Podcast #43 – Discover the French Education System (Part 2)


Last Updated: March 23, 2023

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Bonjour, this is Frederic and I would like to personally welcome you to the forty-third episode of the Talk in French Podcast!

This podcast is intended for beginner to intermediate French language learners and French culture enthusiasts. For advanced level learners, I also have an all-French Podcast which you would probably enjoy more. You can check the Advanced Podcast here. 

french school system primary school

In this episode:

  • The French Education system Part 2: L’école primaire(Primary School). To listen Part 1 (pre-school) click here
  • Why reading is a good learning option (aka memorize vocabulary).  I shared tips how to make the reading process more enjoyable
  • Some French Words and expressions

What’s in This Podcast?

French Travel and Culture

Discover some interesting aspects of French travel and culture.

Vocabulary and Expressions

Learn useful French vocabulary and idiomatic expressions.

French Grammar Explanation

Get to know important grammar points and learn how to use it.

Listen to This Podcast Episode Now

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French Vocabulary Included in This Episode:

sociable outgoing
impoli rude
sensible  sensitive
honnête  honest  
calme  calm  
charmant charming
drôle funny
agréable pleasant
extraverti extrovert
l'humeur mood 

French Expressions from This Podcast Episode:

Avoir trois métros de retard To always be one step behind
Avoir le feu au derrière To be in a hurry
Il y a anguille sous roche There is something going on
Jouer au chat et à la souris to play cat and mouse
Mettre la puce à l’oreille To put doubt in one’s mind
Avoir un fil à la patte To be tied down
Connaître la musique To know the music

French Language Point

Why reading is a good learning option (aka memorize vocabulary). Listen the podcast to make the process of reading more enjoyable.

Resources mentioned in the podcast

My favorite To-Do list app: https://www.rememberthemilk.com/

To read French News on your phone / tablet: https://www.news-republic.com/

RFI (radio france internationale)

Beginner – Intermediate level: Le parisien  / https://www.20minutes.fr/

Intermediate – Advanced level: Le figaro / Le monde / Libération

Recommended novelist: Anne Gavalda / Marc Levy  / Guillaume Musso.

You can also buy the course if you like this part:

Also on iTunes

This podcast is also available on iTunes, so if you prefer to listen on your device, please check it out on iTunes and give me an honest review here . I updated the RSS feed so all the information is available there.

Once again your feedback will be greatly appreciated and it would help me develop more learning resources for you. If you have time, please leave a review in iTunes, too.

About the author 

Frederic Bibard is the founder of Talk in French, a company that helps french learners to practice and improve their french. Macaron addict. Jacques Audiard fan. You can contact him on Instagram

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