Author Archive | Camille Turner

Unravel the Mystery of Fluency: 10 Riddles in the French Language


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 …

7 Free Newsletters for French Practice, Learning Tips and Culture


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.

How annoying!

The majority of emails I receive are prompts to get …

Talking About Music in French: “Key” Expressions and Vocab


“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 …

How to Sing “Happy Birthday” in French: Audio and Lyrics


I was sitting in Bistrot des Artistesa 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.

My …

Learn French Creole! Top Phrases and Courses for Haitian, Louisiana and Antillean Creole


“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 …

100+ French Transport Vocabulary Words for Stress-free Travel


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

The Step-by-step French Learning Guide That’s Full of Free Resources


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 …