Author Archive | Pat B

How to Write a Killer CV in French and Land That Dream Job


If only there were some magical way to make job hunting less awful.

Especially for those of us looking for jobs in a foreign language.

Talk about stress!

Unfortunately, we don’t have a stress-reducing potion or a crystal ball …

How Do You Become a French Translator? We’re Sharing Our 6 Steps to Career Success


When I was first learning French, I never thought of it as a potential income.

But one day I read about the requirements to become a French translator, and everything changed.

I was able to harness my French knowledge

Use This Template to Structure and Write a Formal French Letter


Not everything is for minimalists.

Sparse Ikea room décor? Sure.

Formal French letter writing? Not so much.

These letters are all about turning your flowery French writing skills up to 11. You’ll need the right letter structure and polite expressions

How to Prep for the TEFaQ and Get One Step Closer to the Dream Life in Quebec


Picture yourself strolling past historic cathedrals.

Or sitting riverside with a bottle of wine and great friends.

Walking down cobblestone streets and enjoying the lovely warm smell of…


Yep, we’re not in France.

This is Quebec, the fascinating …

French TV Live Streaming Online: Everything You Need to Know


There’s an immense well of French video content that’s often overlooked.

Not your standard funny internet videos—luckily, just about everyone knows about those.

Not music videos—while these are great, they’re not on the agenda today.

Not even your

Where My Native Speakers At? Top 3 Ways to Learn French with Les Français


Think ahead five years.

You’ve been diligently studying French and finally you’ve put your skills to the test.

You’re in France! You hop off the plane at Charles de Gaulle airport and you need to get to Paris.

But …

Flex Your French! 6 Translation Exercises for a Language Workout


What if there was a way you could turn your passion for French into cold hard cash?

I couldn’t believe it either, but it’s true!

And not only that, but you’ll also put your French into overdrive by doing …