We’re delighted to announce that three Radio Lingua podcasts have been voted iTunes Best of 2010 – for the fourth year running! This year Coffee Break French, Coffee Break Spanish and Walk Talk and Learn French all feature in the “Classic audio/video” sections in the UK list. To check out the top 100 podcasts of the year – from the 200,000+ podcasts in iTunes – click on the iTunes Store link here.
This weekend (Friday 30th October – Sunday 1st November) the Radio Lingua team will be at the Language Show in London’s Olympia. We’ll be talking to language learners, answering questions, and offering visitors the chance to win a new iPod nano (the cool one with the video camera!) pre-loaded with a premium language course of your choice. There are free tickets available for the show from the official website and we’ll be among hundreds of companies and organisations involved in language learning who will be exhibiting.
Come along and chat with Mark from Coffee Break Spanish/French and Pierre-Benoît from Walk, Talk and Learn French. If you’re a teacher you can find out more about our education workshops and products through Radio Lingua Schools, and take advantage of our show offers (40% off any subscription when bought at the show). We’ll be tweeting from the show about interesting language-learners we meet, so make sure you’re following @radiolingua on Twitter if you can’t attend.
We’re at stand 33, to the left as you enter the main entrance. If you’re planning to come and say “bonjour”, “hola” or whatever other language you’ve been learning with us, do let us know by posting a comment below, and we’ll look out for you. There may even be an exclusive Radio Lingua free gift for you!
Just a word from Mark to update you on things with Walk, Talk and Learn French.
As many of you have pointed out it’s been a few weeks since our last episode. Things have been so busy over the past few weeks with the launch of the new site, a new series of Show Time Spanish, five new One Minute Languages, and also a visit to Paris to film more footage for Walk, Talk and Learn which had been planned for some time… We’ve just not had time to put together the new materials for Walk, Talk and Learn and we can only apologise!
I’m not sure if you know but as we explain on our site, Radio Lingua is a very small company and there only are three of us who produce all the materials at the moment. This means we have to plan our schedules carefully and quite a bit of time goes into each episode of Walk, Talk and Learn. We will be updating you as soon as we possibly can, and would hope that we’ll be back on schedule within the next two weeks. We have lots of exciting new content from our most recent shoot in Paris to share with you, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy the new content when it’s launched.
Sorry for the silence on our part, and we’ll be back with you dès que possible!
In episode 08 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark talk avoir expressions and take another look at the imperfect tense.
Other downloads: wmv (66mb) | divx (32mb) | ipod 320 (29mb)
In episode 07 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark talk about superlatives: ‘the biggest’, ‘the tallest’, ‘the oldest’, ‘the hairiest…’!
Other downloads: wmv (48mb) | divx (30mb) | ipod 320 (29mb)
In episode 06 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark consider 'si clauses' which combine imperfect and conditional tenses. Please note that teachers using this episode with their classes should view the full episode before using it with younger students.
Other downloads: wmv (69mb) | divx (33mb) | ipod 320 (30mb)
In episode 05 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark look more at adjective agreements; they talk about the expression 'être embêté(e) de + infinitive; and explain how the 'ne' in 'ne…pas' is often dropped in spoken French.
Other downloads: wmv (89mb) | divx (39mb)
In episode 04 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark talk about adjective agreements and look at false friends / false cognates: words which look similar in English and French but which mean totally different things. This episode was shot on the parvis of the Hôtel de Ville.
Other downloads: wmv (60mb) | divx (31mb)
In episode 03 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark introduce the construction il faut + infinitive. This episode is based around an advert in the métro.
Other downloads: wmv (41mb) | divx (24mb) | ipod 320 (26mb)
In episode 02 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark introduce the expressions dès que and ne … plus. This episode is based around an information poster in the métro.
Other downloads: wmv (65mb) | divx (21mb) | ipod 320 (22mb)
In episode 01 of Walk, Talk and Learn French, Pierre-Benoît and Mark introduce the phrase il y en a and discuss adjective agreements. This episode is based around a poster for the film Ratatouille.
Other downloads: wmv (84mb) | divx (24mb) | ipod 320 (24mb)
In this pilot episode for the brand new video podcast Walk, Talk and Learn French, presenters Pierre-Benoît and Mark introduce the programme. When you're learning a language, one of the best things you can do is look around you on the signs, posters and notices. However, this isn't always possible, especially if you can'ttravel to the country where the language is spoken. With Walk, Talk and Learn French we're bringing this experience to your classroom or your home, to your iPod or your phone.
Teacher Pierre-Benoît introduces Walk, Talk and Learn French and explains what viewers can expect from this new show which teaches French grammar in an innovative and fun way.
Welcome to Walk, Talk and Learn French from the Radio Lingua Network. This video show presents French grammar like you've never seen it before. Join teacher Pierre-Benoît as he wanders around the streets of Paris talking about the language he sees on posters, adverts and notices.
Walk, Talk and Learn French is published in weekly episodes, beginning on 9th January 2009. You can view the episodes on our website, or subscribe for free
in iTunes and receive each episode automatically as soon as it's published. Bonus materials for each episode will soon be available, along with the option to download high quality videos.