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Ni oui ni non – un jeu Posted by on Apr 9, 2021

Neither yes nor no – a game Salut tout le monde !  Ni oui ni non est un jeu très connu. Le but est de ne dire ni oui ni non aux questions qu’on nous pose. Ces réponses sont tellement habituelles dans nos vies quotidiennes… continuez pour des phrases pour éviter le oui ou le…

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Spring in Paris Posted by on Apr 6, 2021

Photo taken by and used with permission from Tim Hildreth

Easter was this past weekend, or Pâques, as it is known in France. Et qui dit Pâques, dit printemps. But this printemps will be unlike any other as France is in the midst of a third nationwide Covid lockdown. Still, spring in Paris is something to be celebrated. Un troisième confinement bis A few weeks…

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Spotlight on Le Grand Paris Posted by on Mar 30, 2021

I’ve shared bits and pieces about the ongoing travaux taking place in and around Paris to get ready not just for les JO 2024 but for the future in general. This week I found a little video that – in addition to including lots of great vocabulary – puts a spotlight on Le Grand Paris…

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Les réseaux sociaux en France Posted by on Mar 26, 2021

Les réseaux sociaux en France – Social Media in France If you don’t use les réseaux sociaux to help advance your French studies, I would highly suggest it. Social media can really allow you to immerse yourself even further into the culture and language that you are learning. If you are on Instagram or Facebook, I…

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Covid one year later Posted by on Mar 23, 2021

Like many, I had hoped that we wouldn’t be talking about Covid anymore. While there are signs of hope, there are concerning signs too especially in Europe. So where is France with Covid one year later? Le bilan What does the balance sheet look like one year on? As of March 21, 2020, France had…

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For the love of all things French Posted by on Mar 16, 2021

This year March 13th to the 21st is the Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie. To celebrate, I thought I’d share some great resources for indulging your love of all things French. Un petit air de francophonie The Centre National du Patrimoine de la Chanson and its Hall de la Chanson vous proposent…

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Journée internationale des femmes Posted by on Mar 12, 2021

Journée internationale des femmes – International Women’s Day March 8th was Journée internationale des femmes which is widely celebrated in France. Men will gift the women in their life bright yellow mimosas to show their appreciation! In celebration, I wanted to share a poem by the 19th century French poet Anaïs Ségalas. In 1847, Ségalas published…

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