Le Dernier Mot: Sirène Again!

Thanks to her hubby, fish-out-of-water Kristin Espinasse rediscovers the joys of swimming As a child growing up in the Arizona desert I never missed an opportunity to swim. A broken limb could not keep me...

Le Dernier Mot: An Exception to Every Rule

The first time I heard about “an exception to every rule” was in French class. Soon after, I would learn that the phrase goes far beyond grammar to encompass rules in everyday French life....

Chez le Coiffeur, At the Hair Salon: French Language & Etiquette

Françoise Giordano from FastTrackFrench.com heads down to the hair salon to freshen up her do, and gets some welcome advice about her styling… FRANÇOISE: Bonjour, Monsieur. J’ai rendez-vous à 14h pour me faire couper les...

France Through Its Words: 10 of the Best Literary Settings

In France, you are never too far from the setting of a novel. Dominic Bliss picks out 10 locations forever associated with some of the greatest stories ever told. ROUEN Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert Flaubert’s scathing...

Learn French at the Sorbonne Summer University 2018

Welcome to the Sorbonne! Our summer programme is intended for students and anyone wanting to come and experience French culture and education in one of the most prestigious universities in Europe. It is a chance...

Le Dernier Mot: Autumn’s Delights, A Ramble

"It looks like we will have tomatoes up into November!” I tell my husband, who has just pedalled back from the beach. I am excited by the findings in our garden, and motivated to do better each year....

Au Marché, At the Market: French Language & Etiquette

Françoise Giordano from FastTrackFrench.com pops down to the farmer’s market with her mother for a spot of shopping... FRANÇOISE: Bonjour Monsieur. LE MARCHAND: Bonjour Mademoiselle, je peux vous aider? FRANÇOISE: Oui. Je voudrais acheter des fruits de...

Le Dernier Mot: A New Life in La Ciotat

After 10 years of living in the country, we may soon be moving to the city! Sometime last year my husband said adieu to the strenuous, uncertain life of the vigneron. Yet, while he...

Le Dernier Mot: Aching Bones and Sagging French

When my husband’s pal, Nicolas, invited us to une crémaillère to celebrate his move back to Marseille, I expected to see friends I’ve known for decades. But I never imagined that I’d have difficulty understanding them! What happened to...

Inflexyon in Lyon: More than a Language School

Inflexyon offers an innovative and dynamic teaching program that is adapted to each student. Small-sized classes, (around 15-18 students for the “general French course” and 12-15 for the skill development workshops), diversified approaches to the French...