June 2018 Blog Posts (26)

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 French worth coming down to!…

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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 restaurant’s kitchen to the dining room, and from his friends to his customers, Alex dreams…

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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 languages should only support each other. : )…

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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?

Making a sentence in French may not be your…

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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!

Nevertheless, some people are really good at launching themselves into new…

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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 slowly and can read French quite well. What can I do to improve my ability to hear…

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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 for some amazing insight into the power of French idioms, and watch the video for some French…

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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 did you have your first kiss?)

MOI:

J'avais 11 ans :)

Write…

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


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Free screening of French Comedy LA BUCHE this Friday at Transmitter Park, Brooklyn

LA BUCHE

Directed by Danièle Thompson, 1999, 1h46

Courtesy of Rialto Pictures




Will there be “une bûche,” a traditional French dessert, for Christmas dinner? By trying to…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on June 18, 2018 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Q&A Français SUNDAY

Bon dimanche, les amis !

Do you want to master the secrets of the French conversation, so that you can make conversation even if you are a beginner, and inspire your friends with your confidence?

Take advantage of today's Q&A Français Sunday!

Please WRITE in the comments below your questions, your challenges or frustrations - along with your…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 17, 2018 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Le FUN du SAMEDI

Bonjourrr, les amis !

Je vais au barbecue de mon amie.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR FUN THIS SATURDAY?

Tell me in the comments below - in French (yes, please use a dictionary! :) ).

P.S.

Immerse yourself as you FINALLY reach your dream of becoming bilingual, learn to speak Parisian French on Skype, BREAK your language barrier and travel the World!…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 16, 2018 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Le MOT du VENDREDI

Bonjourrr, les amis !

Do you want to have a flawless pronunciation so that you are mistaken for a native and be easily understood by French speakers all over the world?

Here's the word of the week: COSSU

Attention to the pronunciation of the OSSU combo - it's tricky for many ;)

Practice it!

For bonus points, translate and write in the…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 15, 2018 at 9:17pm — No Comments

La CITATION du JEUDI

Bonjourrr, les amis !

Do you want to master the secrets of the French language so that you can make conversation even if you are a beginner, and inspire your friends with your confidence?

Here is your Thursday's quote, a fun start to your practice:

« Le ballon, c'est comme une femme, il aime les caresses. » - Eric Cantona (Footballeur)

Do you…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 14, 2018 at 5:51pm — 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: « Aimez-vous regarder des films sur Netflix ? » (Do you like to watch movies on Netflix?)

MOI:

Oui, deux mois par an…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 11, 2018 at 1:11pm — No Comments


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Free screening of THE RULES OF THE GAME this Friday at Washington Square Park #FilmsOnTheGreen

THE RULES OF THE GAME (LA RÈGLE DU JEU)

Directed by Jean Renoir, 1939, 1h50



At la Colinière, the deceptively idyllic country estate of a wealthy Parisian aristocrat, a selection of society’s finest gather for a rural sojourn and hunting party. While the masters are gathered around…

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Added by Nathalie Charles on June 11, 2018 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Q&A Français SUNDAY

Bon dimanche, les amis !

Do you want to master the secrets of the French conversation, so that you can make conversation even if you are a beginner, and inspire your friends with your confidence?

Take advantage of today's Q&A Français Sunday!

Please WRITE in the comments below your questions, your challenges or frustrations - along with your…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 10, 2018 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Le VERBE du MARDI

Bonjourrr, les amis !

Do you want to feel more confident not just knowing what verbs to use in French but using them in all the tenses so that you can feel confident when you speak with the natives?

Let's practice some verbs for conversation, and get immersion-ready!

The verb of the week: SE PROMENER - to have a stroll (plus-que-parfait)

Je…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 5, 2018 at 2:51pm — No Comments

The 13 best ways you can become bilingual

So, have you ever wanted to become someone else?

The possibilities are endless, of course, but did you know that the easiest way is by becoming bilingual?

Fluency in a new language changes and enriches everything you enjoy, from the art you like to the friends that surround you, to the way you think!

There’s no better way to become someone…

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Added by Llyane Stanfield on June 4, 2018 at 11:08pm — No Comments

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