Category Archives: Studying French

Learning French – the final Exams.

In two previous posts I’ve written about the challenges of learning French. Of course, in a new language you’re bound to make some mistakes. It’s all part of the territory of looking like a fool while trying desperately to blend … Continue reading

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Something funny for your weekend: Faking French

Whew, I can’t believe it’s already Friday. We’ve settled nicely into our new flat and I am falling in love with our neighborhood. It feels so much more authentically “Parisian” – with cafés, boulangeries, bi-weekly marchés and plenty of fascinating … Continue reading

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Alors! Vous ne comprenez rien!

On Monday I attended my third conversational class. In addition to nine hours per week of traditional class, I’ve added a couple of hours of conversational classes in an attempt to actually try to learn more about speaking French. Monday’s … Continue reading

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Paris slows down

There is definitely a change in the air here in Paris. The weather has shifted, signaling the end of the heatwave. Along with the warmth, it seems many of the tourists have left. The banks of the Seine are mostly … Continue reading

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Je suis une étudiante.

Hello from Paris. We are settling in. Upon arrival on Thursday, we caught a taxi to our new flat on Île St. Louis. Normally we would have taken the RER into town but decided that lugging our bags would be … Continue reading

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