Le Dernier Mot: Birds of a Feather

...flock together – and are loyal to a fault, says Kristin Espinasse There is never a dull moment in our three-generational nid here in La Ciotat. Recently, my mom called out, “Five green parrots!”, sending...

La Colo, Summer Camp: Learn French Language

Françoise Giordano of FastTrackFrench.com picks up her niece Naya and her little friend Marie from holiday camp and discovers the naughty pair have been up to no good FRANÇOISE: Alors les filles c’était comment cette...

Le Dernier Mot: Affair of the Heart

More than two decades on, France and its people still make Kristin Espinasse’s heart skip a beat You have probably stumbled across the word terroir (especially if you are a wine lover) and have a...

Le Dernier Mot: Inside Job

An unlatched portillon opens the floodgates of Kristin Espinasse’s overactive imagination Returning home from my morning walk, I noticed my mom pacing in the garden. “Kristi,” she said. “The front gate was open.” The two...

Interview with Janet Hulstrand, Author of “Demystifying the French”

Travelling to France and baffled by the cultural code? Keen for insights even as a long-time expatriate? Pick up a new book by Janet Hulstrand-- writer, editor, writing coach, teacher, and France Today contributor--...

Au Café: Learn French Language and Etiquette

Françoise Giordano de FastTrackFrench.com donne rendez-vous à son amie Charlotte dans un petit café à Hossegor. Mais elles n’arrivent pas à se décider... LE SERVEUR: Bonjour mesdames, installez-vous et je suis à vous dans 5...

Le Dernier Mot: La Génération Sandwich

Kristin Espinasse may have dreamed of an empty nest, but the universe had other plans... When my beau-père passed away two years ago, I knew it was a matter of time before my mother, now...

Alliance Française de Rouen-Normandie: Learn French in France

"More than an impression - an immersion!" Founded in 1986, the Alliance Française of Rouen-Normandie combines high-quality French learning with a great destination. Normandy, with its exceptional geographical location, extending to the English Channel and...

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What about immersing yourself in the French language and culture, in Toulouse, city of incomparable charm, nestled in the middle of Occitanie, within reach of both the Mediterranean Sea beaches and the tracks and pistes...

Happy Halloween: French Language & Etiquette

C’est Halloween! And Françoise Giordano from FastTrackFrench.com is getting ready to celebrate, starting with a spot of pumpkin carving with the kids FRANÇOISE: On va commencer par creuser les citrouilles! Toi, Romain tu dessines les...