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...

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...

French Word of the Week: Épanouissement

Épanouissement is the French word for "bloom," but this literal botanical sense is only one of the many uses of the word. It also comes closest to that elusive concept that the Declaration of...

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...

Feel at Home “Au Café”: How To Order Coffee Like a French Native

Géraldine Lepère is the founder of Comme une Française, where she delivers French language and culture lessons to expats, visitors, and worldwide francophiles. So you’re in France and you don’t want to feel like a...
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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...

Say It With Flowers

Since in France your flowers send a message, you need to know what you're saying

Eurolingua One-to-One French Homestay Immersion Programme in France

Looking to learn French? Here's an opportunity to immerse yourself in the language while also living la vie française. The Eurolingua One-to-One French language homestay immersions are available year round in some of France’s most beautiful locations. Here's...
Space Invader at Rue du Temple in Paris

Read the Signs: Rue du Temple in Paris

It is one of the oldest streets in Paris, running 1,335 metres and linking Rue de Rivoli and Place de la République. Rue du Temple is named after the Knights Templar, who set up their headquarters in Paris in 1140, building a...
Lac d'Annecy, as seen from above

CILFA in Annecy: The Best French Language Schools

A small class size and professional instructors ensures a top-notch French immersion in beautiful Annecy.