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Take your MBA or E-DBA in Paris!

With this on your CV you will stand out as the person who wanted to get out of their comfort zone and understand a European mindset and all the opportunities that brings.

After coaching many people , one thing I know for sure is that the key to making creative ideas work is 360 degree knowledge, seeing business from all its angles. Add the stimulation of working in teams of like minded people with group and staff…

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Added by LINDA CROFTON on July 17, 2018 at 11:15am — No Comments

...and the winner is...

Thank you so much to ALL participants in the 12th edition of Concours J'Ouellette® - and big CONGRATS to the winners!!

https://learnparisianfrench.j-ouellette.com/summer-contest-concours-dete-2018/…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on July 14, 2018 at 9:52pm — No Comments

LAST DAY to win the J’Ouellette® Concours d’été 2018!

Hey, hey!

LAST DAY to win the J’Ouellette® Concours d’été 2018!

***Q7 is up, and we accept answers until tomorrow evening***

How would you like to win an amazing 8 week Parisian experience that prepares you inside and out for your next trip to the City of Light?

This is our…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on July 12, 2018 at 11:10pm — No Comments


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Free screening of French comedy ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS this Friday at Tompkins Square Park

ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS (Les Émotifs anonymes)

Directed by Jean-Pierre Améris, 2010, PG-13, 1h20

With Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré



Chocolate factory owner Jean-René (Poelvoorde) hires Angélique (Carré), a gifted chocolate maker. Although they are both incredibly shy and suffer…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on July 12, 2018 at 12:51pm — No Comments


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Free screening of Buñuel's THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE this Wednesday in J. Hood Wright Park! In French with Spanish subtitles!

EL DISCRETO ENCANTO DE LA BURGUESÍA (The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie)

Directed by/Dirigida por Luis Buñuel, 1972, PG, 1h41

With/Con Fernando Rey, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Stéphane Audran, Delphine Seyrig

Courtesy of Rialto…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on July 9, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments

New: Basic French - how to know the French genders: a foolproof solution

Are genders tricky for you and do you have challenges with basic French?

In English, nouns don't have genders, so it may be difficult to adjust to the French way.

However, if you think that German and Latin have 3 genders, you may start to feel better.

Here is an…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on July 4, 2018 at 9:49pm — No Comments


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Coup de coeur - Franz et François par Francois Weyergans

Franz et François de Francois Weyergans

               Vingt ans après la mort de Franz, catholique fervent, auteur de best-sellers sur l'amour fidèle et l'éducation chrétienne, son fils François se lance, affectueusement mais avec une bonne dose de hargne et de rancune, dans une explication virtuelle avec son père qui n'est plus là. "Pendant toute mon enfance et mon adolescence, j'avais une confiance aveugle en mon père, doublée d'une confiance inébranlable en moi. Il était mon seul père et j'étais…

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Added by Mas Erwanne on July 4, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

How to get past the “intermediate plateau” and reach a higher level of fluency in French?

So, do you wan to know how to get past the “intermediate plateau” and reach a higher level of fluency in French?

There are 3 reasons why people get stuck in the “intermediate plateau” instead of reaching a higher level of fluency in French:

1. Getting stuck into…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on July 2, 2018 at 4:33pm — No Comments

La CONVERSATION du LUNDI

Bonjourrr, les amis !

Are you dreaming to make conversation in French when you go to Paris?

Even if you make mistakes, conversation is the way you can master the French language.

Today's conversation starter: « Qu'avez-vous fait ce week-end ? » (What did you do…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on July 2, 2018 at 4:17pm — No Comments


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Free screening of Chabrol's LE BOUCHER this Friday at Tompkins Square Park!

LE BOUCHER (The Butcher)

Directed by Claude Chabrol, 1970, Rated R, 1h33

With Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passalia



In a provincial French town, a sophisticated schoolmistress Hélène (Audran) befriends the charmingly passionate local butcher…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on July 2, 2018 at 11:12am — No Comments

Do you dream to be fluent? Do this!

So, do you like daydreaming?

How many times has someone had to make you come back down to earth from la-la land?

Well, daydreamers may be the most successful people, it turns out! Don’t believe me?

Check out this article to find out why neuroscience thinks so and watch the video for some…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 28, 2018 at 11:40am — No Comments


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Rare screening of GARCON! by Claude Sautet this Friday at Transmitter Park, Brooklyn

GARÇON!

Directed by Claude Sautet, 1983, 1h32

With Yves Montand, Jacques Villeret, Nicole Garcia



Alex (Montand) is a head waiter in a popular Parisian bistro. Between his incessant comings and goings from the…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on June 25, 2018 at 2:34pm — No Comments

This is how knowing Spanish makes learning French harder

So, do you know Spanish, and now you want to learn French?

Other than Spanish food competing with the well renowned French cuisine, you may think that the two related…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 25, 2018 at 11:53am — No Comments

I have a hard time making French sentences

So, do you have trouble making French sentences?

It can be draining to always look for those little linking words, no?…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 23, 2018 at 10:11pm — No Comments

French proverbs - human relationships (part 4)

So, how quickly do you make friends?

You know what they say, true friends are few!…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 23, 2018 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Hard to hear every word in the French conversation? Do this!

So, do you constantly have the feeling that you can’t hear what the French say?

You’re not alone.

I received this question from Denis, in my Facebook group:

“Hearing and understanding French conversation at normal speed is a challenge. I understand a lot if spoken…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 22, 2018 at 10:18pm — No Comments

French idioms for your back pocket - best how-to survival kit

So, have you ever been confused by an expression?

Nowhere is this more true than in a foreign coffee shop.

From the endless ways to order a latte to the many ways you can say “hi” in French, what is a coffee lover to do?

Check out the article below…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 19, 2018 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Looking for a nanny for our 2 year old

We are looking for an engaging and dynamic nanny to look after our 2 year old son from July 6-August 16. Our son speaks French and English. The position can be live in or live out. The position would be based in Great Neck, Long Island. The nanny must have prior experience with this age group and checkable references.

Please get in touch with your cv and contact details.

Thanks!

Added by Roxanne Herbert on June 19, 2018 at 12:40pm — 2 Comments

Why is Parisian French so important?

Have you ever wondered: “Is there a big difference between Parisian French and Canadian French? Or Belgian, or Swiss French? Or are they quite similar?”

Read the article below to see why standard French always wins :)…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 18, 2018 at 8:32pm — No Comments

La CONVERSATION du LUNDI

Bonjourrr, les amis !

Are you dreaming to make conversation in French when you go to Paris?

Even if you make mistakes, conversation is the way you can master the French language.

Today's conversation starter: « À quel âge avez-vous eu votre premier baiser ? » (At what age…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 18, 2018 at 3:32pm — No Comments

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