Kulturhörnan 01 – Aventsljusstaken – Coffee Break Swedish Culture

Our normal Coffee Break Swedish lessons will return in the new year, but in the meantime it’s the perfect time to find out a little more about Swedish culture with our mini-series, Kulturhörnan – “culture corner”. In this episode Lovisa tells Mark about the tradition of placing an Adventsljsstake in your window in the run-up to the festive season. You can learn new Swedish words and practise your pronunciation with this lesson.

Chapitre 12 – Claire soupira et commença à parler

In the latest episode of La Vérité éclate toujours, Claire tells her story to James. She explains her past relationship with Max and the series of events which have led to her bringing up Yvette on her own. In this episode we’ll see some really interesting adjectives which describe certain people in Claire’s life including comblé, épanoui and roublard, and there are some great expressions to learn too including depuis belle lurette, écarquiller les yeux and much more.

In each episode of the story, published fortnightly, we’ll be following a chapter of La Vérité éclate toujours, specially written to help you build your knowledge of French and extend your range of expression. In the episodes, teacher Mark and narrator Pierre-Benoît will discuss the story, helping you to improve your listening skills.

There’s also an online course version of La Vérité éclate toujours which provides access to a range of additional materials including the text of each chapter, annotated notes, language study podcasts, vocabulary lists, video versions of each episode and our atelier linguistique which helps you to take the language you’ve covered in each chapter further. This course is available on the Coffee Break Academy.