E06 Hidden benefits of learning a language - Intermediate French Podcast

May 29, 2017

Learn Authentic French in Context. No Grammar, just Real-Life Topics.

We all know that we need to learn foreign languages (even French people do!). They are useful when we want to get good grades during our studies, and good positions during our career. We might even spend some holidays in a country where we can impress the locals with our fluency.

But in addition to those obvious advantages, learning a language has many other lesser-known benefits. Do you want to find out which ones?

Then this new episode is for you. And it might also give you some extra motivation to keep learning French!

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to interesting topics.

You can find the transcription of this episode here: www.cottongue.com/podcasts

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E05 France’s new President - French Intermediate Podcast

May 22, 2017

Learn Authentic French in Context. No Grammar, just Real-Life Topics.

 French people elected their new President recently and their choice was a big surprise. Not only Emmanuel Macron was a complete stranger three years ago, but he is also the youngest President in the History of France.

Where does he come from? How did he manage to win the most important French election? What are his ideas and his program?

We will answer these questions –in French of course– in this new episode. 

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to interesting topics.

You can find the transcript of this episode here: https://www.cottongue.com/podcasts

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E04 Becoming a Man or a Woman - Intermediate French Podcast

May 15, 2017

Learn Authentic French in Context. No Grammar, just Real-Life Topics.

Why do we believe that men are better than women at math? Are boys biologically more violent than girls?

In this podcast, we will talk about gender studies and how they can help us to understand differences between sexes, not from a biological perspective but from a social one. Using examples from books, movies and psychological experiments, we will see how each of us builds his or her own sexual identity (gender) and how our education influences this process.

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to interesting topics.

You can find the transcript of this episode here: www.cottongue.com/podcasts

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E03 World’s Happiest Countries - Intermediate French Podcast

May 8, 2017

Learn Authentic French in Context. No Grammar, just Real-Life Topics.

Have you ever wondered where people are the happiest? In this episode, we will talk about the philosophical definition of happiness, the World Happiness Report 2017, and the dictatorship of happiness.

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to interesting topics.

You can find the transcript here: www.cottongue.com/podcasts

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E02 Living with Robots - Intermediate French Podcast

May 2, 2017

Learn Authentic French in Context. No Grammar, just Real-Life Topics.

In this episode, your host Hugo will tell you everything there is to know about Emotional Robots - a new type of Robots that are able to understand our feelings and interact with us. It might sound like a sci-fi movie but those friendly machines are already present in some families and companies. Should we be worried about sharing our life with them? Is it really possible to understand emotions with algorythms? Those are the questions we will address in this podcast.

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to interesting topics.

You can find the transcript of this episode here: www.cottongue.com/podcasts

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E01 Learning French vs Acquiring it - Intermediate French Pocast

April 28, 2017

Learn Authentic French in Context. No Grammar, just Real-Life Topics.

In this first episode, we will talk about language acquisition theory and the work of Professor Stephen Krashen after which this podcast was designed. We will see what your priority as a French language learner should be, and why you should not worry too much about grammar.

This podcast is designed for intermediate French learners who want to get a better grasp of the language by listening to interesting topics.

You can find the transcript of this episode here: www.cottongue.com/podcasts

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