The Language of Coronavirus

A glossary of terms to understand coronavirus news plus useful links for teaching

Google Translate Mobile App Review

Browsing the apps on my iPhone, I stumbled across the Google Translate App and I am loving it!Thank God, it is far from perfect (long live human translation! Translators are not obsolete… yet…) but great fun to play with!With 2.3k users around the world and 103 languages you can translate between, this is an appContinue reading “Google Translate Mobile App Review”

Discover Paristique!

If you are planning a trip to Paris or just want to learn more about the City of Lights’ history, head to the very cool website called Paristique! Paristique is an interactive online map where each dot represents an urban element: a street, a square, a boulevard or a parvis (6,840 places in total). If youContinue reading “Discover Paristique!”

You can sit with me

There is one topic I have always been passionate about, as a teacher, a mother and a writer, and this topic is bullying. I loathe bullying and my heart sinks every time I hear of bullying stories driving beautiful young souls to despair. I believe that no child should feel alone, insecure or threatened. So when IContinue reading “You can sit with me”

11 useful websites to learn/teach French!

  Whether you are learning French or teaching the “langue de Molière”, you probably have found yourself in the situation of trying to find some cool and useful websites to assist you with your French. And if you indeed have, then you probably know how frustrating this process can be!! So many places to look,Continue reading “11 useful websites to learn/teach French!”

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”

30 Tips to Prepare a (French) oral examination

Preparing for an oral examination can be very daunting as there is no place to hide! But don’t panic! It can be a stress-free experience provided you are well prepared and know what to expect. Below is a list of things to do in order to make your examination a much easier adventure!   Updated 27/08/2018Continue reading “30 Tips to Prepare a (French) oral examination”