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Talking French in France

Written by on April 15, 2014 in Learn French, My French Life
Talking French in France

Expats in any country have a tendency to get together. It’s not tribal, it’s not about wanting to hang on to your roots or rejecting everything that’s different about your adopted country. I sort of think that if that’s what you want – you probably won’t be leaving home any time soon to live in […]

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Improve Your French Language Skills by travelling solo

Written by on March 10, 2014 in Learn French
Improve Your French Language Skills by travelling solo

One of the best ways to improve your French language skills is to immerse yourself through travel. Adrienne Erin from the US studied French in Paris and offers her top tips for learning French… By spending time in France, you will be able to hear, speak, read and write the language constantly which gives you […]

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The Five-Minute Guide to Paris – Insider Passport to Paris!

Written by on March 5, 2014 in Courses, Funky, Learn French, Paris
The Five-Minute Guide to Paris – Insider Passport to Paris!

You can never do too much research while planning a trip to Paris. However sometimes, the amount of information you ingest seems heavier than the weight of all your guidebooks combined. Don’t get me wrong – Lonely Planet, Frommer’s and Fodor’s have helped many Francophiles locate the best crepe stands, navigate through the Louvre and […]

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Parlez Vous Politeness?!

Written by on March 3, 2014 in French Language, Words And Phrases
Parlez Vous Politeness?!

Our Nice reporter Margo Lestz visits her local café La Petite Syrah in Nice and looks at how minding your manners can significantly reduce the price of your coffee! Learning a few key phrases in French will make you friends and may save you money, find out how to parlez vous politely in just a […]

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French Language Faux Pas

Written by on January 22, 2014 in Learn French, My French Life
French Language Faux Pas

I have something to confess – I am still learning to speak real French! I do speak French, a very proper sort of French. Some people tell me I sound a bit Parisian. I take this as a compliment since I spent some time in Paris in my youth. I do though know that the […]

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Common French Christmas Phrases

Written by on November 20, 2013 in Courses, Learn French, Words And Phrases
Common French Christmas Phrases

Géraldine Lepère is a French woman with a mission – to help non-French speakers learn French and speak it Comme Une Francaise – real French like a real French woman.She has won over the press, won awards and won fans all over the world who love her honesty, passion and fun lessons. When she set […]

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5 Unconventional Ways to Perfect Your French

Written by on November 18, 2013 in Courses, Learn French
5 Unconventional  Ways to Perfect Your French

Practice makes perfect when studying French; however, sometimes textbooks, reading passages and redundant grammar exercises get tiring. You still want to put your skills to practice, you just need to find new, entertaining ways to perfect your French. We’ve listed five unconventional ways below that will keep you entertained and allow you to progress further […]

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Parlez Vous Francais… an Expat speaks out

Written by on October 29, 2013 in Learn French
Parlez Vous Francais… an Expat speaks out

Speak to any ex-pat living outside their native country and ask them what’s the biggest challenge in their overseas life and I bet the majority would say ‘language.’ From the simple things such as buying a stamp to the complexities of friendships (and sometimes-closer relationships), language skills – or the lack of them – loom […]

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French words and phrases for Train Travel in France

Written by on October 14, 2013 in Words And Phrases
French words and phrases for Train Travel in France

Using trains in France can be a great way to get around for visitors to the country, but so many people worry about not speaking French, not understanding how to use the stations or find their way around. Don’t be put off, its not that difficult with a little in advance homework and checking. These […]

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Myths about French people

Written by on July 9, 2013 in Learn French with 0 Comments
Myths about French people

When asked what the stereotypical image of the French is, most people could probably tell you a few things they associate with French people, most of which are fairly negative. This article will debunk these myths and make you see the French in a new light. The French are rude The common stereotype of the […]

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