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John is an American visiting Paris. He is going to meet Lana, a winemaker and a friend of his family. He only had her on the phone and they’re actually going to meet for the first time! All John knows is that she will be wearing a pink headband. John arrives in the Luxembourg gardens early, and looks for a bench while waiting for her. Will he recognize her? Will he able to do the conversation with the parisians (an old lady, and a little boy) who come and start chatting in French with him? Enroll this course to follow John during his first steps in Paris! Course Length 🕐 5 Episodes x 5 Steps Dictation available 👂 No Focus on 📕 Asking questions, using the verb “s’asseoir”, and conventional (and unconventional)Parisian talk Detailed curriculum (see below).

Characters 🎎

  • John: he’s an American man and a friend of Nán and Lana
  • A boy
  • An old lady
  • Médor, the boy’s dog

Why enroll in this course You will discover one of the most famous gardens in Paris, le Jardin du Luxembourg, and practice your French with (not so) typical small talk between our hero John and some fun Parisian characters. When you finish this course, you can go to the next, Un Américain à Paris – Part II Bonus 🍝 Les Bonnes Adresses When you finish this course, you will be able to access the map “Bonnes adresses de Paris” where I listed my favorite places in Paris. They’re places where I like to eat out and socialize! Might be useful if you travel to Paris soon.



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