Summer at French in Normandy

French in Normandy is an award winning school based in Rouen, the beautiful and historic capital of Normandy. Rouen is the perfect destination to learn French. The city is only one hour from Paris...

Le Dernier Mot: That Which We Call a Rose…

What’s in a nickname? Kristin Espinasse was hoping hers would be something cool(er)! When I moved to France as a young woman from Arizona, my boyfriend introduced me to all his amis (and amies). I...

Le Dernier Mot: Naked Ambition

A visit to a nudist’s paradise is no big deal – right? Kristin Espinasse reveals all... While renovating our home in La Ciotat, my husband and I decided to escape the dusty chaos by heading...

Le Dernier Mot: Uninvited Guêpes

Wearing shorts and T-shirts on a hot summer day, my family and I are seated around our picnic table. Nearby, rows and rows of leafy grapevines flutter in the breeze… usually, this is a...

Le Tour du Web: What We’re Reading This Week

Some not-to-miss stories coming out of France this week.

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...

Study French in Paris this Summer at The American University of Paris

Imagine studying French at the corner café ordering your morning expresso, at the neighborhood boulangerie picking up a fresh-baked croissant, and on the bus purchasing your billet. At The American University of Paris (AUP), this is possible. On the AUP campus,...

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...

Are you looking for the ideal place to study French? We may have something...

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...
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Le Dernier Mot: Fuzzy Dice at the French Auto Parts Store

There I am, wandering aimlessly through an auto-parts store, killing time. I have come here to pick up a repaired pneu, but the man behind the counter has told me it’s not ready yet and has asked me...