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What’s The Problem? – Writing A Thesis In French Posted by on Aug 31, 2016

"Plan de dissertation" by dicophilo on Flickr. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

These past few weeks I’ve been hard at work on mon mémoire (my thesis). The last big project for un diplôme (a degree) is always hard, and writing un mémoire in another language makes the whole process even more of un casse-tête (a headache). I came to France to do mon master (my Master’s), and…

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Peter Mayle doesn’t have a monopoly! Posted by on Aug 30, 2016


I just finished reading Peter Mayle’s wonderful “A Year in Provence” . . . only 25 or so years after it came out. It’s a lovely book, but I think I was avoiding it! Anytime anyone hears about my time in France they always ask “have you read . . . ?” which weirdly kept…

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French Compound Prepositions: Part 2 Posted by on Aug 29, 2016


Last week, we went over some common compound prepositions in French that situate people or objects in relation to one another (particularly in regard to place/location). This week, let’s focus on compound prepositions that create a different link between nouns. As described last week, some prepositions directly situate one object compared to the location of another…

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Gotta Catch ’em All! Pokémon Names in French Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

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While current articles are stating that Pokémon Go usage has been decreasing, it’s no secret that this active game has been on everyone’s phones since July. Walk down the street at 2 in the morning and you’ll find Pokémon trainers. See a large group of people walking around together with their noses buried in their…

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French Youtube Stars: Cyprien Posted by on Aug 24, 2016

© Officiel Facebook of Cyprien

Finding fun things to watch in French can be tough. Fortunately, there are many great youtubeurs français (French youtubers), but it’s not always easy to find them. Especially if you don’t know how to search the French web! Cyprien is un YouTubeur français (a French YouTuber). He started out making videos similar to Norman, and…

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