Gilets Jaunes Dancing Remix

Gilet jaune
Fun for your French class! This video combines music with current events (French President Emmanuel Macron talking to gilets jaunes) and includes interactive subtitles.

   

un gilet

GiletMot du jourThe normally innocuous word gilet is all over the news lately, so this French word of the day is free!

   

News

French news vocabulary
If you want to know what's going on in the world, this vocabulary related to news and current events will help you understand what you read and hear.

   

Demonstrations and Strikes

Demonstrations and strikes in France
For better or for worse, demonstrations and strikes are an important part of French society. Here's some vocabulary to help you understand the news as well as links to further information.

   

Irma in Guadeloupe

Hurricane Irma
In early September 2017, Hurricane Irma destroyed several Caribbean islands and affected many others. Guadeloupe, where I live, was one of them.

   

   

   

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron
Video of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron's victory speech with transcript and translation, plus grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation notes.

   

   

   

Elections

French election vocabulary
In French election years, newspapers are filled with an array of specialized words and phrases you might not be familiar with. Here's some essential vocabulary to help you make sense of everything.

Regions of France

Regions of France
There used to be 22 regions in Metropolitan France, now there are only 13. Learn about the newly combined and renamed French regions in this bilingual audio article.