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...

Leaping Lizards! Fun French Words About Animals

We use lots of different words to describe groups of animals. It’s a flock of sheep but a herd of cattle. A pride of lions but a gaggle of geese. A litter of puppies...

Le Dernier Mot: Excuse Me, May I Kiss You?

To bise, or not to bise? That is the question on Kristin’s (and many others’) lips this month... Two Sundays ago, my plans to sneak out of church were foiled when I ran smack into...

Le Dernier Mot: Exit Strategy

Party all night or absquatulate? Kristin schools us in the art of taking French leave The first time I did a so-called ‘French leave’ was by accident. At 12 years old, I snuck out of...