Unlock the French Past and Future Tenses

A serious approach to learning both traditional and modern French. Grammar and vocabulary specifically explained for English speakers. Practice everything you learn with an ongoing and fun novel with realistic dialogues/situations.

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À Moi Paris Method – Upper Intermediate

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Now that you master the French pronouns, time to tackle the tenses.

Understand how you build and use tenses of the past and future in French versus English. Unravel the secrets of Passé Composé versus Imparfait, the elusive “On” and more. Reinforce all these concepts in the context of an ongoing story recorded at 2 different levels of enunciation (enunciated & modern). Q & A section will entice you to practice out loud what you’ve learned and improve your confidence when handling upper intermediate conversations.

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  • Discussing vacations and hobbies
  • Going to the hairdresser and discussing looks
  • Exploring feelings and relationships
  • Addressing a problem in a restaurant
  • Bargaining for prices
  • Discussing diets, nutrition, and ecology
  • Interacting with a young child
  • Talking and making plans over the phone
  • Going on a journey by train
  • Relating pet stories
  • Touring Giverny & discussing art


  • Recap overview of the present (le présent)
  • Depuis ≠ pendant, en, dans, pour, il y a
  • The near future construction (futur proche)
  • The future (futur simple) and the future perfect (le futur antérieur)
  • On versus nous
  • The imperfect (l’imparfait) and the past tense “passé-composé”
  • The participles (le participe présent et le participe passé)
  • A direct and indirect object review
  • How to choose between être or avoir for the passé-composé?
  • The preterit / simple past (le passé simple) and the pluperfect (le plus-que-parfait)
  • Expressing cause and consequences, opposition and restriction

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À Moi Paris Method - All Levels

More than 3 days of pro audio recordings and 1700 pages of transcript. These audiobooks will take you from beginner to advanced all while learning in the context of a story recorded at multiple speeds and levels of enunciation. Includes all the story chapters, study guides and Q&A sections of the whole À Moi Paris Method.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer, Maine, US Verified Owner

    Another great product from Camille and Olivier. I own just about every audiobook they sell, and I love them all. As a French teacher who left the classroom to be home with my own kids (and then a home schooling mother), I am always looking for ways to maintain my French. To my pleasant surprise, the materials from French Today don’t just help me maintain, they really help me get better and better every time I listen. More than any text book, more than Rosetta Stone or any other software I have tried, Camille and Olivier have brought me closer than ever back to the level of fluency I had after living a whole year immersed in the home of a French family. The story of Marie and the gang throughout the years has made me feel like I have a whole new French family to engage with, and I thank Camille and Olivier for their work. When I first started ordering their products, several years ago, I was worried that they would be too simplistic, or too slow. I am thrilled with the “street” French that Camille offers and I find that in terms of vocabulary and expressions, as well as pronunciation, even the beginning levels of A Moi Paris have something to offer me as a continuing learner. So so glad I found these, and I incorporate the material into the tutoring I frequently do. A gem, worth every penny.

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  2. 5 out of 5

    Doug Anderson – Adelaide, Australia Verified Owner

    I’m working on Level 6 at the moment and it is perfect for an Intermediate student. The Slower audio is about 75% the pace of the Street audio which is fast enough to test me but not fast enough to confuse me. I like all the extra vocabulary which appears regularly as well. A fine effort! I’m already looking forward to Level 7.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Scott, Canberra, Australia Verified Owner

    I have used Camille’s audio-books with great success to enhance my understanding of spoken French in an interesting context. I have always used the “Street” version to help with that.
    With this series, understanding is enhanced by the use of familiar characters and a consistent developing story-line – and of course Camille’s excellent clarity of expression.
    This latest book moves forward some ten years on, and like the others explores life, love, relationships, travel, work (and Paris) in an accessible manner. Thus, the vocabulary and usage of French for daily life by the main characters (Marie and her friends) both helps comprehension and equips the listener/reader with phrases and sentences for their own use.
    I have listened to this and previous books several times while driving to and from work. I find that little phrases or new words become more apparent with repetition (for me this time it was “bosser”!).
    I am very happy to recommend this book (and indeed all of Frenchtoday material) unreservedly.

