Houston, nous avons un problème!

Have you ever had problems with your apartment since you moved to Switzerland? I certainly did more times than I can remember. My experience as a tenant in Montreal and Munich really wasn’t all that and a bag of chips (really like that 90’s expression!). Had I known how responsive and helpful my régie would be here, in […]

Le French Kiss

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 know how to use them well. If I had to choose the best romantic text ever […]

L’hymne à l’amour

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 celebrating love all year round, but I felt like spreading some love en […]

Don’t Give Up!

January 2018: I am soooo going to improve my French language skills this year! April 2017: Je ne parle pas français, désolé(e)! Some might feel discouraged or disempowered after a few days, weeks or months of giving French a try. That is absolutely normal! I felt just the same when I started learning English, German, and Italian. There will inevitably be moments […]

La fièvre du yoga!

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 class given in French is a great way to improve your […]

Baby It’s Cold Outside

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 always a useful ice-breaker. Here are 5 Great Tips to Talk About The Weather in French! 1. La Bise […]

Give French A Chance

A new year has just begun and you are full of very good intentions for 2018. 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 of giving French a try. That is absolutely normal! I felt just the same when I started learning […]

It’s beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Plus que 5 jours avant Noël! How is your French storytelling? Did you like my little Christmas gift? If you haven’t done so yet, make sure to listen to my audio versions (slow and normal speed) of the Christmas story, which I encourage you to share with your family and friends! Try to speak slowly and as […]

A Christmas Story

It’s the final countdown until Christmas! Some of you might already be in the holiday spirit and others haven’t started thinking about it as you might still be working hard to complete your final projects at the office. In any case, we are all very busy with our Christmas planning and I’ve got just the right thing […]

Le péché mignon de Dordogne!

A month ago, I introduced you to La Dordogne, one of France’s most beautiful regions. Did you have the chance to watch my video which presented some of the best spécialités culinaires de la région? If someone asked my husband Sam what would his last meal on earth be, he would answer, without any hesitation, le confit […]