Simiane La Rotonde Cycle
Active ProvenceExploreJulie WhitmarshVillages

Stepping back in time in the Village of Simiane La Rotonde 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Over the summer one of our favourite cycle rides took us to the delightful boulangerie at Simiane-La-Rotonde, just across the border from us towards Banon in the neighbouring Department of Alpes de Haute Provence. The boulangerie itself is worth the hour long uphill cycle, but …

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One Sip at a Time Book by Keith Van Sickle
BooksBoutiqueCarolyne Kauser-Abbott

Learning to Speak French One Sip at a Time Book Review

Expat living is not for the faint of heart. Surrounded by a new environment, comfortable routines are gone, and even mundane daily tasks requires extra consideration and effort. Where to grocery shop? What are the best schools? What about health care? Add a foreign language and different cultural norms to …

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Markets in France and Learning French @VaucluseDreamer
Expat LivingJulie Whitmarsh

Learning French to Enjoy Life in Provence 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Having spent a good few months out of the last year in France both Andy and I have seen our French really improve, although we both started at very different levels. I’d learned French at school, although had given up after taking my ‘O’ …

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French Tongue Twisters
Ashley TinkerExpat Living

Try to Master These French Tongue Twisters

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: During one of my first jobs here in France, one of my colleagues challenged me to learn these French tongue twisters. I found this crumpled piece of paper in a pile of forgotten souvenirs under the bed the other day. I was compelled to …

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Learn French this Spring
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearn French

Want to Learn French? Try Free Online Language Lessons This Spring

In the past, most language classes followed a similar scholastic approach, typically involving the memorisation of verbs, tenses and sentence structures. The process is the same whether students were attempting to conquer one of the romance languages (Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian or Catalan), a Germanic tongue, a Slavic dialect or …

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AixcentricLearn French

The Art of Learning French in Aix en Provence

Contributor Blog Post By Aixcentric: ‘L’art d’apprendre le francais’ and ‘l’art de vivre en Provence’ are combined for those signing up for courses with Destination Francais. It’s an Aix-based company started by two French teachers, tired of the classroom-based teaching methods they’d been tied to in the traditional system. They …

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Barefoot BloggerExpat Living

Top 10 Reasons Why I’m Not Learning French

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: The past two weeks the Barefoot Blogger has spent a lot of time with new French friends. Admitting that I live in France and that I can barely put together a sentence in French is getting embarrassing. Currently I have Rosetta Stone and another …

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La Rotonde #AixenProvence #Provence @PerfProvence
AixcentricExpat Living

New French Classes in Aix

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Learn French while exploring Aix If like me you are slogging away to improve your French, you may be interested in a new company, Destination Francais, which has been set up in Aix. They are offering ‘lively, fun and practical French courses in small groups …

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Barefoot BloggerExpat Living

Deviation: Language Barrier Ahead

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: The Barefoot Blogger is still not learning French. Although I have at least three online courses and two books on French open at any time, it’s just not sinking it. Well, maybe a little. Now I’m beginning to think that, perhaps, I understand some …

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Learning French @bfBlogger2013
Barefoot BloggerExpat Living

I’m Learning French!

By Deborah The Barefoot Blogger is learning French! For all those ‘doubters’ out there who think the Barefoot Blogger will never learn French, here’s news. After two years living in France, and during a short visit to family in the States, I’m taking French lessons seriously. Seriously. The Rosetta Stone …

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