We’re in Français Voie Active!

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One of the original mind maps created by French My Way is now published in the 2nd edition of Français Voie Active 3 by Belgium publishers VAN IN! Since 1883, VAN IN has dedicated herself almost exclusively to the production of textbooks and teaching materials. Today VAN IN is the […]

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Bonne Semaine de la langue française et de la Francophonie

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Happy French language and Francophony week (18-26 March 2017)… … can you believe it’s the 22nd edition?! What is this week about? Organized every year around March 20th, the International Francophonie Day (French: Journée internationale de la Francophonie), the week is about celebrating the richness of the French language and […]

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La Galette des Rois – A cake made for a king!

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One of the traditions in France for every new year is to eat (and share) “une galette des rois” otherwise known as “a king’s cake”. The galette des rois is traditionally eaten and shared at Epiphany, on 6 January, which celebrates the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethlehem. […]

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10 unique ways to say Happy New Year in French

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Happy New Year! Bonne année et bonne santé! This is the simplest way to wish someone a great year as we usher in 2017. But what if you want to send a more meaningful, philosophical, funny, interesting or unique message? Here are some other ways to email, tweet, sms, Facebook, […]

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Bonnes Fêtes and other useful French greetings for this holiday season

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It’s the holiday season and it’s always good to know a few easy French phrases if you’re heading to France or planning to go to “une soirée” for Christmas or New Year’s with French speakers. Here are some greetings and phrases to keep an ear out for… and try to […]

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Free resources online

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Most people are looking for resources to help them learn to speak French. There are so many ways to learn a language and you can easily take advantage of the wide range of free things you can find online. One of the most interesting way is to listen to videos […]

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“Je suis Charlie”

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If you’ve been following international news this week, you’ll have heard that gunmen stormed a popular satirical newspaper and killed 12 people including police. While we don’t want to join the obviously emotional discussion on the freedom expression, what we want to focus on is how one phrase seemed to […]

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Education is the most powerful weapon to change the world

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There’s a lot happening when it comes to organizations working on learning and education in the international development world. That’s what you’ll find in the latest edition of the UN Special, a monthly magazine for the international and diplomatic community in Geneva. It focuses on how education is being used […]

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A new project to help you speak your mind

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Have you ever had the problem of learning verbs but not knowing how to use them in past and future tense? It’s a pain in the a$$ because what we normally learn is not very useful when it comes to conversation. Language is fluid and dynamic and we hear it […]

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Three ways to language hack your brain

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A few months ago, we stumbled upon an amazing video on the Science of Memory by Gabriel Wyner, an American opera singer who learned French in 5 months. In the video, Wyner provides an interesting account of how and why we memorize words and concepts. In August, he released “Fluent […]

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