A stroll in Saint-Germain-des-Près and French vocabulary related to this neighbourhood
There is no better way to improve your conversational French than walking around and immersing yourself in Paris. This morning, I meet up with one my Australian students Kerry in Saint-Germain-des-Près. Located on the left bank of La Seine river, it is a picturesque setting characterised by gorgeous centuries-old churches, high fashion boutiques and art galleries. In today’s blog, I will share with you French vocabulary and expressions related to this mythical neighbourhood. Also, at the same time I’ll help you discover the hidden gems of this legendary district. Read more and enjoy!Read More
French language, Paris
French Immersion in Paris: foodie related vocabulary and the top 4 food markets
Paris is a city that has a food market for everybody. Experience quintessential French food, as well as fragrant spices of a diverse cultural blend of countries. Paris counts more than 90 Food Markets. In this week’s blog, we share with you some useful expressions relating to all things food. We’ll share what we believe are the top 4 food markets to visit, and how much fun an immersive two-hour tour can be with a dedicated and experienced private French tutor in Paris.Read More
Are you a chocolate and pastry fanatic? If not, after visiting Paris, you are pretty much guaranteed to join the Pastry and Chocolate fan club! If you are soon travelling to France are you planning to enjoy delicious chocolates and pastries? Why not try out some French with our handy pastry and chocolate vocabulary.Read More
Paris 5 best bakeries and bread related French vocabulary .
In Paris where the official “pain” is definitely the Baguette, this iconic bread is part of most Parisians’ daily routine. Have you sampled some cheap baguettes in Paris yet? When it comes to delicious, freshly baked bread, there is a wide range of other types of baguettes including slow-rise, gluten free. Not to mention the plethora of different types of Baguettes! You may be used to just asking in French for “une baguette” simply because it is the only one sort of bread that that you know in France. In today’s blog, I will share with you in useful French vocabulary and expressions related to the boulangerie (bakery). Also, at the same time I’ll share with you the 5 best boulangeries in Paris. Read more and enjoy!Read More
French Culture, French language
French Vocabulary and Politics : Some Background On The Presidential Election and phrases to know.
The first round of the 2017 French presidential elections will soon be held in less than a week now. Suspense! If you are an expat in France, no doubt that you will certainly discussing the election with French friends. In this post, French à La Carte shares with you a bit of background relating to the presidential election and also some French election vocabulary to help you to follow the news. Better yet, to give your opinion while debating fervently about politics.Read More
French lesson immersed in the Poplar French perfume world, and a peek into the latest trends in Fragrance.
When it comes to the art of perfumes, France ranks as exceptional, and considered to have produced best popular French perfume in the world, mostly thanks to many of the greatest names in the perfume industry. Chanel, Christian Dior, Hermes. However recently there has been a seismic shift.Today’s blog discusses what has changed. We also share with you some important French vocabulary relating to perfumes and guide you in discovering the best places to explore the fascinating world of French perfume in Paris.
But let’s first look at those sexy French Adjectives to describe a perfume to get you in the mood! (more…)Read More
French Vocabulary Related To Celebrities who are Icons of Parisian Style.
France is renowned for influencing style. From fashion designers, stylists, actresses, models, each have unique style signatures. At French a la Carte -Paris, we have curated a tour dedicated to all things French Fashion. In this post, we will also share with you expressions and vocabulary to describe celebrity and success, taking some examples of the most influential celebs otherwise known as “French Style Icons”.Read More
5 Confusing Expressions For English Speakers in the French language
French language and the five most confusing expressions for English speakers.
You are charmed by the French language, you find it sophisticated and melodic, and would like to be fluent. Or maybe you are an expat in France and you have to master French to adjust to your new life.
Whether it be homophones or synonyms, English speakers usually tend to make recurrent mistakes. After many years teaching hundreds of students, I have listed 5 most common and confusing expressions or verbs for English speakers. I hope this will help you in your French Language journey!Read More
French Culture, French language
French – the language of love. Why is French perceived as the language of love?
France, the motherland of love. This is undeniably one of the strongest cliché attached to France. Why is French language so often considered the language of love?
Is it because of the French’s supposedly romantic behavior? Or because of the so-called elegance of their language? If a cliché is woven out of old unconscious fantasies and the real facts, then the line between the two remains blurry. With Valentines Day coming up, lets take a look at a few facts and some fantasies here in our blog.Read More