Exhibitions at De young Museum in San Francisco

Claude Monet, Water Lilies 1914 - 1917 Monet, The Late Years - until May 27,2019 The exhibition features about 50 pieces realized between 1913 and 1926 which were the last years of Claude Monet’s career. During the final stretch of his career, Monet spent most of his time at home in Giverny, a small town located on the right bank of the River Seine in northern France. » Read more...

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happy new year 2019

Have a beautiful year 2019 Wishing you great success in achieving your dreams and goals. Working for you has been fun. Looking forward to a new year filled with plenty of work and opportunities from you. Thank you all for your loyalty! Book your first 2019 French lesson! Book Now … Or score the perfect last minute present with a BoostmyFrench eGift card! Buy Gift Card » Read more...

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tools to learn french

I always come across this question while teaching students: should I use flashcards to memorize vocabulary or conjugations? Well, it all depends on how comfortable you feel with this method. We all have used in our life different ways to learn and memorize for exams. I have myself used very often flashcards in high school and college. Back then, no apps were available and making your own flashcards was a real burden! » Read more...

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france wins 2018 FIFA World Cup

Champs Elysees and Arc de Triomphe after France wins 2018 FIFA World Cup. Today, France won the 2018 FIFA World Cup 4-2 against Croatia! It had been 20 years. Twenty years and three days since France’s first World Cup title. For this second title, again, people have filled the streets across France to celebrate this victory. Match Highlights Celebration across the country » Read more...

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bastille day 2018

Fireworks at the Eiffel Tower. Happy Bastille Day 2018! Last year, we described Bastille Day’s history. This time, I simply wanted to share this year’s parade and wish you a wonderful Bastille Day! 2018 Parade on the Champs-Élysées » Read more...

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50 verbs and expressions to keep the conversation flowing

Verbs 1. Rencontrer quelqu’un to meet someone 2. Travailler to work 3. Inviter quelqu’un à dîner to invite someone fo dinner 4. Dîner to have dinner 5. Faire une promenade to go for a walk 6. Présenter Anne à Paul to introduce Anne to Paul 7. Serrer la main à quelqu’un to shake hands 8. » Read more...

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spring in france

Spring in Paris Spring is a wonderful season to visit France, temperatures are warmer in most parts of the country. Although it can be wetter from other seasons especially in the western part. The good thing is that it is also less crowded than in summer. There are many events that occur during spring such as: Bourges Music festival in April Cannes Film Festival in May French Open in Paris in late May - early June… If you’re heading south, there is also the Monaco Grand prix in May that is worth the visit. » Read more...

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homonyms

Homonyms are words that have the same pronunciation but different meanings. In spoken French it can be challenging to distinguish one word from another. First step is to memorize a few and remember in what context you can use them. Then try to re-use them as much as you can, it will get easier to identify them. If you want to test your knowledge about French homonyms, here are a few examples. » Read more...

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la galette des rois

Galette des Rois. On January 6th and until the end of the month it is the tradition of the French King Cake or La Galette des Rois in France. Friends, families, colleagues celebrate Epiphany, the arrival of the Wise Men (Magi) by sharing a whole galette all together. The most important and best-loved tradition among children is la distribution des parts. The group’s youngest usually hides under the table and calls the name of the guest who will get the next slice. » Read more...

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happy holidays!

Stanislas Square, Nancy - France Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year! Colmar, France » Read more...

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