Blog to Learn French in Paris

Activities, Ideas and Articles for your French Classes

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced speaker, it is important to train your French skills.

This blog provides insights about the French language and culture. It contains articles, grammar and pronunciation exercices, and audiovisual resources to improve or perfect your comprehension skills. Have a pleasant visit!

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Business French Idioms to Use at Work

March 17th, 2018

Working in a French office can be daunting, especially if you haven’t mastered the business French idioms. I’ve put together some frequent, informal French expressions to use at work. Avoir plus...

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Writing a Travel Journal

Creating a French Travel Journal

September 7th, 2017

How to Write a French Travel Journal with your Students of French Scenario You and a friend participated in a competition organized by the Embassy of France  and have won a round trip ticket on Air F...

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French: Difference between written and spoken

April 11th, 2017

Differences between written and spoken French Spoken French and written French are so different that one could consider that they are two distinct dialects. I will highlight the main differences betwe...

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How to use qui and que in French

February 27th, 2017

Many French language students are confused with the difference between qui and que Here are some explanations with concrete examples to understand the use of qui and que. Grammatical difference betwee...

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Passé composé versus imparfait

February 9th, 2017

This lesson concentrates on the proper uses and differences between passé composé and imparfait in French Imparfait and passé composé cannot translate literally from English The imparfait describes w...

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Pardon my French! The French False cognates

January 3rd, 2017

The false friends of the French language There are numerous false cognates between French and English that often mislead students when learning French. For example, « coin » in French has nothing to ...

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French idioms

Funny French expressions

December 28th, 2016

French idioms can sometimes be hard to understand, but they can also be fun to learn and can give you an idea of the culture and humour behind the language. The French people particularly have its own...

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French grammar classes

The Essential French Grammar Websites

December 27th, 2016

French grammar is complex: conjugating the irregular verbs, for instance, may be difficult Fortunately, there are online resources at all levels that make the learning process much easier You can prog...

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Tips for the DELF B2

November 23rd, 2016

Here are some tips for preparing the DELF B2 exam The DELF B2 examination shows that the speaker is able to construct arguments to negotiate and to defend his or her opinion At level B2, the candidate...

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Best French TV series to learn French

November 23rd, 2016

What are the best French TV series to learn French? Do you want to learn idiomatic French expressions and everyday vocabulary? The French language is not an easy language to learn for the beginner stu...

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7 things to do around the Champs-Élysées

April 19th, 2016

A Paris Walking Tour from the Arc de triomphe to the Tuileries Garden This walk starts at the other end of Champs-Élysées, a 2 kilometers long avenue that connects Place de la Concorde and the Place C...

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Tips for French Tutors in Paris

March 26th, 2016

Advice for French tutors in Paris How to ensure the first French lesson goes well Whether you are an experienced French tutor in Paris or about to undertake your very first French lesson, you want to ...

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Business French Vocabulary

Learning Business French Vocabulary

March 19th, 2016

Business French vocabulary for professionals Business Greetings You know bonjour (hello, good day), but note that this greeting expression is employed only once per day. After that, you could say sal...

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French greetings to say hello

Useful French Greetings to Say Hello

March 11th, 2016

Here are some useful French greetings and expressions that you can say to greet people in France. Bonjour : hello, good day, hi Most of you know the formal expression “bonjour”, and you sh...

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French words used in english

French words used in English

March 6th, 2016

10 French Words That You’ve Seen Before… in English Over the years, the English language has borrowed a great number of French words and expressions Some of this vocabulary has been so completely abso...

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Difference between bon and bien

Difference between bon and bien in French

March 4th, 2016

Bien vs Bon: Which One Should You Use? Bon and bien in French are often confused, because they have somewhat similar meanings and they can both be adjectives, adverbs, or nouns. What is the difference...

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Best way to study French for Speaking

The Best Way to Study French for Speaking

March 2nd, 2016

As a French teacher in Paris working with adults, I am often surprised to see that my students have forgotten how to study a language. So, here are some pointers for people who want to learn French t...

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French pronunciation course in Paris

March 2nd, 2016

Do you wish to improve your French pronunciation so that others can understand you easily when you speak French? My French pronunciation course in Paris will help you get the right accent and intonati...

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Top Creative Writing Workshops in Paris

February 25th, 2016

Paris offers many opportunities for creative writing workshops Here you’ll find the best creative writing workshops in Paris, conducted in English WICE – Paris Writers’ Workshop 2016 Photo cr...

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Writing in French as a second language

February 25th, 2016

The authors who chose to write literature in French as a second language Many of the novels, plays and other literary works that belong to French literature were actually written by foreign authors. ...

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TCF French Exam Preparation in Paris

TCF French Exam Preparation in Paris

February 23rd, 2016

The TCF (Test de Connaissance du Français) is a French proficiency test for non-native speakers It helps you evaluate and have your level of proficiency certified for personal, professional or academi...

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French Lessons for Tourists in Paris

February 20th, 2016

My private French lessons for tourists in Paris can help you: Learn to speak confidently with sales persons, hotel staff and other locals Handle everyday situations, such as buying groceries or medic...

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French expressions

Hilarious French Expressions

February 17th, 2016

French expressions and idioms are a great way to sound more natural and to better understand French culture But they can also be extremely confusing, and sometimes funny if you translate them literall...

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French stereotypes

Clichés about the French

February 15th, 2016

Discover some common French stereotypes Take some time and think about the stereotypical French person. Imagine a rude Parisian with a thick mustache donning a striped tee-shirt and beret. He’s smokin...

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French spelling reform

French spelling reform

February 13th, 2016

French spelling reform : the end of the circumflex? Suggested new spellings for more than 2,000 French words have sparked controversy. The Academie Francaise proposed a French spelling reform proposal...

