The very best footnotes: like nuggets of gold
Accurate and complete, our footnotes are like nuggets of gold scattered throughout the pages.
Over the course of 3 years, we continually honed our process for the development of the footnotes for each issue of Fluent French Audio. The footnotes are a big key to taking something as unpredictable as an unrehearsed interview and producing a document from which an intermediate student can learn conversational French.
We cross-reference our footnotes so that you can see all of the different examples of an expression. As each issue of Fluent French Audio is over 9,000 words, it's nice to be able to easily compare the different instances of a specific expression or usage.
We interview educated speakers with standard accents, but we do not edit out typical "spoken expressions" and common mistakes. Instead, we explain them in the footnotes. After all, when you get to France, you'll hear these same expressions. It's nice to learn about them before you go!