Category Archives: Reasons to learn French

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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Speaking French Doubles Bradley Cooper’s Sex Appeal !

Speaking French just doubled Bradley Cooper’s sex appeal. A youtube video of him being interviewed in French on French TV got over 2 million hits in its first 3 days and is still going! Ooh là là! You too can … 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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List of Paris Restaurant Recommendations by American Fans

Un ami, Eric, m’a demandé: Je me disais : si j’avais des amis américains qui venaient à Paris et qui me demandaient l’adresse de 3 restaurants “sympa-typique-parisiens” qui laissent un bon souvenir, je ne saurais pas quoi leur indiquer ! … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Explained to the French – Hysterical!

Art Buchwald’s classic explanation of Thanksgiving is priceless! It’s still a riot after  50 years. In 2005, a copy of it was reprinted in the Washington Post and it still packs its punch! I thought it was written to explain … Continue reading

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French on American Prime Time TV!

There were two beautiful comments in authentic French in the growing romance on Hawthorne. The handsome doctor is actually played by big French box-office actor, Michael Vartan. When he surprised Christina, played by Jada Pinkett Smith, with his French inner … Continue reading

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