Understanding the ASSIMIL method – Comprendre la méthode ASSIMIL

Did you know that the first ever ASSIMIL method was published in 1929, a mere 86 years ago? ASSIMIL is a French company that was founded by Alphonse Chérel in 1929. The company creates and published many language courses. With its first “sans peine” collection, the ASSIMIL method became successful thanks to its funny everyday lifeContinue reading “Understanding the ASSIMIL method – Comprendre la méthode ASSIMIL”

WIN my latest ASSIMIL French workbook! [Competition inside]

I am very proud and excited to announce the publishing of my latest book! Je suis fière de vous annoncer la publication de mon dernier ouvrage !   French for false beginners This easy-to-use workbook has been designed specifically for false beginners in French. It includes 200 fun-filled exercises (with answers) which follow a logicalContinue reading “WIN my latest ASSIMIL French workbook! [Competition inside]”

WIN a signed copy of Adventures of SuperYam: Harry and SuperYam™ [competition inside]

Meet SuperYam™, the superhero who represents the world of fruit, vegetables and healthy eating! Harry and SuperYam™, written by Sydney mum Alla Novochenok-Serhan and illustrated by Jay Rollins, is the first story from Adventures of SuperYam™; a children’s picture-book series promoting food education and tackling childhood obesity. SuperYam™ is the intergalactic superhero who travels toContinue reading “WIN a signed copy of Adventures of SuperYam: Harry and SuperYam™ [competition inside]”

Le Forum, your French Bookshop in Australia

Do you know Le Forum? Because if you don’t, well, then, you should! Le Forum is a bookshop which was established in Fremantle in 2004. It is an independent bookstore dedicated to bring the best of French culture to Australia’s doorstep. All of their products are also accessible via their online-selling shop and available toContinue reading “Le Forum, your French Bookshop in Australia”

New Facebook Page: Like, Love, Share!!

Dear Readers and Followers, I am delighted to announce the creation of my new author’s Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/EstelleBoxauthor   Come and join the page and enjoy book news, French words, quotes, offers, competitions and more! See you on Facebook!   Estelle

“Let’s learn French” Perpetual Calendar – Le calendrier perpétuel “Let’s learn French!”

I am proud to present you my second “book” published by Assimil, the “Let’s learn French!” Perpetual calendar, filled with 366 fun-filled French lessons, featuring one Limerick, joke or quote per day complete with beautiful illustrations from Sarah Andreacchio! Je suis très fière de vous présenter mon deuxième “livre” publié par Assimil, le calendrier perpétuelContinue reading ““Let’s learn French” Perpetual Calendar – Le calendrier perpétuel “Let’s learn French!””

A guide to Buying a Translation / Traduction : Faire les bons choix

When you are foreign to the linguists’ industry, buying a translation can be daunting and frustrating.Fortunately, the ITI (The Institute of Translating and Interpreting) has issued an extremely useful guide aimed at those who find themselves in this tricky situation. In this guide, the authors explain for example the difference between translating and interpreting, theContinue reading “A guide to Buying a Translation / Traduction : Faire les bons choix”

Jellybeans: Morning, Noon and Night!

THE STORY “Jellybeans: morning, noon & night” is a deliciously politically incorrect illustrated children’s book written by Maggie Pajak and illustrated by Marni Backer. The book tells the story of Matthew and Andrew, two brothers (and Maggie’s children in real life) who LOVE jellybeans so much, they wish they could only eat jellybeans for breakfast, lunch andContinue reading “Jellybeans: Morning, Noon and Night!”

French Phrasebook, Assimil

My latest baby is out! My latest book was published in February 2013 and is available on the Assimil website http://fr.assimil.com/methodes/3809# I have had great fun working on this book with Assimil and I really hope that it will help people with their French needs when travelling to France or any other French-speaking country. It isContinue reading “French Phrasebook, Assimil”

The Diabolical Mr Tiddles

The Diabolical Mr Tiddles By Tom McLaughlin    One month ago, I asked my lovely twitter followers what their current favourite children’s book was  and @QcqttQ recommended “The Diabolical Mr Tiddles” by Tom McLaughlin (@_TomMcLaughlin on Twitter). I have to confess that neither my kids nor I (we each have our own childrens’ book librariesContinue reading “The Diabolical Mr Tiddles”