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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 changĂ©. (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 prĂ©sidentielle but, if one looks, there are other interesting évĂ©nements  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 fabriquĂ© 8,3 milliards de tonnes de plastiques Si la quantitĂ© exacte est quasiment impossible Ă  dĂ©terminer, ils ont cependant estimĂ© que 8 millions de tonnes de ces dĂ©tritus avaient Ă©tĂ© rejetĂ©es dans les mers durant la seule annĂ©e 2010. Cette pollution marine est la plus inquiĂ©tante. Au total, plus…

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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 prĂ©sidentielle 2022 is less than a month away (April 10; with the second tour, if needed, scheduled…

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Le subjonctif Posted by on Mar 11, 2022

Coucou tout le monde! I thought it was time for a grammar lesson, so today let’s look at the subjunctive. The subjunctive mood (not a tense!) expresses anything that is not an assertion (the indicative mood) but, rather, a doubt, wish, possibility, or judgment. It does exist in English as well, albeit less common, for example…

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Pop and Politics Posted by on Mar 8, 2022

Le printemps, a time of renewal and rebirth, is just about here (at least in the northern hemisphere!) This week we take a look at a number of updates from the world of politics and pop culture about new(ish) things coming this spring to France. Emmanuel Macron The President of France has finally made it…

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Celebrations Posted by on Mar 1, 2022

Today is mardi, le 1er mars … et c’est Mardi Gras! In honor of the day, today we look at a few different types of celebrations … Mardi Gras It’s traditional to feast on this last day before Lent, and for many the day’s eating isn’t complete without a local fried dough. Around France, each…

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