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19
Mar

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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07
Jan

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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13
Dec

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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05
May

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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19
Nov

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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14
Oct

Two new places in/around Geneva to find our book

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Friends! It’s official, as of October, our This is NOT a Normal French Book is now available in two book stores in and around Geneva. One of the biggest bookshops in Geneva, Payot Chantepoulet was happy to receive our book and is now showcasing it in the store. It’s the […]

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26
Sep

Are you hungry?

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Once in a while we write reviews in French of great places to eat in and around Geneva. Use the reviews to practice reading in French and at the same time find out where to grab a bite… and maybe speak French? Have a question? Let us know by leaving […]

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24
Aug

Special course for “Back to School”

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It’s almost that time again for parents and children – Back to school. To help ease you or your children back into French learning, we’re offering a special one-on-one course in Geneva for September. The course includes tips to help you with your pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. We will also […]

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18
Jul

Il fait trop beau pour travailler!

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Is the weather too good to be working today where you are?   Share now / Partage maintenant!

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07
Jul

French is not only spoken in France!

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If you want to get accustomed to the accent from Burkina Faso, a country in West Africa where the official language is also French, check Yacoub’s cool video for beginners. Enjoy! Share now / Partage maintenant!

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