Author: Camille Chevalier-Karfis

Born and raised in Paris, I have been teaching today's French to adults for 20 years in the US and France. Based on my students' goals and needs, I've created unique downloadable French audiobooks focussing on French like it's spoken today, for all levels. Most of my audiobooks are recorded at several speeds to help you conquer the modern French language. Good luck with your studies and remember, repetition is the key!


french jesus expressions

5 French Expressions With Jesus

We have only a few expressions using the word "Jésus", Jesus in French. I will translate and explain them, and illustrate them with an example + tips

french vocabulary movie film. 

French Movie Types, Vocabulary & Terms

French Movie Vocabulary and expressions + "le cinéma" ≠ "le théâtre" - what is the French verb to say to watch (regarder, voir...), commenting about movies, etc...

french may month holidays faire le pont

Long May Weekends in France

Traveling to France in May can be a bit complicated. We have many holidays, and many extended weekends since the French "font le pont" - they will take an extra day off when there is only one day separating a holiday from a weekend, and therefore have a "long weekend". And there are many holidays in May in France.

Les Traditions de Pâques - Easter's Traditions in France

"Pâques" is an important holiday in France: a religious one of course, but also a traditional gathering for families, religious or not. Kids go egg hunting (you can see our daughter Leyla in action), but our egg providers are a bit different: magic bells!! And we traditionally cook a large meal with a leg of lamb, and set a lively table to honor the coming of Spring time.

French Vocabulary For Childcare, Kids, Children, Babies

Today, we'll explore the French vocabulary used to talk to French kids, and essential French childcare vocabulary such as diaper, pacifier, stroller.... I also included common French baby words as well as a video of a French infant saying "areuh" - the VERY French first coo...

spoken french pronunciation of il y a there is

Modern Spoken French Pronunciation of "Il y a"

"Il y a" is probably the common French word where the modern French pronunciation is the most blatant. And this often comes to a shock to poor students of French who were never prepared for that!

10 easy french movies to learn french

Top 10 Easy to Understand French Movies

Many beginner and intermediate French 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.

Joyeuse Saint Valentin ! Valentine's day in France

Le 14 février, c'est La Saint Valentin, la fête de l'amour et des amoureux. Careful though - unlike English cultures, Valentine's day in France is only for people "in" love, not just loving/friendship gestures.

How To Ask Someone Out on a Date in French

Finding the courage to ask someone out on a date is not easy... let alone trying to find the right words in French. Here is my lesson on asking someone out in French.