Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Champagne +Science = excellent cocktail!

September 20, 2017 by  
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          When do you know it’s party time?  When you hear the glorious explosive pop with which Champagne announces its arrival. This and a plume of blue fog… http:// This  blue fog phenomenon has been researched  by French physicists for 2 years in France in the Champagne Region at the University […]


April 20, 2016 by  
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FRENCH EXAM Congratulations to our Mosaic Languages student Anna D., 12 year-old who passed the DELF A2 exam with 94%!!!!! These are internationally recognised exams awarded by the French Ministry of Education to prove the French-language skills of non-French candidates. The DELF (“Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française”) and DALF (“Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française”) consists […]

Improve your French

April 19, 2016 by  
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Practice makes perfect: a good way to do so is to listen and watch the French News. Here are a few recent videos- ( with some transcript!) Les idées à la campagne Covoiturage au travail L’art de la conversation Jones Reconnect Twitter Account Website Dashboard Ad Manager My Profile Account Log Out Help We’re Hiring […]

Holiday and Imperfect in French

July 5, 2015 by  
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It’s holiday time…. But what about the imperfect. Put the verbs from the Song Les Vacances au bord de la mer by Michel Jonaz (1975) in the imperfect and then listen to the song to see if you were right. On _______ (aller) au bord de la mer Avec mon père, ma sœur, ma mère […]

FRENCH: Traditions du 1er Mai

May 1, 2015 by  
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Il est de tradition le 1er mai, d’offrir quelques brins de muguet à ceux qu’on aime. Si vous êtes aventureux, vous irez dans les bois en chercher. Et si vous êtes entrepreneur, vous les vendrez au coin des rues. On dit que le muguet apporte du bonheur à celui à qui l’on offre : c’est […]

Joyeux Noël & Buone feste

December 14, 2014 by  
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Put more French in your daily life!

December 11, 2014 by  
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You want to learn French but find it difficult to do your homework. What don’t you try to put more French in your life, spice up your life by doing it the French way….. On tips would be to write down  your shopping list in French. Here is a list easy to print before hitting […]

Best city to go to Uni?

November 26, 2014 by  
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Just found an interesting piece of news in the Guardian this morning: The best city to study is…….. Paris! “To study in Paris is to be born in Paris.” Victor Hugo, Les Misérables. Paris retains the top spot this year because of its strong choice of universities and a good showing across the metrics. Vive […]

Why choose Italian for A Level or Uni

November 15, 2014 by  
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Why  choose  to study Italian <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/ANc2joZ6tb8″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> Have they miss any other reasons?


November 15, 2014 by  
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Idiomatic expressions with the word Temps-   Un temps de chien – du mauvais temps, de la pluie et souvent du vent Etre dans l’air du temps– quelque chose qui doit être à la mode puisque tout le monde le fait Avoir fait son temps: être trop vieux La nuit des temps: il y a […]

How to get a Va-Va-Voum Accent

October 8, 2014 by  
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LE or LA: That is the Gender question – A guide

September 30, 2014 by  
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  There is no logic about the gender of words in French. A shirt worn by a man is                La chemise A blouse worn by a woman is        Le chemisier Most of the time, the ending of a word tells you if it’s feminine or masculine.   Masculin Féminin Généralement […]

When Knowing the French Alphabet can save your life… well almost

September 14, 2014 by  
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The best cure to calm you done apart a strong Cognac is knowing your French alphabet. You will never say anymore, ” Monsieur “What ever his name was” called. Now you can relax, take notes and make sure you understood by repeating back the dreaded letters. I’ve devised a very simple way to memorise it: […]

How to type French Accents

September 14, 2014 by  
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No more excuses Here is a link to a website http://french.typeit.org/

Is it worthwhile learning another language?

May 28, 2012 by  
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YOU AND YOURS On August 2010 BB4 broadcasted an interesting programme on whether it is worth it to learn another language and whether this skill improves life. People talk about their experience in learning another language: their successes as well as their struggles. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00thxg0#p009r16                       […]

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