Does Lily Collins speak french?

Last night, I was channel surfing and I saw that Lily Collins was on Late Night with David Letterman. Naturally, being the Lettersman fan that I am, I decided to watch. I was surprised when she started speaking in french! It turns out that she's been learning the language for her new movie, Isabelle Dans La Ville. Apparently, her co-star is also fluent in french and taught her the basics of the language on the set. This got me thinking: how many other celebrities are bilingual? And more importantly, can any of them speak french?

Every year, I have the pleasure of teaching a French class to some of the most talented and motivated students at our school. This year, one of my new students asked me if Lily Collins – actress and daughter of musician Phil Collins – could speak french. Hoping to set the record straight (and amuse my class in the process), I did a little research…

French Kiss: The truth behind the legend

Think you know everything there is to know about the French kiss? Think again! In this blog post, we'll uncover the truth behind the legend and explore all that goes into this infamous gesture of love. So sit back, relax, and get ready to learn something new!

If you’ve ever been to France, you know that the French really know how to kiss. But is it really all that different from anywhere else? According to legend, the French invented kissing, and they’re the best at it. But is there any truth to this claim? Let’s take a look at the history of kissing and see what we can learn.

French language, French regional languages, French dialects, French patois… But what exactly are you talking about?

Did you know that there are over 70 different French dialects spoken in France? That's a lot of variations on one language! Many of these dialects are dying out, but some are still thriving. In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of the most common French dialects and their distinguishing features. So whether you're a beginner or an experienced speaker, be sure to check out this post for a little more insight into the fascinating world of French linguistics!

Hey students! Looking to learn more about the French language? You’re in luck, because I’m here to talk to you about all the different types of French.
There’s Standard French, which is spoken in France and other francophone countries. Then there are the regional languages, which are dialects that are specific to certain parts of France. And finally, there are the patois, which are even more localized dialects that can be quite difficult to understand.
So whether you’re planning on traveling to France or just want to sound like a native speaker, make sure you learn all about these different varieties of French!

French are inventors

Imagine a world where the airplane, the jeans, the movie theater, the aspirin, the bra, the Sim card, the sketchbook, the aquarium, the camera function of your cell phone or the tin can would not exist (sounds like a surrealist poem!)
Not really conceivable, is it? Well, without French inventors, all these revolutionary developments might never have seen the light of day!
And you thought that the Hexagon was only the country of gastronomy, culture, art of living and the Tour de France… Let’s take a closer look at it all!

Why do the French love to demonstrate?

The French are often thought to be a people who love to take to the streets in protest. This may or may not be true, but what is certain is that the French have a long and proud history of civil unrest and uprisings. Let's take a closer look at some of the most famous demonstrations in French history.

I don’t know about you, but I always love when my French students demonstrate in class. It’s just so entertaining to see them passionately waving their flags and chanting about whatever it is they’re protesting. What makes the French so drawn to these demonstrations? Why do they love to protest? And what are the consequences of all this protesting? Stay tuned for my thoughts on the matter…

The aperitif, a privileged moment in France

Aperitifs are alcoholic drinks that are served before a meal to stimulate the appetite. They come in many different varieties, but all of them share one common goal: to get your digestive system ready for the upcoming meal. Aperitifs are popular in France and other parts of Europe, but they are also enjoyed in the United States and other parts of the world.

In France, the aperitif is a very important moment. It’s a time to relax and enjoy some good company and conversation. And of course, it’s also a time to savor some delicious drinks and snacks! Whether you’re enjoying an apéritif with friends or family, it’s always a special occasion. So sit back, relax, and let’s explore everything there is to know about the French aperitif!​

The French Riviera: Paradise for Tourists

If you're thinking about learning French, you'll definitely want to add the French Riviera to your list of places to visit. This stunning coastline is a paradise for tourists, with crystal-clear waters, delicious food, and plenty of activities to keep you busy. Whether you're interested in soaking up the sun on the beach or exploring the local culture, the French Riviera is definitely worth a visit!

What comes to mind when you think of the French Riviera? For most people, it’s a picture-perfect paradise with sparkling turquoise waters, beautiful sandy beaches, and charming villages dotting the coastline. If you’re thinking of packing your bags for a vacation on the Riviera, you’re definitely not alone! every year, millions of tourists flock to this region to soak up its sun and Mediterranean atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for a quiet getaway or an action-packed adventure, the French Riviera has something for everyone. Keep reading to learn more about what makes this region so special – and why it should be at the top of your travel list!

What was The French Connection?

What do you get when you cross French culture with American crime? The answer: the 1971 movie classic, The French Connection. This film follows New York police detectives Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle and Buddy Russo as they track down a drug smuggler who is bringing heroin into the United States from France. With car chases, shoot-outs, and a dramatic finish, this movie has it all! So what is the real story behind The French Connection? Keep reading to find out.

Most high school students have never heard of The French Connection. Heck, most people have never even heard of it! But, it’s one of the biggest drug busts in history. In this post, we’re going to take a look at what The French Connection was, how it was busted and the aftermath.
Are you ready? Let’s go!