French-Speaking Countries

French speaking countriesThough it's named for the roughly hexagonally shaped country in Western Europe, the French language extends far beyond the borders of France, in myriad and frankly confusing ways.

   

   

   

First Day of French

First French classWhether you're a brand-new teacher or an experienced prof, it can be daunting to meet new students and introduce them to the wonderful world of French. Here are some ideas shared by French teachers for getting started on the first day of French class.

Rien à voir

Rien à voir
There's nothing to see here! Except, of course, a lesson on the French expression rien à voir.

   

   

Avoir – to have

Avoir - to have - French verbAvoir is one of the two most important French verbs and has irregular conjugations in just about every tense and mood. Avoir literally means "to have" but also serves an an auxiliary verb and is found in many idiomatic expressions.