Category Archives: Boston French classes

The French of Henri, the Existential Cat

Friends keep sending Henri to me, thinking he’ll make this cat-loving French teacher happy.  But he drives me nuts.  Why doesn’t he explain why his French is so lousy and his pronunciation worse? Is he ashamed that he only moved … Continue reading

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Fête de Noël 2013

Des élèves – anciens et actuels, débutants et avancés – se sont réunis chez Susan pour sa Fête annuelle de Noël. Nous avons bavardé, grignoté et chanté des noëls – en français, évidemment !  Parfois Ed nous accompagnait au piano, … Continue reading

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Didn’t We All Intuit This ?

Didn’t we all intuit that learning – and knowing! – a second language helped the brain? Well, here’s an article reporting a York University study that shows that bilingualism staves off Altzheimers. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/science/31conversation.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha210

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Annual French class Fête de Noël

We just had our annual Christmas fete: good food, French conversation and French carols. The teacher was teased for being a dictator when she broke the group of 15 students into small groups. But it worked: whether from 25 years … Continue reading

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This Says a Lot !

What does this French cartoon about Purchasing Power say about the French economy? Beaucoup!

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