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Latest Blog Posts for Franglaphone: Adventures in Learning French

  • <I>Non means no!</I>
    on Oct 16, 2010
    My son started kindergarten at a French Immersion school recently, and has been reluctant to speak, though I know he understands at least a little of what is said, and he can devine much more from the context and tone of the teachers. Still, he has n...
  • Non means no!
    on Oct 15, 2010
    My son started kindergarten at a French Immersion school recently, and has been reluctant to speak, though I know he understands at least a little of what is said, and he can devine much more from the context and tone of the teachers. Still, he has n...
  • Foster French Connections
    on Oct 4, 2010
    A move to a new city--I have recently moved to the Seattle area, myself--can be a lonely effort, or you can view it as a vibrant opportunity to expand your community of friends and acquaintances. It's a matter of choice, and of knowing...
  • Never Let Them See You Move Your MouthFrench pronunciation for American speakers is a challenge. We have our pronounced Rs and twangy consonants, though we let a lot of things slide through our teeth, unlike our English counterparts: we say “twenny” instead of “twenty” for exampl...
  • <I>Never Let Them See You Move Your Mouth</I>French pronunciation for American speakers is a challenge. We have our pronounced Rs and twangy consonants, though we let a lot of things slide through our teeth, unlike our English counterparts: we say “twenny” instead of “twenty” for exampl...
  • La Grammaire est une Chanson DureThere's a book for youths here by Erik Orsenna that I'm slowly reading in my moyenne french, and every time I look at the title a potentially revised title comes to mind. French grammar is certainly douce, and slow to absorb, at least for me. Th...
  • <I>La Grammaire est une Chanson Dure</I>There's a book for youths here by Erik Orsenna that I'm slowly reading in my moyenne french, and every time I look at the title a potentially revised title comes to mind. French grammar is certainly douce, and slow to absorb, at least for me. The...
  • Filling in the Gaps
    on Jul 22, 2010 in chatting in french french grammar
    As much as one can enjoy learning a language over conversations at petits dejeuners, picnics at le Jardin du Luxembourg, and luxurious French diners, soirees never hurt either.But all of that delicious work aside, classes are very useful for filling...
  • L'Homme Qui Pêche
    on Jul 20, 2010
    To take a modern look at Rodin's theme, as seen through my camera lens en marchant around Lac Daumesnil at Bois de Vincennes. The park is full of joggers, walkers and, this morning, this fisherman manning four poles.
  • Photo Du Jour: Metro Music Man, 12ème arr.
    on Jun 29, 2010
    I thought this harp music was a recording--or not really a harp--until I peeked around the corner. We've also been trumpeted on the Metro trains.
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