especially valuable section on street French. Even as an advanced student I discovered many good tips in this class." - John Chamberlain, Arlington, MA, USA
When should you use "est-ce que"? When should you use inversion?
Asking questions is the base of all conversations. But students of French often have trouble asking questions fast enough, or fail to understand questions they are being asked. The "street" way of asking questions is never studied in French classes, but it is the most common way native speakers of French ask questions nowadays.
Target Level: All Levels - Audio Duration: 33 Minutes
"Gosh, I said "bonne nuit" instead of "bonne soirée" so many times in the past... Thank you Camille for making this clear for me." - Henry Courtney, USA
When do you use "comment ça va ?" or "comment vas-tu ?". Are you sure you understand all the subtleties between tu and vous?
French politeness is more complicated than it seems. The words are not too difficult, but they are very precise, and there are many glidings. And if you hesitate on something that seems so basic, French people are going to doubt you speak any French at all... You need to be right and you need to be fast.
Target Level: All Levels - Audio Duration: 52 Minutes
"This lesson is fun and very practical, I learned a lot of French vocabulary" - Angie M - London, UK
In this cultural guide / French audio lesson, I will tell you all I know about the Parisian transportation system (bus, métro, RER, tram etc...) and take you through a typical subway ride. Since the lesson is in French (with English translation), you will learn all the related vocabulary (un quai, une rame, un guichet...)
I will also go over all the practical info: where to buy tickets, the kind of tickets available, schedules, maps... and I will share with you all the tips only known to Parisians.
Target Level: All Levels - Audio Duration: 58 Minutes
"I have never seen such a complete lesson on cultural differences. Wow. This is going to help me a lot when I am in France" - Carol P - moving to Paris
At the French table, where do you place your hands? How do you signal you are done? Should you put your bread on the table or on your plate? How do you compliment on the food? Although French table manners are Continental, there are many subtle traditions that you need to know to avoid faux-pas.