Useful expressions for talking about love in French
February 13, 2024

Ah, février, mois de l’amour…!Aren’t we all happy to leave behind January’s cold weather and post-holiday fatigue to embrace February’s sun and nature’s revival?I am not a big fan of the commercial fuss surrounding la Saint-Valentin as I believe we should be ...

L’hymne à l’amour
February 5, 2024

I have always been une grande amoureuse de la langue française. I love the music of this language, its innumerable words and expressions, the ideas which are conveyed with them, and most importantly, the powerful attraction granted to those who ...

Cyrano de Bergerac: Le Baiser
January 29, 2024

What is the most common subject discussed in a small talk situation? La météo, bien sûr!Whether you are attending a networking event, a soirée with new friends or a business lunch with French speaking colleagues, commenting on the weather is ...

Baby It’s Cold Outside
January 22, 2024

Did your holiday feasting have an impact on your tour de taille (waist)? We often eat more than our fair share over the Holidays, but isn’t it what it’s all about?  Family, food, and festivities?  Mais oui!The good news is that attending a fitness ...

La fièvre du yoga!
Self care January
Marion Ertauran
January 16, 2024

C'est le mois de janvier, et vous ne cessez de vous répéter qu’il faudrait un peu éliminer ces excès de Noël et du Nouvel An. Prêt à Parler se joint à vous pour vous accompagner dans cette dure mais nécessaire ...

Self-care January
January 8, 2024

A new year has just begun and you are full of very good intentions for 2024. If improving or learning French is part of these good resolutions, bravo!Some might feel discouraged or disempowered after a few days, weeks or months ...

Give French A Chance
December 4, 2023

When does the Christmas season officially start for you? Maybe on the 1st of December, when you open the first door on le calendrier de l’Avent, or just a few days before le jour de Noël. Some of you might already be in the ...

Noël en français
November 27, 2023

I recently attended a lovely networking event during which a new entrepreneur group called Genuine Women was launched. Despite its name, most of the group's events are taking place in French and welcome both male and female entrepreneurs. They are ...

The Art Of Networking
November 20, 2023

Besides saying ''Bonjour, merci & au revoir'', the next thing any expat living in or visiting a French speaking country must learn is how to order coffee. As everyone knows, ''a coffee a day keeps the grumpy away''!Here are 5 Very Useful Tips to ...

Un café, s.v.p.!
November 13, 2023

If you've ever found yourself hesitating in a French conversation, unsure of the right words to use, or longing for a more natural flow, you're not alone. Interacting in French goes beyond grammar rules; it's about embracing expressions that add ...

The Power Of Small Words
November 6, 2023

Did you know that “lisping” is zézayer or zozoter in French? While lispers cannot produce the “S” and/or ”Z” sounds in English, zozoteurs have an abusive use of the letter “Z” in French! The vast majority of French speakers who haven’t been taught English diction properly use that consonant to ...

S or Z? Zat iz ze question!
October 30, 2023

Have you recently learned a great French verb tense called "passé composé" ? This is a really important milestone in your French learning process as you will absolutely need this verb tense to express yourself in the past. While learning or ...

To Be or To Have?
October 20, 2023

Our students often ask us if we have special tricks to help them feel more comfortable in social gatherings in French.No matter how well one speaks a foreign language, it is always nerve-racking to enter a room full of strangers who ...

Business French: Le réseautage
October 13, 2023

Thomas Berger said that "the art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge."If you already know how to introduce yourself, talk about your life in general, and answer basic questions in French, you are now ready ...

To Dare Is To Do

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