Do you know TED?

IDEAS WORTH SPREADING Last year, I discovered the most amazing, inspiring and interesting nonprofit organisation: TED, devoted to spreading ideas in the form of short powerful talks. These talks cover most topics and are delivered in more than 100 languages all around the world. There will always be a topic which will interest YOU andContinue reading “Do you know TED?”

“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”

7 Ways to Help Maintaining Your French

A foreign language that you are learning should really be practised on a regular basis so as to maintain a good level of proficiency. So here are some tips as to what you can do to ensure that this level is maintained! I have also included some very useful links. 1) READ This is anContinue reading “7 Ways to Help Maintaining Your French”

A poem to teach greetings to children in French

As I am currently teaching French at Year 3 Primary level and have already taught how to introduce yourself (name, age, residence), I thought that it would be nice for the children to learn a poem which would include all of those notions that they could show off to their parents! And to introduce theContinue reading “A poem to teach greetings to children in French”

Do you speak motherese?

But what on earth , are you now thinking, IS motherese? Do you know what motherese iiiiiiiiiis? Do you know? Doooooooo you? Oh yes you do! Yeeeeeeeeeeeees you do!!!! Well… “Motherese” (or “parentese”) is the name that was given to Baby talk. It is a nonstandard form of speech used by adults in talking to toddlers andContinue reading “Do you speak motherese?”

Do you Busuu?

Have you ever heard of  “Busuu”? Busuu is a social network for learning languages based on a “Freemium” model (offering both free and premium services). The website is named after a Cameroon language with only three living speakers in 2005! This is how the Busuu describes their method: “Instead of studying alone at home withContinue reading “Do you Busuu?”