Learning French Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateKeith Van SickleLearning French

Learning French in Provence it’s Not a Race

Never Argue With Your French Teacher My wife Val and I live in California but I spend several months every year in St-Rémy-de-Provence. When we first started doing this some years ago, Val spoke basic French and I spoke next to none. So we each took classes in the US …

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Taste of Provence Tour Gordes Luberon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Join a Taste of Provence Tour Combining Language and Culture

When friends book a trip to France, they often decide that they will improve their French before departure. Few do. Instead, they download a translation app to their smartphone and stumble through. The truth is, in Provence, if you stick to the typical tourist sites, larger cities and travel in …

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Goût et Voyage Culinary Travel
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostGuided Holiday Tours

Goût et Voyage Culinary Travel by French Quarter Magazine

This article was previously published on the French Quarter Magazine website. “Interview with Goût et Voyage, Spotlight on Travel and Cooking” Tell us a bit about Goût et Voyage. Goût et Voyage creates lasting memories through French (and Italian) gourmet travel adventures. Martine Bertin-Peterson serves as the escort for all …

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Language of Molière Antibes Boulevard d'Aguillon
Expat Living and Real EstateJemma - French LessonsLearning French

Doing Battle with a Teenager in the Language of Molière

Contributor blog post by Jemma: “Moi, je veux prendre le penne au pistou,” Lolo says to the waiter in fluent, properly French-accented French. Her order is no surprise. Pesto penne is one of my 13-year old’s favourites. The wiry waiter turns his gaze to Philippe, who sits beside me at …

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International Francophonie Day Online French Lessons
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning French

What is International Francophonie Day? The Perfect Excuse to Learn to Speak French

With over 369 million French speakers around the globe why not celebrate? Since 1970, when the Niamey Convention was signed, International Francophonie Day (website) is celebrated every year on March 20th. There are 77 countries in the world where French is the language of record, or in some cases like …

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Learn French Provence FRANCI DISCENDUM
Expat Living and Real EstateGuest PostLearning French

Learn French in Provence Flexible Programs for Visitors and Expats

Learning a second language is never easy, and as a uni-lingual adult, the long “road” to mastering French is daunting. Even native French speakers agree that there are more exceptions to the language’s rules than necessary, and let’s not even begin to talk about verbs. Marina Depoorter is the founder …

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French Language Lessons @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning French

French Language Lessons and Resources the Gift of Self-Improvement

Are you scratching your head to find the right Christmas gift this year? Most of us have plenty of clothes, sporting goods, electronics and other gadgets. Consider giving a brain-enhancing present that improves cognitive function, builds multitasking skills and makes you smarter. Give the gift of French language lessons. According …

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Simiane La Rotonde Cycle
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

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
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

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
Julie 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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