14 Jan 2013
J'aimerais vous donner envie de venir visiter « mon » île, Belle-Isle en mer, une île du Sud de la Bretagne où mes ancêtres Thomas (ce nom est le plus courant sur l'île) sont arrivés en 1612! Alors forcément, quand on est ici depuis si longtemps, on la connaît vraiment bien, son île!!! Nous sommes plus de 5000 habitants en hiver. En août, il peut y avoir jusqu'à 35000 visiteurs en même temps.
02 Jan 2013
Enjoy and exceptional natural site and learn French at Michel's home, or let him accompany you and teach you French wherever you go/reside.
Hi, My name is Michel and I live in Belle-Isle en mer, a gorgeous and protected island in the southern part of Brittany, and I welcome you (alone, or with your partner, spouse...) to experience a real French language immersion in my authentic, yet entirely renovated house.
But I can also bring France to you: come to your house and stay with you, or accompany you on a trip!
30 Dec 2012
New Year's eve in France is called "la Saint Sylvestre" (pronounced "la sin(nasal) seal vay str") and is - unlike its name might indicate - not a religious holiday. Celebrated during the night of December 31st, we usually party with friends and/or family, in a more or less casual way.
04 Dec 2012
I have 3 funny French jokes for you today, which come with audio and English translation. Jokes and puns in French are a fun way to train on your speaking abilitilies and pronunciation: memorize them by heart, and then tell them to your French speaking friends, or your classmates. Everybody enjoys a good laugh.
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15 Oct 2012
The Saga of John and his wild animal continues... This intermediate level story comes with audio.
This time, we were studying vocabulary related to crimes and investigations. For his homework, John invented this fun story which I've decided to share with you.
01 Oct 2012
French uses 3 verbs to say 'to cook' = cuisiner, faire la cuisine and cuire, and they are not at all interchangeable. It will sound really weird if you use one for the other, and I hear many mistakes with these verbs, so make sure you learn this by heart.
13 Aug 2012
French is an evolving language. You know it, and you've been warned. Yet when you walk the streets of Paris, it can be quite a shock... On top of the "parler d'jeunes" (generation Y new slang), the verlan (common French practice consisting of inverting the order of syllables in a word), and the traditional slang, you are going to encounter many grammatical constructions and glidings that are quite far from your textbook French: welcome to the world of modern spoken French!
07 Aug 2012
In French, when using the word "cold" or "hot," you have to be careful because there are different constructions: c'est froid, elle est froide, j'ai chaud, il fait chaud... This lesson will explain which expression to use in what condition, and whether the adjectives "froid" and "chaud" change to agree with the subject.