Do you want to learn French?
You’re in good company.
There are more than 275 million French speakers around
C’est vrai! (It’s true!)
And they’re not all in France, either. (I mean, the boulangeries would be overwhelmed…) French …
Imagine a typical day.
How do you usually spend your free time between work, school or chores?
Do you watch YouTube videos? Listen to music? Catch up on news?
Taking daily French lessons can be just as convenient, simple and …
Would you believe it if I told you that learning French landed me a job at Paris’ fashion museum?
Or that it led me to meet my husband?
And to live in an apartment that overlooked the River Seine and …
Look, “La Vie en Rose” is great.
But it shouldn’t be the only French song you know.
To learn up-to-date French language and culture, you should fill your headphones with the latest French music hits.
Spotify is the perfect …
Picking pink French roses, sipping bubbly champagne, fastening a “love lock” on the Pont des Arts by the River Seine…
France has become synonymous with all things romance.
It’s no wonder that French is known as one of the languages …
The city that never sleeps.
The Big Apple.
Concrete jungle where your French dreams are made of.
You know that New York City has long been a place to experience other cultures and languages, French one of the …
Picture yourself enjoying fresh pastries beside a beautiful fountain.
The old streets are lined with tents selling macarons, jewelry and homemade jams. You know just how to negotiate prices with the vendors in French.
You get up and stroll to …
3, 2, 1, happy New Year!
Sparkling wine, glamorous parties, midnight kisses…
It’s not hard to see why the New Year is one of the most widely celebrated holidays around the world.
And while you’re looking ahead to a new …
Does French seriously need two words for “good?”
Why should we have to worry about bon vs. bien if they mean practically the same thing?
Before you get all grumpy about it, you should know that English isn’t much …
For $1 million, which article correctly precedes the French noun maison (house)?
D: None of the above
The correct answer is… B: la!
Okay, okay, we don’t really have a million bucks to give …
“Good evening, Madam. Would you like to see a movie with me tonight?”
“That sounds lovely. Do you have a preference?”
“Perhaps we can decide on a film once we arrive at the cinema.”
“Wonderful. Shall I drive?”
Can you …
Transform those midnight snacks into bite-sized French learning opportunities.
Picture this: you walk up to your fridge and you immediately think le frigo (fridge).
You head to the couch to try and fall asleep in front of the TV. …
What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening?
Remember this Greek legend?
The Sphinx asks travelers to answer the above riddle, devouring all who try to pass until Oedipus finally …
How many unread emails do you have right now?
I almost always have a notification of 50+ unread messages next to the little envelope icon on my phone.
The majority of emails I receive are prompts to get …
“If music be the food of love, play on.”
Most of us have heard this famous line from Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” but unlike Duke Orsino who says it in order to have an excess of music (therefore curing himself of …
I was sitting in Bistrot des Artistes, a trendy Parisian bar, with my husband and our friend visiting from the States, when the lights went out and a chorus of “Joyeux anniversaire” (“Happy Birthday”) promptly broke out.
“Finally, someone who speaks French!”
I used to teach English as a second language to immigrants in the U.S. One day, a young girl from Haiti signed up for my beginner class.
Since I only knew French and English at …
It was my first international flight.
I was headed to spend my entire summer in beautiful coastal Italy.
I remember the sinking feeling when I arrived at the airport only to find out that I’d misread my ticket and the …
At first, she was thrilled.
My best friend had decided to learn French.
She loved the idea that the internet is filled with free resources she could use to go full Frenchie.
She started out strong, looking up lists of …
“If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you’ll learn things you never knew you never knew.”
Many lessons come from our beloved Disney songs, like Pocahontas’s “Colors of the Wind,” which teaches us to embrace other cultures.
Chances are …
Are you tuned to the right French frequency?
Let’s try asking that question a different way.
Don’t you just hate it when you’ve been practicing your French for hours on end but then someone says, “Comment ça va ?” (How …
Allons, enfants de la Patrie, (Let’s go, children of the fatherland,)
Le jour de gloire est arrivé! (The day of glory has arrived!)
