Posts tagged with "French"
· 17. June 2019
Multiple studies have shown that progress is quicker among those who hear the language regularly !
Indeed, when you learn a language, one of the most effective ways to improve your understanding is to listen to the language as often as possible.
Let’s take a look at 6 of the best French Youtube channels, covering options for all ability levels.
The month of May is the month of "public holidays" in France.
But what is “un jour férié"? In case you haven't heard yet, here's a short explanatory video. The video is in easy French, ideal to practice some listening comprehension.
· 04. October 2017
If you are learning French, spending some time in a city where French is spoken will drastically boost your knowledge, especially when it comes to understanding the spoken language and gaining confidence in your ability to speak.
In this article I present you 6 of the main cities in the country and the reasons that make them a good place to improve your knowledge of the French language.
· 02. September 2017
There is a wide range of French-speaking countries that you can travel. One important factor when travelling to French-speaking countries around the world is to be aware that there might be differences to the French you might have learnt before. Pronunciation varies a lot across the French-speaking countries, let alone even within one of them, just take France for example. A French native from Marseille will most definitely sound very different to a native from Paris. Furthermore, the...
Paulo Coelho said : "If you think the adventure is dangerous, I suggest you try the routine ... it is deadly."
When you have the chance to realize that life has other colors than those you know, you can no longer see the world in the same way.
The 14th of July in France is a national holiday ! The storming of the Bastille and the French Revolution are celebrated. For the occasion, every French town shoots a beautiful firework display in the sky and organizes popular. But what really happened on July 14, 1789, and why is it celebrated every year since then ? A bit of history… Before 1789, France lived under a regime of absolute monarchy, that is to say, that the king held all the powers, whether legislative, judicial or executive....
A "poisson d'avril" is a joke made on April 1st. In France, children try to stick a fish picture on their friends' back. When the joke is discovered, they shout "poisson d'avril !"
· 02. February 2017
Every year, in February, we eat pancakes for everyone's pleasure. But, what is exactly Chandeleur, why do people eat crepes that day? And what is the relationship with the word "Chandelle" (candle)?
· 02. January 2017
This year, like each year, French families will mark the end of the festive season by scoffing down a pastry fit for kings, "La Galette des rois". "thelocal.fr", online magazine explain you below the story of this strange tart with a charm !
· 18. December 2016
Christmas is coming! The windows are lit up, the Christmas markets grow everywhere, and the streets take on a festive atmosphere. On that special occasion, I propose you to practice your reading skills with a short text and a quizz. Let's discover French traditions in a fun way !