Obsolète : Attestation de déplacement dérogatoire

When France was on lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19, anyone leaving their home was required to show a signed copy of this document (which went through various iterations) upon request. I turned it into a reading comprehension exercise with side-by-side translation.


News in Slow French

News in Slow French
News in Slow French is a weekly podcast aimed at intermediate-level French students. Native speakers report current events at a reduced but not unnatural pace, making it easier for you to understand without being overloaded by rapid-fire French.


Public Holidays

French holidays - jours fériés
Everyone loves a good public holiday, n'est-ce pas ? France has 11 of them, but they're not always paid days off from work. Learn about jours fériés in this audio article.


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.


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.


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.