Attentats terroristes à Paris

Attentats terroristes à Paris
On 13 November 2015, Paris was struck by simultaneous terrorist attacks. Here is the video of President François Hollande's speech that night, with transcript and translation.




Avoiding the Subjunctive

Avoiding the French subjunctiveAlthough the subjunctive is commonly used in French, there are numerous ways to avoid it, with varying meaning changes. (This doesn't mean you don't need to know how to use the subjunctive, just that there are times when an alternative is acceptable.)



Bon – Informal Synonyms

Informal synonyms for bon - French adjectives
Students often ask "how can I sound more French?" and my first recommendation is always to work on vocabulary. In French classes, you tend to learn the most common, basic terms, like bon, which is a typical and very useful adjective that tends to be overused. Read this lesson for some informal ways to say "good," including how to pronounce them.



Traffic jams are one of the worst and most inevitable parts of summer vacation in France. Learn more while practicing your French listening comprehension with this video.


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.




La Belgique est dorénavant un acteur majeur de la scène internationale, mais c'est sa capitale francophone, Bruxelles, vers laquelle convergent tous les regards.