Maintain and improve your fluency in French with Bien-dire or Bien-dire Initial
Now you can improve or maintain your French with Bien-dire or Bien-dire Initial, the bi-monthly audio magazines for people who love France and the French language.
Lively, relevant, entertaining
Published six times a year, Bien-dire, for intermediate learners (or Bien-dire Initial for advanced beginners) will not only help you improve your fluency, it will also help you to understand what it is to be French. The 52-page magazine is packed full of lively articles and in-depth interviews about France and French culture. There are regular features on a range of topics including travel, business, the arts, cinema, politics, sport, cuisine, popular culture, plus profiles on leading personalities and issues making the news.
Keep your French up to date
Alongside each article in French, key words and phrases are glossed into English. Every feature is carefully chosen and graded for difficulty so you can access your progress. Each article will keep you up to date with idiomatic expressions as well as practical information about contemporary life in France.
Understand French as it’s really spoken
The accompanying audio CD is the perfect tool for improving listening comprehension and building confidence in speaking French. Put together by a team of professional narrators, each 60-minute CD provides well-paced readings of the key articles from the magazine, together with pronunciation and intonation articles. The audio component of the subscription will enable you to improve significantly your ability to understand French as it’s really spoken.
Ongoing, portable, flexible
What’s more, because it’s a periodical, your study of French is always maintained and you won’t forget what you’ve worked so hard to learn; this is why Bien-dire has become an invaluable, authentic resource for thousands of teachers and students alike.