Tag Archives: French

10 Hilarious French Jokes to Gain Fluency While Having Fun!

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A big thank you to our teachers Alessandra and Line for their valuable contributions to this article! If you stop to think about it for a minute, I’m sure you’ll remember one or two French jokes? For example, this one: Why do French people eat snails? – Because they don’t like fast food. No? Well, what(…)


Top 5 French YouTubers to Improve Your Listening Skills & Have a Blast in 2021

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Tired of learning French with old textbooks? Then it might be time to try something a bit more exciting. Learning French with YouTubers is a great way to boost your listening skills and to learn informal words and expressions while having lots of fun. You’re not fluent in French yet? Don’t worry. In most cases,(…)


5 Common French Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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On the road to learning French, there are many obstacles that trip up even the most dedicated students. Luckily you can learn from others, using the most common French mistakes that students make as a road map to navigate your own journey. Here are the top errors to avoid:   Take your French to the(…)


5 Addictive French Films You Can Stream Right Now

Click here and discover 5 incredible Netflix shows and films to help you learn French

Ah, Netflix. You may be cancelling half the shows we love or suggesting us things that show you really don’t know us at all. But you’re still our favourite place to go when we need something new to watch! Especially us language lovers; where else would we go for films and shows in our target(…)


English Alternatives: The Most Common Second Languages to Learn

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English might be the most popular second language for people around the world to learn, but it certainly isn’t the only one. And this makes sense, right? We live in a society where people are constantly moving, and that often means relocation for jobs, remote working, communication with overseas clients, etc. There is definitely more(…)


“Inclusive Writing” for Gender-Based Languages

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Jumping off of the last article discussing possible inherent sexism embedded within a language, inclusive writing in terms of gender should really not be the new trend in writing that it seems to be. However, for some of us, it is. With that in mind, how does attempting to writing more inclusively work when you(…)


Could the Languages We Speak be Inherently Sexist?

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The language we choose to use is important, both in terms of the individual words we say and getting our point across. Language reveals us, our values and our views in the words we choose and the ones we carefully omit. But what if our mother tongue is inherently biased in its word choices? What(…)


Switzerland: Where Multilingualism Works

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Switzerland might be synonymous with cheese, chocolate, and skiing, but there is another area that the country specialises in that should be celebrated, and that’s multilingualism. And while multilingualism is not something unusual to find in a country, perhaps this level of successful integration is. Let’s take a look! Facts and figures Okay, so here’s(…)


There’s More that Meets the Eye: Languages of the United States

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So America is the land of the monolingual, the place where only English is spoken and no other language exists—aside from for the more than forty million people who speak Spanish as a first language, and the estimated eleven million speaking it as a second, of course, but who’s counting those? And other than English(…)