Frederic BIBARD
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Quiz: What’s Your Language Learning Style?

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Do you know what learning style works best for you? Based on the VAK learning model, learners use all three channels to learn and process information and experiences: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. But one or two are usually dominant. When you find out what your preferred learning style is, you can properly tailor your French […]

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Quiz: Which French Stereotype Are You?

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You probably heard a lot of stereotypes about French people–some true while some are just downright ridiculous. But today, we sill see which French stereotype is totally you. But quick reminder! This quiz is purely for fun and is filled with a lot of exaggerations. So take everything with a grain of salt. And more importantly, […]

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The Newbie’s Guide to French

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There are a lot of possible reasons why anyone would want to learn French but you probably have your very own. Is it your lifelong dream to speak French? Are you travelling or moving to France soon (or other French-speaking countries)? Do you want to expand your horizons by immersing in a different culture? Regardless […]

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When to Use Face, Visage or Figure in French?(Q&A)

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Bonjour tout le monde ! If you are one of the close to 20,000 subscribers of my weekly newsletter, you’d know that I answer questions from readers every week. The questions could be anything from language, travel, culture, and anything about France. I know that some of the questions are also on the minds of […]

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A Learner’s Guide to French Cinema

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Can you really use French movies to learn French? My answer is a resounding oui ! This guide will teach you some tips on how you can effectively use French movies to improve your French and point you to a lot of good French movie recommendations. If you’re serious about learning French, you would want […]

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Witty French Puns to Take Your French to the Next Level

As Alfred Hitchcock once said, « puns are the highest form of literature ». In French, this witty play on words is called “calembour” and it takes a certain level of expertise in the language to be able to pull it off. Calembours make use of homophony (words that sound the same) to inject humour […]

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Must-try French Specialties from Every Region of France

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France has so many types of cheese, wine, and specialties from all over the French regions that it’s hard to keep up! Where do you go to try the ratatouille… or the famous frog legs, if you’re feeling adventurous? Don’t fret, I prepared a culinary Tour de France for you to enjoy. I even added […]

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100 French Phone Vocabulary and Phrases to Handle Calls Like a Pro

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Dring, dring !   Your phone is ringing! How do you answer it while speaking French? Or better yet, how do you make phone calls in straight French? Sounds scary? Nah, piece of cake for you, I’m sure. Especially if you have a cheat sheet like this one I’m sharing with you. Here in this […]

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Newsletter Q&A: Christmas in France

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Bonjour ! Every week on the Talk in French Newsletter, I answer questions sent by subscribers. The questions could be anything about France: language, culture, tourism, etc. And I try my best to answer each and every question sent my way. By the way— you can ask me anything, too! Just send me an email […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Your French-obsessed Friends

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Do you need ideas on what to give someone who is crazy about France and anything French? Whether it’s for a friend, family, a special someone, or even for yourself, here’s a list of 15 delightful gifts any self-confessed francophile would truly enjoy. Gifts for foodies Oyster knife When the winter months roll in and oysters […]

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French Podcast Ep# 17: Les blagues (French Jokes)

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Have you ever found yourself wondering what kind of humor the French people have… or if indeed the French joke at all? Well, you’re in luck because today, I’m sharing with you one episode from the all-new Talk in French advanced level podcast. And the topic is all about…. Les blagues! French jokes! Yes, the […]

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25 Funny French Onomatopoeia that will make you LOL

Before we dive into today’s lesson, let me address the elephant in the room. Some are probably asking: Onomato-WHAT? OK, it does sound like a big scary word. But onomatopoeia is a figure of speech that mimics the sound of an item it describes. It is the “written sound”. In French it is called une […]

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