Author Archive | Michelle Baumgartner

Grab Your Raincoat: 70 French Spring Words for Weather, Wardrobes, Plants and More


Boing… boing… boing… 

Spring is right around the corner and I’m bouncing with excitement!

The days are getting longer. The temperatures are inching up.

Soon, Old Man Winter will be retreating to his ice cave to take a long summer’s

6 Fabulous French Word Search Games for Improving Vocabulary


You’ve searched everywhere for a fun way to build your French vocabulary.

And now the search has taken you to your local bookstore.

While perusing the foreign language section, you see a selection of French word game books.

Your …

Why Can’t I Learn French? All Your Questions About French, Answered!


Today, our advice columnist, Polly Glott, is here to help you with your French language conundrums. 

Dear Readers,

My inbox runneth over with questions about learning French!

The most common question is “why can’t I learn French?”

Many …

Made in Acadia: The History, Evolution and Unique Expressions of Acadian French


“I’ll take Francophone Trivia for $200, Alex,” your opponent says.

“The name of this variety of French sounds like a place to play video games.”

“What is…Nintendique?”

“I’m sorry, that’s incorrect.”

“What is Atarièle!?”

Alex, the host, shakes his head …

Don’t Forget to Pack These 5 French Learning Apps for the Best Travel Experience


Your itinerary is set. The hotel reservations are made.

All you need to do is finish packing your bags, and you’re off to a grand adventure in France.

Let’s go over your packing list to make sure you’re not forgetting …

Triple Play: 3 YouTube Channels to Learn French Language and Culture



You. Over there.

Yes, you. The one holding the magnifying glass up to that hunk of Roquefort.

Look, you’re really not going to learn about French culture that way.

May I make a suggestion?

Why not check …

18 Free Interactive French Exercises for Beginners


Remember when you were in elementary school and your teacher gave you that Styrofoam cup with the potting soil mix in it?

“It’s going to be a plant,” she told you confidently. “You just need to water it, and wait.”…