LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

10 Things that could hinder an Anglophone from fully integrating into the French culture

Every-day things like insisting on greeting complete strangers in the elevator, yet totally avoiding a friendly banter afterwards; have left me scratching my head at times. Below I’ve compiled some examples on how these subtleties (that I never noticed before moving here) have sometimes impacted my full integration into the French culture. […]

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

How good is your French?

A1 Who are you kidding?! You can’t speak French! A1 level is the equivalent to getting points for writing down your name correctly on an exam paper. You can just about manage to write your […]

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

8 ways to use French to your advantage

Every language has its own useful expressions appropriate to the culture that has produced it. Here are some that can be particularly handy in French. 1.  The common use of the pronoun ‘on’ (meaning ‘one’, […]

FOOD AND DRINK

The Story of French Delicacies

France is known for its gastronomic cuisine, famous chefs, Michelin restaurants and ‘Les Gourmands’. There are a few French delicacies that almost everyone associates with France. The more adventurous tourists and expats can boast to […]