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Improving Your French

When Parisians Won’t Speak French to You – How to Handle It

Doesn’t it drive you crazy when this happens? Scenario #1: You’ve just settled in at a table in a cozy Parisian bistro. In your very best French, you say to a waiter: “Puis-je avoir la carte, s’il vous plaît?”* He nods and immediately hands you an English menu. Scenario #2: You’re at the fromagerie**, preparing to …

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Top tips to learn French at markets in Paris

Paris is a haven for bon vivants. Although there are numerous supermarkets, chain shops and fast food restaurants, markets in Paris are still very much alive, kicking and full of fresh fruit & veg. While in Paris, whether on holiday or staying for longer, we suggest making like the locals and heading over to your …

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Learn Your Colors in a Parisian Park

At French As You Like It, we are lucky enough to work with all sorts of interesting individuals with all different levels of French. From the professional singer who wants to perfect her accent to the traveling spouse who has just moved to France, we love the challenge of creating French lessons for everyone. Whether …

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Private French Classes at the Jardin des Tuileries

Paris is our classroom! Call or contact us to organize lessons at the Jardin des Tuileries and other parks around Paris. Autumn arrived early in Paris this year. The leaves on the trees are already changing colors, the days are getting shorter, and the weather has already started to cool.   Before winter arrives and our …

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Learn French from Robots! A Lesson at Le musée des Arts et Métiers

  Tucked away in the Paris 3rd is one of the coolest and most underrated museums in Paris, Le musée des Arts et Métiers. The museum was founded in 1794 as a repository for the preservation of scientific instruments and inventions and is now home to over 80,000 instruments and machines that date back to …

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Buying Plants (& Chickens) in French at the Marché aux Fleurs

Everyone knows that a French apartment isn’t complete without geranium gushing from the windows boxes. Your French tutor has held your hand as you’ve bought new appliances for and hung pictures in your dream French apartment. Let us now take a stroll through the Marché aux Fleurs to purchase some houseplants and the great thing …

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French Lesson at Hôtel de Ville in the Paris 4th

Click to listen to the French lesson on the Hôtel de Ville. Location: 29 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris, France Transportation:  metros lines 1 and 11 at Hôtel de Ville Hours: Open 8:30am to 5pm Mon, Tues, Wed, and Fri; 8am to 7:30pm Thurs; 8:30 to 5pm Sat and closed Sun (reservations required one week …

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Learning French at L’Eglise de la Madeleine in the Paris 8th

After your shopping lesson at Darty, explore the nearby neighborhood with a French lesson at the Eglise de la Madeleine. Click to listen to the French lesson! Location: Place de la Madeleine Transportation:  metros lines 8, 12, and 14 at Madeleine Hours: Open 8:30am to 6pm Admission fees: free Website: http://www.eglise-lamadeleine.com/ The location has been …

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French Lesson at the Petit Palais in the Paris 8th

Open to hear a description of the Petit Palais in French and then read the full-text with highlighted vocabulary below: French Lesson at Le Petit Palais   Location: Avenue Winston Churchill Transportation:  metros lines 1 and 13 at Champs-Elysées Clémenceau Hours: Open 10am to 6pm (ticket office closes at 5pm) Tuesday through Sunday Admission fees: free …

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French Health Emergencies Numbers and Key Phrases

You plan the perfect vacation to Paris and then on the second afternoon you twist your ankle getting off the bus. Or you’ve just relocated to Paris, barely know a soul, and your child wakes up with a high fever. What do you do? Don’t panic. Just make sure you know where to find a list of French emergency …

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Ten Things that Make Different Noises in French

Hear the sounds in French (opens with QuickTime Player and Windows Media Player) You may already know that some animals make different noises in French (frogs go: côa côa;  duck go: coin coin), but do you know that objects also make different sounds in French? Even you make different noises in French. Rather than going …

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A French Lesson at the Marché Saint-Pierre in the Paris 18th

  Click to listen to the vocabulary lesson: Marché Saint-Pierre (opens with QuickTime Player and Windows Media Player). For those students looking for a real challenge, we encourage you to listen and try to write the text too. Location:  The borders are the rues d’Orsel, Charles Nodier, Livingstone, Seveste, Pierre Picard and the place Saint-Pierre. …

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