Tag: Education

Adventures in French Pronunciation

“Why don’t you want to take French?” I asked my friend. “It’s too difficult to pronounce!” she responded. Does this conversation sound familiar? Lots of…

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C’est la rentrée!

En France la rentrée est un moment important et particulier, mais pas seulement pour les enfants ou étudiants qui reprennent le chemin de l’école ou…

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Les antonomases en français: ces noms de marques tombés dans le langage courant #2

Avez vous lu le post précédent sur les antonomases? Si non, petit rappel avant de découvrir de nouveaux noms plus bas: une antonomase est une…

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Les antonomases en français: ces noms de marques tombés dans le langage courant

Une antonomase est une figure de style consistant à remplacer un nom commun par un nom propre ou, plus rarement, inversement.  Très souvent l’utilisation du…

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Fun with French Idiomatic Expressions, Part 2

If there’s one thing that France is famous for, it has to be the delicious food! The French are known for their baguettes, cheeses, wines,…

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Parlez Québecois !

New Englanders are lucky to have a Francophone region a quick plane or scenic car ride away.  While many of us dream of visiting the…

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Abbreviation Adventures in French

LOL, YOLO, ILY, LMK- these are some of the abbreviations you may see in the US on social media or in text messages these days…

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Fun with French Idiomatic Expressions

Has anyone ever told you they have the cockroach? Or that they drink like a hole? Idiomatic expressions can be funny to hear in another…

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Putting an Accent on Success

Each year, the French Cultural Center raises funds through generous individual gifts and proceeds from our annual Tour de France Viticole Wine Dinner to support…

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2018 Student & Teacher Awards

The French Cultural Center / Alliance Française of Boston and Cambridge is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2018 student and teacher awards. Each…

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