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Le Trajet And Rising Water Levels – Commuting Vocabulary In French Posted by on May 9, 2018

Anyone who has ever commuted, whether it’s à l’école ou au bureau (to school or to the office) knows just how annoying anything that slows the the daily trip can be. En France, there is a stereotypical reason for commutes to be delayed that most students and workers have had to use at least once:…

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French Music – Bénabar Posted by on May 8, 2018

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I discovered a new French singer this week who I’m excited to share with you. I had never heard of Bénabar despite the fact that his career spans more than 20 years! Le début de la suite (The beginning of the next phase)* is his eighth studio album and features songs that are almost little short…

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And If We Sang – Learning Grammar Through Music Posted by on May 2, 2018

Some things like learning les genres des mots (the gender of words) can take a long time and requires a lot of memorization. If you’re lucky sometimes there’s a catchy song that helps the process and makes practicing grammar something you can do for fun! When learning le français, there are some things that can…

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French Verbs – To Take, To Learn, To Understand Posted by on May 1, 2018

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m hoping – despite the challenges – to one day  teach French full time. In order to be ready for that eventuality, I have gone back to school myself to get a Master’s degree in Education. A recent assignment on learning and understanding got me thinking about those verbs in French… and…

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Allumer The Light – Forgetting A Useful Word In French Posted by on Apr 25, 2018

It can be surprising how ordinary useful words take a long time to learn. Something as useful as un tournevis (a screwdriver) is often skipped over in textbooks, but when you need one, it’s an important word to know how to say! Whether it’s un nouveau lit (a new bed) or une nouvelle expression (a…

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