The French Telethon

Early December, a huge solidarity movement takes over the French media: it's "le téléthon", a fund raiser / awareness movement to fight myopathies. Practice your French with this bilingual article + videos. [Read More...]

French Traditions for “Black Friday” + Video

What does "Black Friday" mean and is it popular in France? This article in the form of an easy French English bilingual story takes a closer look at the vocabulary and French traditions for the huge American after Thanksgiving sale called "Black Friday" and the one held on the next Monday called "Cyber Monday". [Read More...]

Thank You in French

Saying 'thank you' in French is easy: one word: "merci" (mair see). But it's not the only way. What about saying "you're welcome?" or expressing your gratitude 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 Music Vocabulary + Easy Bilingual Story

Learn the French music vocabulary: musical instruments, types of music and how to use the verb "jouer" and "faire" with instruments. Practice your new French music vocabulary with Suzanne's easy bilingual story about the national French music day: la fête de la musique. [Read More...]

How To Talk About Wine in French

Learn how to speak about wine in French with this French dialogue written in easy French and translated into English. Learn the French wine vocabulary in context, as well as typical questions and sentences you'll encounter during a wine tasting in France. [Read More...]