What is faire la bise? This post was inspired by the hook of the song, Aristocrate by French rapper, Heuss L’Enfoire, « fais-moi la bise comme un aristocrate »
I wrote this poem in French when I was 20-something
Listen to songs by Amir, Diva Faune featuring Léa Paci, Aude Gagnier, Pink Martini, Sara’h, and Zap Mama
I recently attended a community screening of Modified, a French-Canadian documentary about "a food lover's journey into GMOs," or genetically modified/engineered organisms. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this film is a must-see for anyone who eats food. So, yes, it's for everyone! In the 90-minute award-winning film, filmmaker, Aube Giroux, takes viewers … Continue reading French-Canadian Film: Modified
When my daughter's French teacher recently asked for donations of new or gently used French-language books to add to her classroom’s library, these three books immediately came to mind: Ourika by Claire de Duras Mes parents by Hervé Guibert Paroles by Jacques Prévert I had to read these books for my French classes and I … Continue reading If You’re Learning French, Read These 3 Books
How languages, dialects, and accents develop over time is fascinating to me. It’s proof that a language is living because it constantly moves around and grows. In school, I studied the mechanics of French. But as with any language, the best way to learn how to speak and develop fluency in français is to immerse … Continue reading How Do You Say Blueberry in French? It Depends on the Region
I describe how I became a fan of all things French. A 30-year love story in about 3 minutes.