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[…]
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?
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Welcome to the Frog Blog! Bienvenue au Frog Blog! Whether you have an interest in France, the French language or if you are already one of my French Speak students, here you can freely read the regular posts in your own time to find out more about: Language learning tips Facts about the French French[…]
Train is a great way to travel around France There are a few simple words and phrases you can learn to make travelling by train in France a pleasure. French phrases to watch out for When you are in France, look for signs indicating gare or gare SNCF. SNCF stands for Société Nationale des Chemins de[…]