Au Restaurant: Learn French Language & Etiquette

Essential phrases and social tips to help you get by in France. When travel opens up post-pandemic, the first thing we'll want to do is dine out at a French bistro or brasserie. Here Françoise...

French Culture: Etiquette Tips for Travellers

We look at the minefield of manners and social mores l’Apéro The French apéritif, or apéro for short, is one of the very building blocks of French social life, an important signal of the end...

Alliance Française in the US Finds Success in Online Learning

When schooling changed to online for most of the world due to strategies to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the Alliance Française chapters did the same with their French language classes and events. The result...

Le Dernier Mot: It’s Cupboard Love

When does a healthy penchant for provisions turn into hoarding? When our 25-year-old opened the kitchen pantry and began his grocery shopping, I felt a mixture of pride and panic. Hey there, wait a minute....

Au Guichet de la Gare: Learn French Language & Etiquette

Essential phrases and social tips to help you get by in France. Françoise Giordano from Fast Track French presents a conversation you might encounter when visiting France. This week, we’re at the station buying a...

10 Surprising Anglophones Who Speak French

Parlez-vous français? (“do you speak French?”) For most of us the answer is non, but there are more people who have mastered the language than you might expect. Let’s look at a few. Queen Elizabeth...

Learn French Language: La Galette des Rois

Essential phrases and social tips to help you get by in France. C’est l’Épiphanie! Et cette année Françoise Giordano de FastTrackFrench.com a invité son amie australienne Marnie, qui est en vacances dans le sud-ouest,...

Le Dernier Mot: COVID Greeting, One Elbow or Two?

To bise, or not to bise? Kristin finds the traditional French greeting just got trickier Heading out for une soirée in nearby Cassis, I paused to recite the doormat drill – you know, that mental...
Giverny

Learn French Language: Chez le Jardin de Monet

Essential phrases and social tips to help you get by in France Françoise Giordano of FastTrackFrench.com has organised a surprise for her sister Véronique’s birthday – a day trip to Monet’s famous gardens at Giverny.... VÉRONIQUE:...
Catherine Vedder Zumba

A Perfect Match: Practice French with Online Zumba en Français

Zumba is a popular Latin dance-based fitness class that can burn 600+ calories a session. Learning French is a constant for many who attend online Alliance Française French classes or use other French learning...