La bise 101

Most people know or have heard of “la bise” as a French form of greeting. But what is “la bise” exactly and most importantly, how does it work? If you are one of the many people left discombobulated by the mysterious Gallic custom, read ahead! First things first, who on earth came up with suchContinue reading “La bise 101”

The deliciously and politically incorrect french-bashing Mr Taylor

Let me introduce you to Paul Taylor. Paul is English. He grew up in France, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. He now lives in Paris and quit a job at Apple in order to perform stand-up comedy in both English and French. He created, wrote and starred his own show on Canal+ called “What theContinue reading “The deliciously and politically incorrect french-bashing Mr Taylor”

Poisson d’avril !

Every year, on the 1st of April, it is a common joke in France amongst children to try and stick a paper fish on their friends’ back without them noticing. When discovered, the person pulling the prank shouts: “Poisson d’avril!” Grown-ups’ “poissons d’avril” consist in making up fake news or practical jokes. Even the mediaContinue reading “Poisson d’avril !”

“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!””

Virelangues et Tongue-twisters !

 Chauffez les langues! A vos marques, prêts, partez!!!! Warm up your tongues! Ready, Steady, Go!   Qu’est-ce qu’un virelangue ? Le mot “virelangue” est un néologisme calqué sur le mot anglais “tongue-twister“, c’est-à-dire une suite de mots souvent incongrue que l’on doit répéter le plus longtemps et rapidement possible! Un défi lexical et ludique queContinue reading “Virelangues et Tongue-twisters !”

Vidéos rigolotes en français

  Aujourd’hui, je vous propose des vidéos rigolotes très diverses mais pour tous les goûts! Alors, amusez-vous bien et n’hésitez pas à me dire en commentaire laquelle est votre préférée ou n’hésitez pas à en ajouter! Today, I am presenting you with some funny videos for all tastes! So enjoy and feel free to commentContinue reading “Vidéos rigolotes en français”

Observing Michelle

Je suis super fan de… I am a super fan of… Michelle ou @michmski, une jeune américaine expatriée à Paris fan de saut à la corde extrême : Michelle a.k.a. @michmski, a young American chick who moved to Paris and who loves extreme jump roping:   et qui tient un blog http://observingparticipant.wordpress.com/about/ mais surtout, qui publieContinue reading “Observing Michelle”