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🎈One Thing in a French Day is unfailingly informative, educational, and entertaining—and also warm and personal.  You generously share your observations and  experiences, including pertinent (and often amusing) stories about your friends and family.  Each episode has taught me something new.  I have learned about daily life in France, French geography, food, the education system, what’s happening in Paris, and so much more.  I’ve learned new vocabulary, phrases, and usages, & I know how how to pronounce them correctly from listening to you. There is warmth and humor in your podcasts, and I am sure that many of your listeners enjoy, as I do, “watching” your daughters grow up.  Your newsletter is a great learning tool that adds tremendous value to your podcast.  Further, the reliable continuation of your podcast is remarkable.  Some podcasts fizzle out after a season or two, but not yours.  You have continued year after year, with enthusiasm. Mary - USA

🎀 Laetitia’s “One Thing a French  Day”podcasts are always interesting and usually amusing too to an extent that I look forward to finding out what we’re going to hear about today - maybe an eloquent and mouth-watering description of a delicious gateau sampled with an amie in a newly discovered patisserie or maybe some domestic crisis such has how to encourage the girls to sort out their bedroom cupboards. The content is always described in a friendly and entertaining way using contemporary, current references and phrases which has really helped develop my more formal school days French. I also get a real sense of knowing the streets and environs where Latitea spends her day to day life as she collects the girls from school, does her shopping or goes to her varied and challenging classes. In short, the Podcast is a real success and is indispensable in developing your french and attempting to understand French life. - thank you. Linda

🍭Chère Laetitia,
Tous les mercredis, jeudis et vendredis (ici en Australie ils arrivent le jour suivant).  J'attends vos podcasts avec impatience. Je les ai suivis pendant huit ans et ils me procurent beaucoup de plaisir.
Ma confiance avec la langue s'est améliorée, je comprends mieux l'audio et chaque semaine je trouve et j'apprends de nouveaux mots.  Ce podcast est génial car les nouveaux mots arrivent dans le contexte.  Et ce ne sont pas seulement les mots mais les expressions idiomatiques aussi.
J'aime aussi ces podcasts car ils me donnent une vision quotidienne de la vie à Paris. Il est facile de lire les journaux, mais ils ne donnent pas un aperçu des expériences et des défis quotidiens des habitants, comme le fait un jour ou l'autre. C'est aussi un carnet de voyage car la famille a visité de nombreux sites intéressants autour de Paris, ainsi que de nombreux cafés et pâtisseries que je voudrais visiter lorsque je serai à Paris.
Merci beaucoup, Laetitia, de m'avoir invité à travers votre podcast pour profiter de nombreux aspects intéressants de la langue et de la vie en France.
Allan - Australia

🌸 Dear Laetitia,
I wanted to write and thank you for helping improve my spoken French.
Three girlfriends and I are on the ferry back to the UK having spent 3 days cycling on the Cherbourg Peninsula.  We've had an amazing time and couldn’t believe how tranquil and beautiful the countryside is.  
It was my first trip to France since listening to your podcasts and I was delighted (and quite surprised myself) how more confident I was at speaking French.  I’ve never been one to keep quiet in France, having lived there in my early 20's and loving all things French, but it was quite a revelation!
Thank you so much, they are enormous fun to listen to and help to keep the french side of my brain in good working order!
Best wishes
Charlotte - UK

