Register

French registerThe linguistic term "register" is used to categorize some aspect of language, such as a word, expression, or grammatical construction, by how formal or informal it is. Whether you realize it or not, you use a variety of registers every day, so knowing your registers is vital for communication.

   

Un mot sur le français

Un mot sur le français
Fun video in and about French: author and cartoonist Riad Sattouf talks about his favorite expression, least favorite word, and some possibilities for a new word yet to be created. Considering it's only 2½ minutes long, the grammar in this video is extremely rich and varied.

   

Why Learn Another Language?

Why should you learn another language?Learning a foreign language does more than just make it possible to order coffee or beer in another country - although that part is definitely great! While learning a new language can be difficult, it's also fascinating and offers many benefits and advantages even to armchair travelers.