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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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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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Miscellaneous March Posted by on Mar 15, 2022

After last week’s Pop & Politics, this week were back with a little bit of a miscellaneous March potpourri. We’ve got a little more politics, some vocabulary, and a pronoun debate. Bonne lecture! Sondage The premier tour de l’élection présidentielle 2022 is less than a month away (April 10; with the second tour, if needed, scheduled…

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Macron in charge Posted by on Jan 4, 2022

Today is le mardi 4 janvier, and as it does every year, January marks the beginning of a new year. Bienvenue à 2022! January this year also marks the start of a new 6 month term for France as the head of the Conseil de l’Union européenne making Emmanuel Macron responsible for the group while…

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10 … 9 … 8 … Posted by on Dec 28, 2021

Christmas has come and gone and the new year is at hand. Sadly this December 31st’s festivities in Paris will be muted again à cause de Covid. “Il y aura une interdiction des rassemblements festifs ainsi qu’une interdiction des concerts et feux d’artifice [… et] la vente et la consommation d’alcool sera aussi prohibée.” The…

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