Alsatian Accent

Alsatian accent
Put your French listening comprehension and sense of humor to the test with this faux news report poking fun at Alsace and the Alsatian accent.

   

Baby Talk

French baby talk
French has quite a bit of "baby talk" or "kiddie speak" - words and expressions which are typically used by children or when talking to children. Even if you don't talk to kids in French, this informal language is important to recognize, as baby talk can also be found in jokes and in conversations with friends.

   

Bises sur le bon côté

French bises which sideI've never found any rhyme or reason as to which side to start la bise on. Some say that it depends on the region of France, but in my experience, it's not that consistent - it seems more a matter of personal preference.

   

Breton Accent

Breton accent
Put your French listening comprehension and sense of humor to the test with this faux news report poking fun at Brittany and the Breton accent.

   

   

Card Games

French card games
A deck of cards offers the opportunity to play a variety of games and maybe even practice your French. Here's some vocabulary that can help.

Catty French Expressions

Catty French Expressions
Idiomatic expressions can add color to your French - or in this case, a cute animal. Click the links for detailed lessons including sound files and usage examples.

   

Dictées

Dictées
Dictées are a classic way to practice French, even for native speakers. For them, dictées are a test of grammar (particularly agreement) and spelling - sort of like super-charged spelling bees. For French students, dictées are an excellent form of combined listening and writing practice.

   

   

Dogged French Expressions

Dogged French Expressions
Idiomatic expressions can add color to your French - or in this case, a cute animal. Click the links for detailed lessons including sound files and usage examples.