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French alphabet

French Phonetic Alphabet: pronunciation practice

February 10th, 2016

LEARN HOW TO PRONOUNCE THE WORDS WITH THE FRENCH PHONETIC ALPHABET The French Phonetic Alphabet consists of 37 total sounds. The IPA symbol is what linguists use to mark a certain sound. The common s...

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The best apps to learn French

February 8th, 2016

What are the best mobile apps to learn French? If you have a smartphone, you can learn with podcasts, short videos and songs. And let’s not forget – mobile apps. But you might be thinking, which apps ...

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Top movies to learn French

February 5th, 2016

Discover the top movies to learn French Whether you want to learn French, learn more about the French culture or simply have a good time, these movies are perfect for you This list contains all kind o...

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What to do in Montmartre, Paris?

March 14th, 2015

Top things to do in Montmartre Gone are the days when Montmartre was a village packed with vines and windmills, although two ‘moulins’ (windmills) and a small patch of vines do still exis...

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Tips on how to live in Paris by Robin Denise

October 16th, 2014

Robin Denise shares insights and tips on how to live in Paris I recently had the pleasure to learn more about Robin Denise’s lifestyle blog, Péchés Mignons, and about what she loves the most abo...

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Business French course Paris

Business French Course in Paris

October 12th, 2014

A personalized business French course in Paris Make French your Business My business French course in Paris is tailor-made to help executives, business travelers, and professionals in a wide range of ...

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French conversation groups in Paris

French Conversation Groups in Paris

October 9th, 2014

French Conversation Groups in Paris to Reach Fluency How to get French conversation practice in Paris An excellent way to use and remember the language that you are learning is to join French exchang...

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Professional French teacher in Paris

A professional French teacher in Paris

October 7th, 2014

We were hoping for a professional French teacher in Paris My sister and I had three mornings of French lessons in Paris (of three hours each) with Caroline as part of a holiday. We were hoping for a p...

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Professional French teacher in Paris

My summer French course in Paris was excellent

September 26th, 2014

I am a 19 year old English girl who needed to master basic French in a hurry before starting at the Ecole Boulle in Paris. I had many French lessons in Paris with Caroline over the summer. Even though...

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Professional French teacher in Paris

Intensive French language courses in Paris

July 6th, 2014

The intensive French language courses in Paris were very personalized I had studied French, but it was many years ago, and I had never lived in France and felt uneasy with conversational French. Carol...

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Professional French teacher in Paris

Caroline is the best French tutor in Paris

June 21st, 2014

Caroline is the best French tutor in Paris. She is very friendly and tailored the course materials to my level of linguistic competence and real life needs. I had Caroline as a private French teacher ...

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Beginner French Course in Paris

French course for beginners in Paris

April 2nd, 2014

French course for beginners in Paris to handle practical situations This French course for beginners in Paris will help you knowing French to interact with the locals. In the French course for beginne...

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Intensive French courses in Paris

Intensive French Courses in Paris

March 14th, 2014

Learn French though intensive French courses in Paris An intensive French course in Paris to improve your speaking skills quickly and efficiently This course is designed to ensure systematic progress...

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Rencontre avec la langue française

March 25th, 2013

Ces trois artistes ont en commun leur goût pour la langue française. A l’occasion de la Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie, ils confient l’histoire de leur rencontre ave...

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Luxury Concierge Services in Paris

February 19th, 2013

1. Haven in Paris : Short-term Vacation & Business Apartments Luxury Relax, enjoy, discover, live; pamper yourself by indulging in a stress-free luxury vacation rental experience unlike any other....

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Culture and customs of France

Culture and Customs of Paris

January 26th, 2013

What are the culture and customs of Paris? Paris and formality Paris is a cosmopolitan city and its inhabitants represent a fantastic mix of cultures, backgrounds and wealth. Though it is impossible t...

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Latin Quarter of Paris

The Latin Quarter Walk of Paris

January 23rd, 2013

Ready for a walk in the beautiful Latin Quarter of Paris? This walk will take you from the Jardin des Plantes to the Luxembourg gardens, discovering the Latin Quarter of Paris along the way The Latin ...

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French regions

Regional Accents in France

January 23rd, 2013

A vocal diversity of regional accents in France A linguistic revolution is under way in France as denizens of the Midi, Alsace and Picardy fling off the conformity of the past and learn to celebrate t...

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Improve your French reading skills and pronunciation

How to improve your French reading skills

January 21st, 2013

A Short Course in Reading French, written by Celia Brickman, helps you improve your French reading skills and master French pronunciation and grammar. This textook teaches the basic rules of French g...

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Méthodes de français professionnel

Méthodes de français professionnel

January 20th, 2013

Etudier le français professionnel (niveaux B2-C1) Vous recherchez des méthodes de français professionnel pour mieux maîtriser les situations de communication dans votre entreprise ? Vous aimeriez vous...

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Grammaire pour l’apprentissage du français

January 17th, 2013

Quelques ouvrages de grammaire pour l’apprentissage du français Exercices de grammaire en contexte, niveau intermédiaire Livre de l’élève Un livre d’entraînement avec des structures, un lexique ...

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Plus… Prononciation du “s”?

January 17th, 2013

Phonétique du français L’adverbe “plus” pose un sérieux problème aux étudiants non francophones. Faut-il ou non prononcer le “s“?

 L’usage établit que l’on p...

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Compréhension orale du français

January 16th, 2013

Sites, chansons, vidéos pour améliorer votre compréhension orale du français Chansons Site de chansons didactisées par Carmen Vera, enseignante de FLE. platea.pntic.mec.es/~cvera/hotpot/chansons/ ...

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