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Travelling to the South of France

Oh beautiful Provence and French Riviera! You have my heart forever and ever…

Such a richly diverse area and you’ll never run out of incredible things to discover on each visit.

Follow Adriana – my gorgeous sister-in-law – who made these exclusive videos for French Speak students.
My three “coup de coeur” (favourite) stops
First stop: Seillans
This charming […]

Travel Vlog France: Come visit Cannes

Have you ever visited Cannes? We made a little to trip to this luxurious city, come with out guide and discover!

 

Travel France: Come visit Seillans in Provence

Do you love to travel to France? Can’t get enough of it?

Seeing more than just Paris and venturing as far as Provence is so important to get a feel for the ‘real’ France.

 

This video is about Seillans, “un petit village provençal” located in Provence, just an hour from the French Riviera.

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    Five reasons why people fail to learn French before they travel… and why YOU will succeed

Five reasons why people fail to learn French before they travel… and why YOU will succeed

As a language teacher, I have taught hundreds of students –like you – to learn French to help get travel ready and here’s what I’ve learned.

Most English-speakers learning French know that English is widely spoken in Paris, but less so as you leave the capital.

You are culturally sensitive and want to make an effort […]

Bastille Day: Liberté, égalité, fraternité

This blog entry was written by the talented Morgan Sutherland – meet her on Twitter @MorganDaisies
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
Liberty, equality, fraternity

These are the words fought for by the French people; words by which the French Republic stands. Bastille Day, celebrated on the 14th of July (le quatorze juillet), is the French national holiday and commemorates […]

Famous Frogs: Paul Cézanne

This blog entry was written by the talented Morgan Sutherland – meet her on Twitter @MorganDaisies

Paul Cézanne
19th January 1839 – 22nd October 1906
Artist

Paul Cézanne was a French artist who painted in the post-impressionist style, along with Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin.

He was born in Aix-en-Provence in 1839, and died there in 1906. While […]

Famous Frogs: Coco Chanel

This blog entry was written by the talented Morgan Sutherland – meet her on Twitter @MorganDaisies

Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, better known as Coco Chanel19th August 1883 – 10th January 1971Fashion Designer, Founder of Chanel

Coco Chanel is perhaps one of the most famous names in the fashion world. After all, who hasn’t at least heard of […]

Introducing Le Passé Composé

This blog entry was written by the talented Morgan Sutherland – meet her on Twitter @MorganDaisies

Confused about using the past tense? Pas de problème! These are some handy hints when trying to say something like, “I have done my homework!” (For your reference, j’ai fait mes devoirs!)

The passé composé is the first tense (after […]

Famous Frogs: Marion Cotillard

This blog entry was written by the talented Morgan Sutherland – meet her on Twitter @MorganDaisies

Marion Cotillard
Born 30th September, 1975
Actress and Singer/Songwriter

Welcome to our first entry for ‘Famous Frogs’, where famous (and in some cases, infamous) French people are metaphorically dissected for your reading pleasure. Today’s frog is Marion Cotillard, an award winning actress […]

How can a French stamp cause so much controversy?

The new French stamp unveiled by the president Francois Hollande as part of Bastille Day celebrations has caused quite a stir in France this week…

Each French president gets to choose an illustration of ‘La Marianne’ for the stamp decorations and this tradition goes back nearly 50 years. Marianne was not a real person but […]