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A Réveillon Raclette Posted by on Dec 21, 2021

It’s almost time for another Christmas Eve Réveillon. While le repas de Noël can often be fancy and festive, sometimes you’re just in the mood for something simple and convivial. If you’re looking for something different, perhaps you’d consider a Réveillon Raclette. La Raclette This delicious French/Swiss meal that Josh first described for us back…

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French Christmas Commercials Posted by on Dec 7, 2021

It’s time to dig into a new batch of commercials! They’re a great (short) way to work your language skills and experience some French culture at the same time. As always, try and watch theses commercials without the subtitles first (and without looking at the translations!) then reveal the text and translation if you need…

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Shorts Posted by on Nov 23, 2021

The quartier de Gobelins in the heart of the 13th arrondissement on the left bank of the Seine river is not only the historic center of tapestry-making in the capital but the modern day home of the École de l’image where digital artists weave together sounds and images to create beautiful stories and more. École de…

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Remembrances Posted by on Nov 16, 2021

World War I ended over 100 years ago. This year’s celebrations of the 103rd anniversary of the Armistice included a special tribute to a hero from a later conflict, World War II. Hubert Germain, compagnon de la Libération Hubert Germain, who passed away earlier in October, was the last living member of the ordre de…

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Coming Home Posted by on Nov 9, 2021

As I write this (lundi 8 novembre), French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is on his way home from the International Space Station. As he journeys from space to the earth, let’s look at his journey. From space to the earth Back in April the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and three other astronauts left Cape Canaveral in…

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AOP’s vs. Nutri-Score Posted by on Oct 19, 2021

I came across a story for all you foodies out there – a news story especially of interest to those of you (us!) who love to eat but also care about your health. Discussions set to be held today (mardi, 19 octobre, 2021) will pit some of Europe’s most recognized AOP’s against a European-wide Nutri-Score…

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Emojis in French Posted by on Oct 5, 2021

Whether you call them pictogramme, émoticône ou smiley you’ve surely seen them … and probably used them. They’re not just for SMS any more having made their way onto Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and even into des courriels/mails au bureau Emojis in French A recent article got me thinking about emojis in French. As is often…

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