Video Talk about shopping in French

Hey French Speak-ers,

Here is another short interactive video filled with practical sentences to help with the all-important shopping, you will learn how to:

–          Ask for items and quantities of food at the market

–          Ask for help to find things in the supermarket

–          Talk about shopping habits and preferences

–          Practise listening for and understanding prices

Watch […]

Montreal travel review from a student

I was in Montréal for a few days at the beginning of August to attend a music festival, called Osheaga, and also to surprise a friend that moved over.

I loved my short time in Montréal. It is such a beautiful city and I really enjoyed visiting the historic precinct which was only a short […]

French movie review: Monsieur Lazhar

The newly acclaimed film MONSIEUR LAZHAR did not disappoint when a group of French Speak students went to the movies. This profoundly moving story – set in Montréal – was one of the best movies of the year and highly recommend it to anyone who is happy to watch a movie with subtitles.

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Video: Talk about your work

Video 3 Talk about your work
Hey French Speak-ers,

Here is a short interactive video filled with practical sentences to help with talking about ‘le travail’ (work), you learn how to:

–          Tell people what you do and since when

–          Talk about your working hours using the 24 hour clock

–          Explain whether you like it or not

–          […]

Video: French Names and How to spell them

Video 2 Names and How to spell them!
Hey French Speak-ers,

Here is a short interactive video filled with practical sentences to help with saying new words and spelling them:

–          Recognise some common French acronyms

–          Say the alphabet

–          Spell your name (vital skill- if only to ask for your hotel room)

–          Learn how to explain what […]

Video: How not to get lost in France

VIDEO 1: Don’t get lost in France
Hey French Speak-ers,

Below is a short interactive 7 minutes video filled with practical sentences to ensure you won’t get lost on your next trip to France.  It provides:

Get some help pronouncing place names
Understanding basic directions
Learn about the area of Lyon.

Watch the video and enjoy!

Finding your way around
Below are […]

The Atlantic’s Tour de France photo collection

The Atlantic magazine’s web site has published some stunning photos from the first few stages of the Tour de France 2012.  I strongly encourage you to visit the site here.

Have you been watching the Tour this year?  What has been your favourite part of the ride so far?

Will This Mean The End Of Rude French Service?

Even more so than the “average” Australian, I am very much aware of the stereotypical French waiter (and catch myself often apologising for them): they are rude, mock your attempts to speak French and treat you like you are … English!

Therefore I was delighted to find out that in an effort for France to […]

11 Ways To Memorise Your French Vocabulary

Have you just come out of your French lesson with a long vocabulary list and a spinning head? Not sure how you are going to learn all these words in time for next week? Try out some of the tips below.
1. Verbalise the new words
Repeat them out loud. When you come across a new […]

Interested in owning an entire French village?

If you have been house-hunting lately, this may be of interest to you…

You might be able to buy an entire village for the same amount that it costs to buy a house here.

The small village of Courbefy, in the Limousin region (central France), has been put up for sale for €330,000. The hamlet includes […]