🇫🇷 J'ai étudié le français il y a plusieurs années à l'université, mais au fil des ans, mes compétences linguistiques se sont érodées parce que je vis dans un environnement anglophone.
J'ai essayé de récupérer mon français en réétudiant les règles de grammaire et les listes de vocabulaire.
Cette méthode n'a pas fonctionné
J'ai appris que de nombreux experts dans le domaine de l'apprentissage des langues que la meilleure façon d'améliorer son niveau de compétence dans une langue est simplement d'écouter la même chose plusieurs fois.
Mais je me suis demandé, “comment puis-je écouter  plusieurs fois la même chose? C’est tellement ennuyeux!”
Puis - un jour, j'ai découvert Laetitia Perraut et ses délicieux podcasts “One Thing in a French Day”
Il est facile d'écouter ces podcasts plusieurs fois! Chaque émission est une petite vignette attachante de famille, d'amis, de Paris et de la banlieue, de délicieuses pâtisseries et croissants.
En continuant à écouter, j'ai réalisé que j'apprenais du vocabulaire et de la grammaire inconsciemment, automatiquement !!!
Je me suis rendu compte que ce n'était pas seulement ma compréhension qui s'améliorait - j'apprenais tout simplement d’apprendre à parler!
Je recommande vivement ces podcasts comme un moyen délicieux d'améliorer votre niveau de français puisque vous permettez à Laetitia de partager avec vous « un petit bout de sa journée » Johnny - USA

🔅I listen to the podcasts " One thing in a French Day" in order to keep up to date with spoken French. It is far more enjoyable than studying from a textbook and I find the 'Trois tournures de phrases utiles' super useful! Bethany

✍️ The French Day podcast is super cool. It's like getting a slice of daily life in France delivered to your door. The episodes are short and manageable and Laetitia's anecdotes are always colorful and amusing. I find that I end up learning French the way a small child does, by hearing it spoken and intuitively putting together the puzzle of verbs and vocabulary. I highly recommend it! - Will (USA - Italie)

🎈J’aime bien ces programmes. Selon moi, ils sont les meilleurs programmes apprendre la langue française parce qu’ils donnent un aperçu de vraie vie à Paris ou en France parce-que les sujets sont étendus. Je les ai lus depuis beaucoup années - souvent  j’imprime les épisodes et les traduis. C’est parfait d’entendre le vocabulaire et la grammaire et aussi écouter aux podcasts sont bons pour l’accent français.
Dans chaque episode, il y a toujours quelque chose qui touche mon cœur- peut-être une petite histoire de la famille ou une histoire très drôle (comme une jeune femme appliquant son maquillage dans le train!)  Il y a quelque années j’ai dit au mon mari. « Le monde est vraiment une village global. Je suis ici, en Australie, et je suis inquiète pour ces châtaigniers en Paris qui sont malades. Je ne peux pas attendre pour le prochain épisode de Laetitia. Je veux savoir si les châtaigniers sont vivants! »
Un grand merci for les programmes, Laetita. Toujours super.
Isabel (Australie)

📻 I have been listening to the podcasts for over a year and find them very useful.  They keep me up to date with my French particularly as Laetitia points out phrases and grammar used during the podcast.  They are always interesting - indeed on holiday in France recently we visited the Chateau Chantilly and the Cascades of Herisson in the Jura which Laetitia had talked about.  I recommended the podcast to my sister and she is also an enthusiastic  subscriber.
Elizabeth - UK

💌 One Thing in a French Day, c'est une partie amusante et efficace de mon apprentissage de la langue française. Les petites histoires de la vie quotidienne de la famille de Laetitia sont riches en vocabulaire et phrases utiles pour parler et comprendre le français parlé et écrit. Les histoires sont bien écrites et il y a toujours un développement interéssant ou une réflexion poignante dans l'histoire. Les podcasts sont également excellents pour améliorer la compréhension orale. Je participe à deux groupes de conversation française aux Etats-Unis et je vais en France ou au Québec où je peux utiliser ce que j'apprends de Laetitia. Je crois fermement que mon français s'améliore grâce à elle. Bryan - USA

