Tag Archives: France

The Road to Making French Great Again


When Emmanuel Macron won the French elections in May 2017, his tasks included an overhaul of the French economy, and attempting to resurge the influence of France in Europe. Although these sorts of campaigns are nothing out of the ordinary for newly elected leaders to promise, his latest drive to make French great again is(…)

Countries Preventing the English Language Invasion


Thanks to the internet, it seems that English really is everywhere. It sneaks into our vocabulary without even really trying, with loanwords for the things we take for granted becoming the norm, even in countries whose first language isn’t English. The question is, is it always welcome? Are non-English speaking countries happy with their hashtags,(…)

French Slang Terms to Help You Speak Like a Local


To become fluent in a language, you need to move beyond textbook grammar and learn how first language speakers actually talk. An important cornerstone of this native fluency is slang. French is no different. Casual French is full of words and expressions that you won’t find in your textbook. These words give colour to the(…)

9 Surprising Facts About the French Language


Parlez-vous français? Maybe you don’t know how to speak French yet, but you’re probably already familiar with many things about the French language. You know it’s one of the most romantic languages in the world. Your vocabulary most likely includes champagne, bordeaux and cabernet franc, and you’ve used expressions like je t’aime, c’est la vie(…)

8 Great Schools for Study Abroad Programs in France


Picture strolling daily through the streets of Paris, having a picnic alongside the river Seine, cycling through the vineyards in Bordeaux, and ordering your croissants in the local language. Studying abroad in France will give you the opportunity to do this and so much more! There are plenty of great universities to choose from if(…)