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A sentimental education Posted by on Jul 12, 2022

In 1869, Gustave Flaubert published his Éducation sentimentale. This classic example of the Bildungsroman or roman d’apprentissage tells the story of law student Frederic Moreau and his infatuation with the older Mme Arnoux in his hometown in Normandy. This week we’ll have our own éducation sentimentale as we explore les sentiments en français. Sentiments ou…

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Did you know? Posted by on Jun 14, 2022

I keep a file where I collect ideas for future blog posts. Sometimes these ideas turn into full posts, sometimes they find their way into longer posts as bonus content … and somtimes enough of them build up that I think “ok, let’s get these out into the world!” This week I’m sharing a round-up…

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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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The Little Prince in Paris Posted by on Feb 22, 2022

If you’re a long-time follower, you already know that one of France’s most famous contributions to the world of literature was not actually written in France. Now for the first time, the manuscript of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince is making a trip to Paris. Le Petit Prince à Paris Written and first published…

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Get cozy Posted by on Feb 1, 2022

February may be the shortest month (thank goodness!) and meteorological spring might be just 28 days away, but with its cieux gris, neige, and froid, it can feel like the longest! For me, there is no better month to get cozy than février! Ça caille toujours … The weather hasn’t gotten any warmer since DjeuhDhoah…

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French Wordle game: SUTOM Posted by on Jan 27, 2022

Coucou!  You may have already heard the hype around the new addictive word game called Wordle. This simple daily game challenges you to guess a word in six tries, and it lets you know if a letter is in the word or not, and whether it is in the right place. The word is always…

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Dreaming Posted by on Jan 25, 2022

No one quite knows what they are or why we have them, but they say you’ve really started to learn a new language when your dreams are in that language. While it doesn’t answer any deep questions about the nature of dreams, a recent IFOP survey does give us some insights into the question “à…

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