🍭 From an English follower of the Podcast/Newsletter
I failed to learn French during my school days in England, mainly because of the teaching method - endless lists of vocabulary, and verbs. Also I couldn't see the point of it!
Things have changed greatly since my daughter moved to Paris and raised a family. I decided to try again to learn French, so I could communicate with my grandsons.
I discovered "One Thing in a French Day" on the internet about 12 years ago, and started to follow it. I didn't understand much of it initially, especially the audio podcast, but I persevered, aided by a dictionary. I joined the Newsletter later when only a reduced script was placed on the website, in order to be able to see the entire script.
I immediately found the Newsletter very useful, interesting and educational. I was learning much more about life in France than just the French language.
This is the living life story of a normal French family, living close to Paris. It was of particular relevance to me, as the life of my daughter's French family, mirrors that of author's family, as the children are of similar ages.
The podcast contains many interesting features, about places, history, schools, food, dancing and most of all,  life in general in France. This information is amplified by many photographs and useful links to further information in French. Most Newsletters are augmented by useful examples of multiple uses of key, commonly used phrases.
Whilst following the 3 days a week podcast, for many years, I have finally obtained a good grasp of the language, although my speaking practice is mainly limited to conversation with my grandchildren. I now obtain French novels, and magazines from the library, on a regular basis, and can read them from cover to cover without a problem. My favourites being "Elle s'appelait Sarah", "Boomerang" and "Voyage de noces" all of which have been mentioned in passing, in the podcasts.
In summary, this podcast is a valuable and charming method of learning French whilst following the current life story of a very normal friendly family. The author is happy to respond to questions from her followers, as I have gratefully discovered myself many times. The podcast is very good value for money, and I hope it continues for a long time. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes to learn French.
On occasions, the author's daughters have made a delightful contribution to the podcasts, so the future seems assured!
Roger (aged 76 years ) Abingdon, England 20/06/2018

🇫🇷 J'ai appris beaucoup de 'One thing in a French day', à la fois la langue et la culture. J'aime l'humour aussi. Merci
John - Angleterre

🇫🇷 J’adore ce podcast, c’est un rayon de soleil dans ma journée qui me fait du bien. Quand j’ai commencé à l’écouter je ne pouvais pas comprendre même l’introduction mais maintenant je comprends presque tout. Merci beaucoup Laetitia!
Deborah - Nouvelle Zélande

✍️ Dear Laetitia,
I derive great pleasure from listening to your slices of daily life. It is an enjoyable way of improving French language skills, in particular being able to “hear” and understand the spoken word of everyday communication. The available accompanying text certainly enhances the learning experience as well. The very varied subject matter maintains my interest and teaches much about aspects of French family life, culture & heritage, city and country. Un grand merci à vous!
Eleanor - Australia

🌸 One thing in a French day is a great podcast. It has really helped my FRENCH. It’s a fun and interesting way to learn new words and familiar phrases.
Sophia - UK

🎀 One Thing in a French Day has been a marvelous, entertaining part of learning French for me. The delightful range of topics, the excellent writing, the gentle humour and the feeling that Laetitia is almost a friend, make it the best podcast I have come across. It has greatly assisted my learning; at first I had to check lots of words but now understand everything and just check a word here and there when I want to better understand the use of a term. It is a real pleasure to listen to, so it is easy to find time for this little lesson. Laetitia's voice is lovely and her pronunciation is always clear. A particular benefit has been the provision of a script which allows the learner to match up what is heard with what is read, and therefore get a detailed understanding and develop a better ear for the French language. I have recommended this podcast to many friends who are also learning French and it is loved by them all.
Kirsty - Scotland

📻 I listen to the podcasts " One thing in a French Day" in order to keep up to date with spoken French. It is far more enjoyable than studying from a textbook and I find the 'Trois tournures de phrases utiles' super useful!
Halle - UK

🔅Dear Laetitia, I have subscribed to your podcast for several years now after being introduced to it at a group of retired people who meet to try to improve their French. Since the group moved on I continued to download your columns. I look forward to them, particularly the ones about your family. I do not pretend to have made much progress with the language but I’m sure that my comprehension and vocabulary have improved.  Rosemary.

