19 Mar 2012
French is widely spoken: In France, of course, and also in Belgium, Switzerland, Québec, and many African countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Zaïre, Burundi, Rwanda, Cameroon, Gabon, Niger, Burkina Fasso, Tchad, etc...).
11 Mar 2012
French writer of the 20th century, Louis Aragon was involved in Dadaism from 1919 to 1924. He then became a founding member of Surrealism in 1924, with André Breton and Philippe Soupault. In the 1920s, Aragon became a fellow traveler of the French Communist Party along with several other surrealists, and took out his card in January 1927.
10 Jan 2012
Many beginner and intermediate students are looking for French movies easy enough to understand. It's quite a challenge, so I asked my students and ex-students to help me put together a list of French films they found easier to understand, and these were the most popular results.
24 Nov 2011
Today, I’m going to read a poem almost all French children know; they might have learned it as a poem, or as a song. It was written by Jacques Prevert, famous 20th century author who wrote simple poetry using everyday language, hence making him very popular in our school system - remember that French children have to memorize poetry throughout their studies, but particularly in elementary school to develop their memory as well as taste for French literature.
26 Sep 2011
On my first day at my new school, not only did I meet my new teacher, Monique, and all my new friends but I also learned a poem. I miss summer vacations but I'm so happy to be learning new things at school...
15 Sep 2010