The third Thursday in November is here once again with its (in)famous young wine. Is it really so bad as some say?
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.
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.
The UK has voted to leave the EU - what happens now?
La Belgique est dorénavant un acteur majeur de la scène internationale, mais c'est sa capitale francophone, Bruxelles, vers laquelle convergent tous les regards.
Video and lyrics for the traditional French Christmas carol Çà, bergers, assemblons-nous
, with literal translation.
Cette cafetière fort populaire aussi appelée French press
, qui conserve intact tout l'arôme du café, a subi au fil des ans plusieurs modifications quant à sa conception.
Il vous faut un café de bonne qualité, une bouilloire ou une casserole d'eau bouillante, une cuillère à long manche et une cafetière à piston, évidemment.
Read the first chapter of Voltaire's classic French novel Candide
, in French and English.
Improve your French listening comprehension while learning about the history of Nice's immense Carnaval celebration.
Certain aspects of French grammar are a bit different with the causative than with other two-verb constructions.
Listen to a news report offering a brief overview of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo
attack, including a transcript and English translation.
Connectives are links: they combine words, phrases, or sentences. Connectives do not constitute a single part of speech, but rather a category of terms including all conjunctions and prepositions as well as certain types of adverbs and pronouns used in this way.
French journalist Philippe Verdier summarizes the main points of the COP21 agreement in a short video.
Practice is the key to improving your French, and just 15 minutes a day on some kind of French activity can make a huge difference. Check out these ideas and draw up your own schedule.