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Diverse May Posted by on May 17, 2022

After our miscellaneous March and April news round up, we’re back with the monthly news and some fun vocabulary updates for mai divers. Eurovision As was widely anticipated, Ukraine won the most recent edition of the Eurovision Song Contest this past weekend. “Le Kalush Orchestra, dont la chanson Stefania mêle hip-hop et musique traditionnelle, a recueilli 631…

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Stereotypes Posted by on May 3, 2022

Prejudice and stereotypes (les préjugés et les stéréotypes) are almost always bad … except when they are the source of a humorous campagne publicitaire from the French financial company Cofidis. This week we look at some pubs that highlight common misconceptions that people make about other people. Don’t judge … A book by it’s cover! In French…

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French News Update Current Events Posted by on Apr 19, 2022

In this “between two tours” time, a lot of the news coming out of France is related to the upcoming Presidential run-off scheduled for le dimanche 24 avril. But that’s not the only thing happening! So this week, in addition to a presidential update, we’ll look at the recent holidays and get an update on the…

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French at the movies Posted by on Apr 5, 2022

Almost lost in the aftermath of the gilfe that rocked the Oscar’s ceremony il y a dix jours was the amazing performance of the film Coda. The film, a remake of a 2014 French hit, took home the awards for meilleur acteur secondaire, meilleur scénario adapté, and of course meilleur film. La famille Bélier Like its French fore-bearer, Coda…

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Au revoir! Posted by on Mar 31, 2022

Coucou! If you have been following the blogs closely these past 5 months, you will know I just moved to the south of France. 🎉 Clairement, ma vie a beaucoup changé. (Clearly, my life has changed a lot.) In fact, almost two years ago I posted for the first time on the French Language Blog and…

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The latest news from France Posted by on Mar 22, 2022

The news in France continues to be dominated by la guerre en Ukraine and l’élection présidentielle but, if one looks, there are other interesting événements  insolites happening. Growing up Just over a year ago, I talked about how the Eiffel Tower was getting a make-over/new paint job ahead of the 2024 Olympic Games. Now the iconic…

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Le recyclage (reading practice) Posted by on Mar 18, 2022

Le recyclage  Depuis 1950, l’homme a fabriqué 8,3 milliards de tonnes de plastiques Si la quantité exacte est quasiment impossible à déterminer, ils ont cependant estimé que 8 millions de tonnes de ces détritus avaient été rejetées dans les mers durant la seule année 2010. Cette pollution marine est la plus inquiétante. Au total, plus…

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