 

🍭I've been listening to your podcasts for a few years now (from way before Lisa was born) and I know they have helped my French language enormously.  OK, when I lived in England I went to evening class to learn grammar :-( but I believe you need more than that.  Your podcasts are constantly giving examples of current, everyday language usage, often talking of current affairs so keeping vocabulary up to date.  Of course, it helps with pronunciation - it's especially good being able to read and listen at the same time.  I always just listen first to see  how much I can understand, then listen again whilst reading to grasp the bits I didn't understand.
For me, often the language in the podcasts is a bit difficult, but I think you need to be 'pushed' to learn more effectively.  I'm sure this has given me the confidence to go out and speak to people - and now I'm at the point here in France that I talk without 'thinking too much in English' before I speak.  And yes, I know I still make lots of mistakes - but knowing that you are making mistakes is half way to correcting them!
So, thank you so much for your help over the years - when French people compliment me on my language (and they often do, thanks to you), I tell them about your podcasts. Morag - France

💌 Dear Laetitia

I have listened to your podcast for several years and I truly find it to be the best resource online

for learning and improving French skills. The episodes are charming, interesting, and informative

of life in France: your family life, your interests in books/art/dance, Paris excursions, travels in your

country, visits to expositions or tea rooms with friends.

These podcasts have vastly improved my vocabulary, pronounciation, and ability to understand

spoken French.  I also enjoy the links you provide for more learning about a location, an event, an

exhibit, a patisserie/boulangerie.

Thank you for all your work to produce this podcast!  

Sincerely, 

Fran ( I live an hour outside Toronto, Canada)

🇫🇷 Moi, je trouve tous les podcasts de Laetitia tres charmants, tres amusants et tres educatifs. J’aime bien les petites histoires de la famille et les exploits de Laetitia. La grammaire, les definitions et le vocabulaire sont d’un niveau tres utile. Merci bien et felicitations!
Elizabeth

☀️I love the One Thing in a French Day podcast!  I studied French and lived in France over 25 year ago, and haven’t had much occasion to speak it or hear it since. In the podcast, Laetitia speaks at a normal, conversational speed.  She doesn’t “dumb it down”, nor does she speak in a slurred slang that can be difficult to understand.  It’s perfectly lovely French with excellent grammar and challenging vocabulary.  This podcast enabled me to get my listening skills back in shape without feeling like I’m taking French 101 over and over.  I subscribe to the newsletter so that I can study the written transcript, which helps me with some of the more complex concepts. The newsletter often has photos that can be very helpful.  My favorite thing about the podcast is that Laetitia simply talks about her day, as if she’s talking to a friend.  It’s quite relaxing and pleasant to listen to this podcast.  It’s the most excellent podcast out there for maintaining your French skills.Michelle - USA

☕️ I am currently planning at trip to Paris and France in late September for 8 family members.  We will attend the Ryder Cup outside Paris and I am brushing up on my basic French.  This podcast is fun and informative, and really covers French culture and family life, travel, as well as helping me with listening, comprehension and vocabulary.  Merci Laetitia ! Tracy

🍭 OTIAFD has been really helpful for me because (as I mentioned once...) I stayed in Bois Colombes for 2 weeks in 2016. So when you are talking about your day, in my head I can imagine going to the train station, disembarking at Gare St Lazare and making my way to Paris shops, sites and activities via the metro in the same way you do with your family. Each podcast is short enough to listen -- so I listen once at regular speed, then I slow it down (using Overcast) and then I read the transcript of the podcast. I look up the words I don't know to expand my vocabulary as well (and also grammar if I find something I don't understand.) If I have time, I'll listen to it once again to see if I can pick up more of the speaking with just listening. If I have a LOT of time, I slow it down again and try to read along with you, but generally I can't keep u p. More practice! I find I am comprehending more words through speech and understanding grammar better when I read the words and listen again.I absolutely LOVE the interviews with the people you meet. It's a very nice mix so that we language learners can get used to your voice/words/pace and then try using the same skills (hearing, listening, reading) in someone else's voice. The relevance, currency and practicality of "a day in the life..." is very useful as well because it gives us a chance to adapt our learning to what a French day is like -- and not so unlike an American life! However, we do not have the great bread, chocolate and cheese that you have! - Dorothy - USA