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  4. 5 out of 5

    David Jonathan Y. Bayot (Manila, Philippines) Verified Owner

    As a serious “self-study” student of French for the past five years, I have in my collection no less than a dozen French self-study packages prepared by various authors and publishers of repute. And when asked which package I would recommend to fellow seekers / learners of French, I’d say without reservation—the French Today À MOI PARIS series, now in 6 volumes. The 6th volume offers the same excellent pedagogical materials presented (like the previous volumes) in a most interesting manner—as narratives. Learners like me would find the audio features of the series very valuable in learning not only French, but FRENCH TODAY.

    I definitely look forward to the release of volumes 7 and 8 of À MOI PARIS before long.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Afia Donkor Verified Owner

    This product is just the thing I have been looking for. I am someone who learns best in context, and it is extremely useful to learn concepts not in an isolated grammar, but within the context of a story.

    Joining grammar with real life conversation helps me to process it more easily, and to develop a reflex for how the language sounds and should be spoken. I’m looking forward to finally nailing french tenses with this advanced series. Thank you!

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  6. 5 out of 5

    Marcus Estrada Verified Owner

    First off, I’m not a newbie to French Today, nor am I a newbie to the A Moi Paris series. I have the other installments and have thoroughly enjoyed them. I was thrilled to see this latest installment in the series and bought it without a single hesitation. Upon going through the first chapter I was blown away. This novel is perfect for taking my French to an even higher level. As usual the dialogs have different speeds, one read slowly to prepare the ear and then another one read at everyday French speed so you can really challenge those ears and improve your listening comprehension, which to me is the hardest part to master in a foreign language. Every chapter starts out with a dialog, followed by grammar explanations and then exercises. Upon starting a chapter, I’ll listen to the slower-speed dialog twice and then I’ll do the same with the faster-speed dialog. I then read the dialog to check what I missed and finally work my way through the grammar and exercises. The A Moi Paris series is hands down the most fun, creative and effective way to learn French. I’ve seen Mary grow up and become an adult throughout these audio novels. I’m hooked on this engaging soap-opera-like story. The story alone is what makes me want to go through the book since I’m usually dying to see what will happen next.

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  7. 5 out of 5

    David Bayot, Manila Philippines Verified Owner

    Salut! I’m writing to thank and congratulate you for the really excellent books you’ve produced! I’ve purchased a few of your titles — À Moi Paris, the Une Semaine novels/books, the French Verb Drills series, and the French poems books.

    As an independent learner of French, I’ve actually been through quite a number of good learning programs/packages, including those offered by Routledge, Dorling Kindersley, and Living Language, among others.

    Still, I find yours really first-rate!

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  8. 5 out of 5

    Tony H Verified Owner

    I am English but I live in France. Being able to read a language is one thing but catching the current spoken word is another. Transient meetings, passing neighbours, workmen in the house? One’s ears need educating!

    This series cures the difficulties. I have never seen content like this. So we’ll presented and so useful in any other language course anywhere else.

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  9. 5 out of 5

    Susan Nash – UK Verified Owner

    À Moi Paris Level 5 is a fantastic novel. I would definitely rate it at 5 stars. Each chapter uses your slogan, “repetition is the key” – since the story follows nicely from the previous À Moi Paris series. The novel very succinctly explains grammar which is used in the various chapters; and allows one to practice such grammar with given exercises. The story is written with everyday useful French; and unlike some old-fashioned texbooks it is very helpful at using tenses and rules with great examples, explanations and attention to detail. It is a real bonus to have Camille’s very clear voice, in the accompanying audio, which offers a speed level also. I am looking forward to À Moi Paris Level 6 – with the “Twist” which has been mentioned in Level 5!? This is a great way to learn to speak and write French; and also a novel one can read at different stages too if, like most people, one is busy with lots of other things in life.

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  10. 5 out of 5

    Lee Ann Warner Verified Owner

    I have found your products to be the best for upper level French. Other courses I’ve tried are beginner or intermediate beginner., and it was frustrating to not be able to go beyond that level. Keep them coming!

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  11. 5 out of 5

    Ken U.K. Verified Owner

    I have just begun level 5 and so far it has clarified many points which have until now been a little confusing. A case in point being the use of depuis pendant il y a etc. An excellent summary. Why do so many teachers make it so difficult?
    My only very small adverse comment would be; Why does the spoken dialogue and the written dialogue not keep in step? It is a little annoying when you listen, eyes shut of course, but then quickly want to verify something and it is not possible to give a glance down to do that because sound and vision are out of sync. Small point which may or may not be possible to change but the app. is great. Many thanks Ken

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