Author Archive | Emily Monaco

Une conf call, L’IT, Mi-temps: Talking About Jobs in French


Time to get to work talking about… work!

While the French may be famous for their 35-hour work week, they do work on occasion.

Actually, a 2015 report even showed that the French were the seventh most productive …

How to Learn the Freshest French with the Latest News


Get yourself a croissant or tartine for breakfast, and don’t skip the café au lait.

We’re going to wake you up with a dose of French news.

The news is an important part of French society and culture, and one …

What Are the French Days of the Week? 3 Tricks to Learn Them Fast (And Remember Them!)


Learning the French days of the week can be trickier than you’d think.

Especially for a beginner.

I mean, it’s difficult for any language learner. Remember how hard of a time Apollonia Corleone had with the English days in …

How to Write a Poem in French: 4 Types of Poems for All Levels of Learners


Poets and non-poets, unite!

Whether you have a poet’s soul or you haven’t written a poem since grade school, exploring the world of French poetry can be an excellent way to improve your French skills.

But today you won’t just …

How to Write an Essay in French Without Giving Yourself Away as a Foreigner


Have something to say?

When it comes to expressing your thoughts in French, there’s nothing better than the essay.

It is, after all, the favorite form of such famed French thinkers as Montaigne, Chateaubriand, Houellebecq and Simone de Beauvoir.…

The Versatile Verb Sortir: A Great French Multi-tool


On sort ? (Want to go out?)

J’ai sorti les poubelles. (I took out the trash.)

Sors ! (Get out!)

L’école a préparé une sortie pour les élèves. (The school prepared an outing for the students.)

Yep, all of these …

DILF, DELF or DALF: Which Test Is Right for You (and How to Pass It)


Once you get to a certain level in French, you might want to prove your worth.

But which test should you take to show everyone just how well you can parler?

The DILF, DELF and DALF may sound more …