Author Archive | Camille Turner

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

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. My …

5 French Frequency Lists That Are Music to Learners’ Ears

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 …

60+ French Drinks Vocabulary to Quench Your Thirst

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 …

Level Up! 5 French Graded Readers for Learning French

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 …

Traditional French Games: 5 Cool Ways to Play and Study Hard

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 …

Tap into Kindle French Learning with 3 Handy Tools

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 …

The Globetrotter’s Guide to Learning French in Africa

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 …

3 Freeing Keys to Successfully Learn French Through Immersion

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 …

How to Choose Your Own French Learning Tools

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 …

Learn French Tonight by Watching 6 Wonderfully Weird Movies

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 …