French Strike Vocabulary

France is infamous for its numerous strikes. But what is the French strike vocabulary? Here you'll find a list of French English strike vocabulary, as well as useful informations about strikes in France + a bilingual French English story to learn the French strike vocabulary in context. [Read More...]

Easy French Video – Oyster Fest in Paimpol

Practice your French with this video I shot during the oyster fest "la fête de l'huître" in my hometown of Paimpol, Brittany, France. We'll meet an oyster fisherman, see a cool recipe to cook warm oysters on the BBQ, and learn the French pronunciation of oyster "huître" in French. [Read More...]

The French School System Explained

This is always a problem for my students. Understanding the French school system, l'école française, knowing which grades are which is a real nightmare. So here is a post that should make things easier. I wrote the equivalent grades in the US/UK school system, and the age of the students for reference. [Read More...]

French Present Participle

The French present participle is difficult to explain to an English speaker. Well, this French tense construction is actually easy to explain, since it's fairly regular. However, we don't use the present participle in French nearly as much as you use it in English. [Read More...]