You’ve probably heard these famous words from “La Marseillaise,” France’s national anthem, sung for Bastille Day celebrations. …
Who doesn’t like a two-for-one?
That’s exactly what you get when you watch French documentaries.
You won’t just be improving your French comprehension and vocabulary. You’ll also get a crash course on a huge variety of topics!
Better yet, there …
“Charlie Brown, I’ll hold the football like this and you come running up and kick it…”
“Ha! I wouldn’t try that for a million dollars!”
“WAAH! You don’t trust me!”
“Ok, you hold the ball and I’ll come running and …
Need a break from the screens?
Sometimes after a long Netflix binge or vanquishing a video game, it’s nice to have a little fun the old fashioned way.
And it doesn’t get more old fashioned than card games—did you …
Why is it so important to learn different ways to say “yes” in French?
Well, just think about how important this word and its synonyms are in English.
“She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah…“
“Come on, feel alright, I …
Flowers in bloom.
The scent of fresh baguette wafting out from the boulangerie (bakery)
“La vie en rose” playing dreamily in the background.
Who among us hasn’t envisioned Paris in this way?
Fortunately, you can have a piece …
It was a stifling hot day in Reims, France.
All I could think about was gulping down a tall, fresh glass of ice-cold, sweet lemonade.
I walked into the first restaurant I saw and confidently ordered: “Une limonade, s’il …
Remember the excitement of leveling up to the next set of readers in grade school?
It was the best feeling: running up to the bookshelf in the school library and being able to pick from new stories in the “older …
What do munching on a baguette, learning ballet and playing the board game Mille Bornes (A Thousand Milestones) all have in common?
They’re all keys to getting to know French culture.
Experiencing this beloved and multifaceted country requires …
It has finally arrived, you guys!
It’s the time of year when you can curl up next to a roaring fire, watch snow softly drifting outside the window and smell the aroma of delicious sugar cookies in the oven.
The French have always claimed a huge part of the spotlight when it comes to great cinema!
From the vibrant Cannes Film Festival to the worldwide Alliance Française French Film Festival, they dominate the art of cinema.
But French …
Are you a literary fanatic?
Do you love nothing more than curling up on the sofa with a good book?
If the answer is yes, then chances are you’re already making use of the super handy Kindle for reading …
I’ve got some exciting news for you.
I have a surefire way to make your French studies go south!
Sure, “go south” can sometimes mean that something is failing.
Here I’m talking about a different, much better kind of south:…
Changing leaves, hot cocoa, scarves and sweaters, pumpkin flavored pastries in cafe windows.
It can only mean one thing: Fall has arrived!
Along with its arrival comes a ton of new French vocabulary centered around the season.
It’s time …
You’ve courageously decided that it’s time for you to get out of your comfort zone and go abroad in your own quest to learn French.
But now you’re left with one big question: where do I go?
Most likely, you’ll …
Many of us French students are big movie buffs and film fanatics already.
We love to cozy up on the couch with a blanket, some popcorn and a good French flick.
But what if we could turn this hobby into …
Ah, springtime in Paris.
Okay, so springtime anywhere can be pretty great.
Wherever you are, it at least should definitely be time by now to say goodbye to winter and start thinking of all things spring.
With the turn of …
Imagine walking down the cobblestone streets of Paris, the Eiffel Tower standing loftily in the distance.
You pause for a moment to buy a croissant from the corner boulangerie (bakery) before continuing your stroll along the river Seine.
As you …
If you’re like me, then you spend hours a day glued to your phone, laptop and tablet scrolling through video after video of the latest news, snippets of recent comedy sketches and previews of new box office hits.…
These days, life seems busier than ever.
It can be extremely difficult to find time for anything we elect to put on our wish list!
Unfortunately, things like learning a new language start slipping through the cracks only to …
There are lots of perks that come with learning French.
But the absolute best one might be your newfound ability to access French cinema.
The French language features front and center in timeless classics and modern sensations alike.
The more …